Friday, 18 December 2009

Tree top

On Wednesday, I showed you my lovely lovely Christmas tree. I love it so much, I just find it so cute and pretty!!! Anyway, I've said that before and I don't want to bore you!!! But you may have noticed it was missing something. That's right, it didn't have a tree topper.

A couple of years ago was the first time I had my own tree and I left it too late to find one in the shops and so we did without one. Last year I went back to my mum's and therefore didn't have a tree in my flat. But this year I was determined to find something. That was until I actually had a quick look in the shops. Honestly, does anyone else have the same problem?? They sell so many different types of baubles and ornaments, all prettier than the next, but the tree toppers, goodness, they're either dead ugly or plain tacky. I just don't get it. So I put my thinking cap on. And I went to make myself a cup of tea. As mad as this may seem, this was the turning point, the moment the idea flashed into my head. I had it. Wanna see it? Follow me!!!

So my main material for this was wooden stirrers. Yep, that's right. Thin wooden sticks you use to stir coffee or tea. All ten of them.

What I did was draw a line in pencil half way across each stick. I then glued two sticks together, so as to have two halves overlapping each other:

And then I made a star out of the five newly made sticks!

I then promply got my glitter glue out and got glitter happy!! I started with one side with some bits in red, others in gold, but then decided I much preferred the gold, so the side you see when you walk up to the tree is all gold.

I then attached it to the tree with some thin wire.

And guess what. It makes me really happy!!!! xxx

ps if you're in England and you've got snow today, hope you're enjoying it as much as I am!! It's lush! And means I'm working from home ;-)


Lalabibaby said...

What a simple and very effective idea ... it looks lovely .... enjoy the snow x

Petit Filoux said...

Thank you!! I have to be fair, I've just been for a little walk and thoroughly enjoyed frolicking in the snow!! x

The Girl said...

Love it!! We don't have anything at the top of our tree at the moment either - know exactly what you mean, tacky angels were all I could find!

Hull never gets snow. It's so depressing. We're too flat and below sea level :( We got a mild dusting that will probably have turned to slush by now. Not. fair.

Petit Filoux said...

I'm so sorry you're so flat up there, I thought the whole country might have had some by now... :-(

PinkCat said...

We only have a dusting of icing sugar snow on the roofs of West London but the sun is glorious.

I love your tree topper. It's so simple and pretty. x

Lucy Pursglove-Jones said...

Perfect! :D x

The Garden Bell said...

Perfect... so simple but so perfect. It really make a great statment to your tree... which is wonderful, but that star is the crowning topper.

Lizzy said...

I am practically snowed in!!! Live on the Essex/Suffolk border. Well all the schools are closed, they don't grit my estate so there is no way I am driving anywhere, tried walking up the road but was very thick and slippy, so I worked from home. Haven't done my tree yet, it is outside covered in snow and looks lovely!