Tired of staring at the same old topper year after year? Whether you want something a little traditional, like a glammed-up star or a little bit exotic like a tree topper owl, I have something for your kind of Christmas. If you’re tired of all the designs you see at the stores, go ahead and make your own. Check out these DIY Christmas tree topper ideas and give your tree a cool new ‘do!
15 DIY Christmas Tree Topper Ideas
A tree without a topper’s like a mouse without his whiskers! This year, go totally unique and make your own DIY Christmas tree topper. I’ve put together a list of eclectic — and gorgeous! — tree topper ideas to provide inspiration and get your DIY juices flowing. I know how boring it can be to have the same old decorations year after year, it becomes clockwork and not all that fun. So with this list, take your pick and take your Christmas tree topper, all the way to the top! In addition, if you’re looking to expand your reach – learn to sell these crafts and other homemade projects on Etsy!
1. Pipe Cleaner Starburst Tree Topper
2. DIY Star Tree Topper
Cover your handmade star in fabric for an interesting and textured tree topper. Or if you think you don’t have enough time for that, just pick out a colorful stock paper and follow these steps.
3. DIY Himmeli-Style Christmas Star Tree Topper
Himmeli-style decorations originated in Finland, are typically crafted from straws and hang as ornaments or mobiles. This one uses the same concept, but “turned up a notch,” by using brass metal tubing to construct a more durable modern heirloom. Interesting, right?
4. Mario Star Tree Topper
Eschew tradition and go retro. This looks unreal but believe me it is. It’s such a great inspiration you can probably replicate with a little creativity and determination.
5. Tree Topper Shell Star
For everyone who wishes they’re at the beach for Christmas. Grab your shell collection and your glue gun to create a one of a kind shell star. Or in case you’re feeling a little less crafty today, you can get it here.
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6. DIY Owl Christmas Tree Topper
What a hoot! Now this is truly a different take for your tree topper. Can you imagine your tree with a cute little visitor on top? I’m not sure how my kids will feel, but I sure can.
7. DIY Rustic Star Tree Topper
I can’t believe this is something made out of twigs. If you’re going for a rustic look this Christmas, this is truly the tree topper for you. Simple yet beautiful.
8. Woven Paper Star Christmas Tree Topper
So purdy! It may look complicated but if you follow the steps carefully, it’s as easy pie. You can follow this and go for gold but silver seems like a great color too.
9. DIY Starburst Tree Topper
Now this is more than a star, this is a supernova! Can you guess what this tree topper is made of? I’ll give you a clue, it’s materials you can find around the house and truly won’t cost you an arm and foot. See it here.
10. Sheet Music Star Tree Topper | Christmas Tree Topper Ideas
Calling all music lovers, this is the perfect tree topper for a music-filled holiday season. I know it may be a crime to some to use precious sheet music but I’m sure you can just make a copy of a couple to make this.
11. DIY Reindeer Antlers Tree Topper
It’ll feel like Christmas in the woods (even if you’re far from the woods). Get that cabin vibe when you make this large tree topper that’s sure to be a conversation starter.
12. Top Hat Christmas Tree Topper
Put a top hat on your tree and make it a formal Christmas. A top hat on top of your tree, seems fitting to me. You can even learn to make your own mini top hat tree topper if you don’t have one handy.
13. Burlap Bow Tree Topper | Christmas Tree Topper Ideas
Go simple (and frugal!) with this DIY fancy burlap bow. Use it to top your tree or as a festive wreath. However you choose to use it, I’m sure it will be beautiful.
14. Bird House Tree Topper
First, there was an owl, now we have a bird house. It is a tree after all, right? You have to admit though, a step ladder and a bird house make for an easy — and gorgeous — “treescape.”
15. Glittered Tree Topper Tutorial
Dreaming of a GLITTERY Christmas? Then this glittered tree topper is for you. Make your celebration shine with this lovely decor at the top of you tree.
Don’t you wish it could be this easy? (SIGH!)
Want to go traditional and have an angel as your tree topper? Then watch this quick and easy tutorial from Style Resurrection:
You don’t have to stick to the traditional star or angel. Remember, this is your Christmas celebration with your family. You can start a tradition and make your own tree topper with any of these ideas.
What Christmas topper are you making this year? Let me know below in the comments!
And if you need some ornaments to complete your Christmas tree decor, I have a couple of ideas here.