I love this beautiful tree topper, but for $29.00 plus s&h, I don't love the price. My tree needed a new topper since I added this to it, the old topper just didn't quite match the theme.
Off to Michael's I went to pick up these supplies. PS: Use a 40% off coupon on both and it will be golden! You can make this for around $6! You're also going to need a bottle of hot sauce- lol. I decided that I didn't want to add the berries and greenery to mine, but it would be so simple if you want it on yours!
Here is a close up of the wired twine (this stuff is pretty cool).
I cut a piece of the wired twine and began wrapping it at the bottom of the star to provide the stability for the tree topper.
After the star is stable, begin to wrap the twine around the hot sauce bottle (any other bottle will work).
Every so often, I used a vertical loop of twine on the back of the topper to help stabilize and keep the "circles" of the topper together, otherwise they kind of want to bounce apart. Look closely at the picture below, the first eight circles of the twine have a vertical loop twisted around them. The other piece of twine is being worked through the bottom half.
Here is the "messy" back of the topper with the vertical loops.
Let the topper sit overnight to form its shape to the bottle.
Then place the topper on your tree and sing a song about how much money you saved and how awesome your tree looks.
If you like my PB inspired Merry Christmas banner above, click here to see how I made it.
I will be linking to these parties this week. Be sure to check back next week when I hack one more PB inspiration!