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<p>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.</p>
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<p>Simple: a Santa hat... or any small knit hat</p>
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<p>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!  </p>
 

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

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<p>Hey, even the (fake) trees have to stay warm in Alaska!!!  <img alt="ROTFLMAO.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif"></p>
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<p>P.S.  We love Alaska.  We have friends who live in Kotzebue.</p>
 

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<p>I made an"<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/re-re/5257951144/#/photos/re-re/5257951144/in/set-72157624041714097/" target="_blank">elf hat"tree topper</a> 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.</p>
 
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