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Try these great ideas for Christmas tree toppers this holiday

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The tree topper is perhaps the most important feature of any Christmas tree, so you want to make sure it makes a statement! While we’re all familiar with classic toppers like the angel or star, there are several other unique ideas to help you take your holiday decor to the next level. So whether you’re looking for a tree topper to go with your quirky theme this year or you want a fun project for this holiday season, we’ve got a few Christmas tree toppers you won’t want to miss.

Classic Christmas tree toppers

Classic tree toppers are a fantastic choice for people who want a more traditional approach to their Christmas decor. Below are some of the most common toppers and how to create a classic look in your home.

The angel

The angel on top of the tree is a Christmas staple. Elegant, ethereal and reminiscent of the religious support of the holiday, this is a great tree topper for a family looking to honor the holiday season. When using an angel as a tree topper, it’s important to choose one with colors that match your existing scheme. White and gold tones are perfect for a tree with this classic aesthetic.

The star

The star is perhaps the most popular decoration for the classic Christmas tree. With so many options to choose from between gold or silver colors, the simple five-pointed star or a more complex shape with many arms, or even a DIY paper star, there is something for everyone. You don’t have to follow a schedule with this topper. So it can be a fantastic choice for eclectic tree decorators.

The bow

The bow is another tree topper that enjoys a lot of popularity. Bows are stylish, fun and creative. You may have seen these tree toppers on those chic, immaculately designed hotel and department store Christmas trees. But they’re not just reserved for a tree with the perfect schedule! You can make your own arch this year to round out your tree. Follow our little DIY tree topper guide below.

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Christmas bow decoration on a tree

How to make a tree topper bow

Christmas tree topper bows are an easy and stylish DIY addition to your decor. If you’re interested in adding this classic touch to your design, why not create something unique and personal just the way you like it?

Here’s how to make a tree topper.

Step 1: Fan and fold the wire ribbon about 12 inches wide by 6 inches on either side of where the center of the bow will be. Don’t bother cutting the ribbon just yet. You want to make sure you have enough length to work with to create a full arch.

Step 2: Make about 14 loops on each side as you fan and fold your ribbon.

Step 3: When you’re done, cut the ribbon so that the end is in the middle.

Step 4: Cut a slim “V” shape on either side of the center part of the ribbon folds you made. Use a zipper to secure the center. This will hold your ribbon together as you fan out your bow. Do not cut the loops you made on both sides.

Step 5: Separate, twist and fan the loops to begin fluffing your bow. Reposition the loops to create a fuller look and hide the zipper.

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Step 6: Keep doing this until your bow is completely fanned out.

Step 7: Cut some ribbon to make tails for your bow. The length is up to you, but we recommend holding it against your Christmas tree to see which length you like best.

Step 8: Tie a piece of string around one end of your ribbon tails with about 2 inches of extra length left over to make sure the string doesn’t slip.

Step 9: Tie a piece of string between the knot you made on the ribbon tail and through the zipper to secure them. This step may differ slightly depending on how you want to attach your ribbon tails. But attaching them to the zip keeps the whole ensemble together.

Step 10: Finally, hang your bow on your Christmas tree!

Mini Christmas tree on a table near a window

Unique Christmas tree topper ideas

In addition to the classic tree toppers that dominate the living rooms during this holiday, you can also opt for more unique decorations that give just a little more personality to your decor.

A snowman

DIY snowman toppers are a fun way to lean into a blue and white Christmas theme this year. You’ll find this topper all over Pinterest, and it’s often made from two to three Styrofoam balls with buttons and mini hats or scarves glued on top.

A crown

For a royal look you can always opt for a crown on top of your tree! Glamor lovers may find this option to be the perfect fit for their space. Glittering ornaments, sparkling gold and silver tinsel, and other luxurious touches can really make this tree topper stand out.

A bouquet

Bouquets are another fantastic idea for a Christmas tree topper. We recommend using seasonal flowers, such as poinsettias, to add extra flair to your Christmas decor. Pine cones, evergreen sprigs, twigs and alternative red flowers can be a great way to add a fresh and vibrant touch to your Christmas design without looking too cheesy.

Choosing a Christmas tree topper can be fun, especially if you plan to incorporate it into your holiday design. Whether you want a traditional look or prefer something more unique, there are plenty of options to choose from. And luckily, making your own decor can be super easy. Just be sure to play some happy tunes and eat your Christmas candy while you’re at it to really lean into the seasonal splendor.

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