Sometimes, the most simplistic things can be very elegant. When it comes to Christmas something as common as a ribbon can create a holiday atmosphere around the room. Likewise, a dish of Christmas candy not only serves as a humble offering to your guests but is almost a décor piece in itself.
When it comes to decorating a Christmas tree people have different tastes. Some people choose only colorful balls to hang as decorations. Others like each ornament to be completely different. One thing most people have in common, when it comes to that tree, is that we really like to have a topper. Otherwise, the decorated Christmas tree just doesn’t seem complete.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have an elegant tree topper this year. A paper cone can set you on your way to making a topper that’s simply stunning. Paint a plain, white paper cone so that it’s a metallic color, like gold or silver. Or, use scrapbook paper with a metallic theme to create the cone. The cone, turned so the point is facing upwards, becomes the gown for a beautiful Christmas tree angel.
You can assemble the easy angel and then paint it or you can use materials which are already in the color you want. Or, you can combine things of different colors. For example, use a white paper cone, and paint it gold or silver, then use gold or silver scrapbook paper to make the wings.
Cut the tip off the painted cone and glue a large wooden bead to the cut area. The bead should also be painted to match the rest of the angel. Go online to find an angel wing template or draw a simplistic wing set by hand. One easy wing set you can draw is to make a really fat heart shape. Cut the edges of the heart with scissors that create designs. Or, make scallops or similar shapes as you cut the paper wings. When finished, cut the hear tin half, vertically, then attach the wings to the backside of the cone.
Assemble the angel by gluing on the bead then gluing on the wings. A halo can be made by twisting a piece of gold or silver pipe cleaner into a ring shape and gluing it onto the bead. You can do variations to the tree topper angel like adding fake hair or gluing on embellishments to the gown. Give the hemline some glue and glitter, attach fake jewels as buttons, or even begin the craft by covering the cone with satin.
Although the tree top angel doesn’t really need any facial features you can draw them on if you want. The finished Christmas tree top is cheap and simplistic but creates an elegant, metallic look for the top of your tree.