As you can probably tell, this year I’ve had a bit of a thing with toppers! I always feel like the tree ornaments and decor are passed on from year to year, and while you may make an addition or tweak your collection, let’s face it, it’s really expensive to rehaul all your ornaments just because you feel bored. My suggestion? A tree topper is the quickest and most cost-effective way for a new look. So, I’m armed with another topper tutorial today and it’s a real goodie (if I may say so?)
So, here’s what you’ll need:
- PVA Glue
- Double-sided tape or hot glue
- x 8 lengths of ribbon (20cm long)
- x8 stripes of gold card (20cm long- its width needs to be cut to match the width of the ribbons)
- Something sparkly for the middle
- Floral wire
Taking the gold strips, fix them in a cross-arrangement in the middle, using double-sided tape or hot glue.
Weave in your ribbon strips as below, affixing each intersection with double-sided tape or hot glue. Check and make sure that all the intersections are fixed.
Copying the arrangement below, fix ribbon ends together as loops securely with hot glue or double-sided tape.
Repeat Steps 1-3, and lay them on top of each other.
Glue down the centre between the two layers. Then, glue down all the points of the star between the two layers. Trim down the pointed tips of the card strips and ribbon ends.
For a final touch, add something sparkly to the middle!
To place on your tree, you can use a loop of floral wire threaded through the body of the star, or attach to a gold cone (or party hat) with hot glue- as shown.
(All photographs by Nikki Li)