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#1 of 5 Old 12-12-2010, 05:37 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We, for the first time, have a (5' artificial) tree. We've made salt dough ornaments and it looks homey, if a bit amateur (which is how i like my trees). Problem is... no topper. A salt dough topper would be too heavy, methinks. I'd like to stick with homemade because there's nothing nice available in the stores here. I knit, and thought about a felted angel or star, but don't have any yellow or white felt-able yarn. No local yarn or craft store, so we're talking common household products here.

 

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Simple: a Santa hat... or any small knit hat

 

 

A little time/effort:  construct a start out of twigs or small tree limbs... you could use twine, pipe cleaners, glue, wire, yarn, or twist ties to hold it together.  Weave in a few branches with berries, or wrap the star with multi-colored yarn.  This would be a very sweet, homey tree topper!  

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Ooh, I like the hat idea. Not too many trees around here to gather branches from, but the hat could be cute :D.


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Hey, even the (fake) trees have to stay warm in Alaska!!!  ROTFLMAO.gif

 

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I made an"elf hat"tree topper this year.I used scrap fabric and an old sweater.I used stuffing but you could stuff a topper with old socks or anything soft.


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