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2 Ways to Make a Christmas Tree Topper
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2 Ways to Make a Christmas Tree Topper

Difficulty Beginner
Budget < £10
Time < 1 hour

The perfect way to finish your Christmas tree is with a pretty Christmas Tree topper - why not make your own? Whether you go for a simple star or a more-complicated angel, there's something achievable for every level of crafter! Angel instructions by Krissi McGilton.

 

 

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Angel Topper

Step-1

Start priming your brown paper mache by painting your angel white with acrylic paint.

Step-2

Once paint is dry, decopatch the neck and the bottom of its skirt in the snowflake Decomache paper.

Step-3

Make 9 cones from the snowflake Decomache paper. Start by cutting 1 sheet of Decomache paper into 6 equal squares, then roll each square from corner to corner, making sure you have a point at the top and bottom of your cone.

Step-4

Secure the edge with Decopaper glue. Once dry, glue in place on the body of the angel, making the first at the front/middle of the body and placing the others each side.

Step-5

Cover the wings in PVA Glue and sprinkle silver glitter all over on both sides. Shake off the excess glitter.

Step-6

To neaten up the raw edges of the paper, glue a piece of ribbon round her neck.

Step-7

Use a pipe cleaner to create a halo, overlapping the ends slightly in a circle shape.

Step-8

Finish her head with a black felt tip, drawing two eyelids and using some light pink acrylic paint give her some rosy cheeks.

Star Topper

Step-1

Start by preparing a base colour – paint the topper all over with a coat of white paint. If necessary, add a second coat. Leave to dry.

Step-2

Paint the topper with glue, then shake on some glitter. Start at the top and work your way down in small sections so the glue doesn’t dry.

Step-3

Shake off excess glitter. Add a second coat of glitter if necessary.

Step-4

To keep the glitter from shedding, paint a layer of glue or hairspray over the top.

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