Make it Merry – Christmas tree toppers
Today is the third day of the collaborative Make it Merry blog project. Over the span of 14 days, 14 creative bloggers will publish DIY inspiration to make the season merry and bright. If you have not checked out the first two installments, by all means click over now to catch up!
Day 1 – Kassi at Truly Lovely
Day 2 – Vanessa at nifty thrifty things
Today is a glimpse into the DIY wonderfulness of Christmas trees. Two of the indoor trees here are mostly home sweet homemade. Including the decorations at the tippy-top. They are made of fabric-wrapped wire, embellished with buttons. A white button star adorns the tree in the dining room.
And this year I made a tree topper in the shape of a crown for the parlor tree.
Here’s the quick and easy how-to. All you need is utility wire, fabric scraps and buttons.
First bend your wire into an outline of the shape you want and twist the ends together. For the crown, weave a second strand of wire through the middle for stability and twist those ends into place.
Next, cover the wire by wrapping with scraps of pretty fabric.
Finally, add some shiny buttons (I painted mismatched buttons with silver nail polish).
Secure it to the tree top and stand back to admire.
Many of the ornaments on the parlor tree are made from junk mail paper. I’ve been working on these crafts all year. Here are some examples: the cowboy boot, paper bead garland, button loop tassel and angelfish. All totally DIY.
The dining room tree is larger, but still filled with home sweet homemade delights.
Paper oak leaves, button garland, tiny jingle bell wreaths and folded paper ornaments.
The homemade sweetness of both trees whisks me to the place where Christmas magic lives. And the crowning glory of both, the button adornments at the top, make my heart sing for joy. Wishing you holiday magic as you decorate your trees for the season!
And don’t forget to continue with us on the Make it Merry blog adventure. There’s so much more in store!