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5 Homemade Christmas tree toppers that are easy to make

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Have you been using the same old ugly tree topper on your Christmas tree each year, and ready for a change? Did you take out your Christmas decorations only to find that your favorite Christmas tree topper has seen better days? Whether you’re going for the rustic look or something a little more eclectic, take a cue from these 5 examples of Christmas tree toppers you can make yourself, most with items you can find around your home. Don’t spend big bucks on department store tree toppers when you can make one that suits your own style for little to nothing.

1 - This Starburst Tree Topper will add some wow to the top of your tree, and can be made easily with just a few inexpensive supplies. Make all of the skewers one length for a uniform look, or vary the sizes (or how deep you push them into the Styrofoam ball) for a more unique take on it.

2 - If you want a more rustic look for your Christmas tree, the Birch Bark Tree Topper might be the one for you. If you don’t have access to birch bark, you could do something similar with another natural material, perhaps burlap or leather, and still trim with the rounds cut from tree branches.

3 - Bibliophiles will either love or hate the Book Page Tree Topper, because it would mean destroying a book to make the topper from its pages. Still, there are books out there that are no longer readable, so this would be a good way to repurpose them into something pretty, as well as useful. A tree topped with book pages would be especially fitting in a library setting. You could also make smaller versions to use as ornaments, or larger to make wreaths.

4 - If you’re intent on a star to top your tree, this DIY Tree Topper wrapped in yarn might be just what you’re looking for. Shown is a store-bought star on a stick, but it would be easy enough to cut your own from a piece of corrugated cardboard to mount on a skewer or small dowel. A group of different sized yarn-wrapped stars on skewers would also be a nice accent to tuck into a flower arrangement, or to adorn a wreath.

5 - A similar idea would be the Tree Topper Star that’s wrapped in twine instead of yarn. This version is made a little more plump with folded plastic grocery sacks before being wrapped in jute or twine – perfect for your shabby-chic Christmas tree.

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