16 Fun, Festive, and Unique DIY Christmas Tree Toppers

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    The Top DIY Christmas Tree Topper Ideas

    Instead of reaching for the same classic angel or star Christmas tree topper this holiday season, think outside the box and consider DIY. Pushing your holiday decor over the edge can be as simple as adding a fun and unique topper to your tree. In most cases, a DIY tree topper only requires a few supplies and a bit of holiday-themed creativity. You can design your topper to match your home decor, reflect your Santa-like personality, or show off your favorite colors. There are plenty of great DIY tree topper tutorials to try that will get you off on the right foot.

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    DIY Woven Star Tree Topper

    It’s hard to believe this stunning tree topper is a DIY project. To boot, it’s simple to make and totally budget-friendly.

    Woven Paper Tree Topper from Happiness Is Homemade

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    Peace Sign Topper

    The holidays are full of love, peace, and joy, so why shouldn’t your tree follow suit?

    DIY Peace Sign Tree Topper from Cassie Bustamante

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    Glittery Paper Star Topper

    Imagine the classic star tree topper with a modern makeover. That’s what you get with this DIY glittery paper star tree topper tutorial, using easy-to-find materials like decorative paper and a hot glue gun.

    Glitter Paper Star Tree Topper from Lia Griffith

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    Festive Wire Tree Toppers

    Pipe cleaners are the magic ingredient that makes this DIY project so adorably whimsical. And, let’s face it, we love playing with pipe cleaners. Customize this simple DIY to show off your favorite holiday phrase or symbol. 

    Easy DIY Christmas Tree Toppers from A Beautiful Mess

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    DIY Bow Topper

    Perhaps one of the cutest—and often forgotten—decorations is the classic bow. It’s sweet, innocent, and full of holiday cheer. This tutorial will show you just how to create the perfect velveteen bow to place atop your tree this year. 

    DIY Velveteen Bow Tree Topper Tutorial from Fry Sauce and Grits

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    Disco Tree Decor

    Channel your inner party animal and liven up your Christmas tree with this DIY disco ball tree topper tutorial. There’s no better way to add glam and glitz to your holiday. 

    DIY Disco Ball Tree Topper from Queens Vein

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    Giant Ornament Topper DIY

    Classic Christmas ornaments are adorable. This fun tutorial will guide you through the steps to make a giant one to place on your tree for a fun and whimsical topper.

    Huge Colorful Ornaments and Tree Topper from A Kailo Chic Life

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    Sunburst Mirror Tree Topper

    Sunburst mirrors are all the rage when it comes to modern home decor. Now you can add one of these stylish accessories to your Christmas tree!

    Sunburst Mirror Ornament DIY Tutorial from Tatertots & Jello

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    Pom Pom Mashup

    Nothing says cozy quite like colorful, fluffy pom poms. Choose your favorite ones and dive into this cute craft. 

    DIY Pom Pom Tree Topper from Sugar and Cloth

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    Beaded Star Decoration

    The simplicity of this tree topper gives it an elegant and modern look, perfect to get your home in the holiday spirit. If you’re avoiding busy decor on your Christmas tree, this craft is for you. 

    DIY Beaded Star Tree Topper from Fall for DIY

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    Festive Foraging

    Nature enthusiasts aren’t the only ones who will love this DIY. The cute design just screams Christmas and will perfectly complement your tree this year. 

    DIY Foraged Christmas Tree Topper from Gardenista

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    Budget-friendly Farmhouse Tree Topper

    Cute holiday decor doesn’t need to break the bank and at only $3, this easy-to-follow tutorial will prove it!

    $3 Farmhouse Tree Topper from DIY Beautify

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    Balloon Tree Topper

    Make a statement with your Christmas decor by adding your family’s initial to your tree with a balloon. The ones used in this tutorial make it easy, while keeping it trendy. 

    DIY Balloon Tree Topper from Everything Emily

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    Huge Peppermint Candies

    You say Christmas, we say sweets. The two go hand-in-hand. This adorable tree topper says both and will make your space look both festive and delicious. 

    Peppermint Tree Toppers from A Thoughtful Place

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    Glitter Ball Tree Topper

    If you want a craft that’s cute, easy, and a fun family activity, look no further. You can likely find all of the supplies needed for this craft at your local craft store. Have your kids join in on the fun and help you customize it. 

    Glitter Ball Cone Tree Topper from A Glimpse Inside

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    Driftwood DIY

    Whether you live steps away from the sand or miles away from it, you’ll love this coastal DIY using driftwood. Warm, beachy vibes are always welcome in chilly December. 

    DIY Driftwood Tree Topper from Charleston Crafted