Happy Holidays and thank you Michelle for having me over to guest blogging today! I'm Kitty from A Law Student's Journey . I'm a 2nd year law student, who blogs about crafting my way through law school. A few weeks into my first year, I realized I need an outlet that could completely take my mind off school...and I decided on blogging!
Today, I wanted to share a little holiday craft for your Christmas tree! I worked on this little Wire Tree Topper to share with you all!
The fun part is- you can customize it and hang whatever you'd like from your topper- a wire monogram for your family, a star, a prized ornament or possibly an elf on the shelf (for those of you who have started that family tradition)
Make a Tree Topper
This works great with in thick wire. I had some laying around the house from other crafts, but you can pick some up at a craft store, hardware store, or use a wire hanger!
You'll want to first make a long skinny wire cone shape to fit on the top branch of your tree. You can work with it to fit your tree particularly, but these are a pretty universal design to balance on the top of your tree!
I used pliers to bend it into the cone shape, but you can also find a cone shape around your house, and bent it around for a more symmetrical design.
I always loop the bottom of my wire first, no need for anyone to be cut on the ends!
Then top it off with a hook. That way you can hang your designs from it!
Or if you'd rather, make a swirl, and you are able to stick photos, paper projects, or make a larger swirl and cut a star out of paper, and let your children decorate it!
You can use the spare wire to create other designs- spell out an inspirational Christmas word like "hope" or "faith" or you can make a monogram for your family!
Hope you all enjoyed the post and try to make a tree topper of your own! Thanks again Michelle for opening up your blog to me!
Please feel free to stop by A Law Student's Journey to say "hi"! Check out other popular tutorials here, including the secret to the Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice, just in time for the holidays!
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Thanks Kitty! I feel a little bit of Whoville in those whimsical tree toppers! I love the idea of using them to hold photos too. I may have to make a tree topper of my own, oooh, or a slightly altered version with the monograms could be fun additions to my sweater stockings!
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