Now that my booth is set up for Christmas, I have turned my attention to my own home. I've been buying ornaments as I see them and this weekend I made a new tree topper.
This one that I made two years ago kicked the bucket, so it was time for a change.
For my project I used a sheet of birch bark and wood slices that I salvaged from this wreath, also made two years ago.
I gathered my supplies
And traced a star on the back of one of my birch bark sheets
I used a pair of regular scissors to cut it out
I cut out a slightly bigger star out of cardboard to provide space for a wood slice border and glued the two together.
Then just started gluing on the wood slices with hot glue.
I glued the star to an old bedspring so it sits perfectly at the top of the tree!
So simple and so perfectly rustic!!
I also cut out smaller stars to decorate the rest of the tree.
If you would like to make one yourself, I bought the birch bark HERE.
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! :)
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Sooo pretty! Love how simple it is.. beautiful job~ReplyDelete
Amie @ Pinkapotamus
What an awesome idea for a tree topper,ReplyDelete
What a great idea! Love the rustic touch and how you created more stars as ornaments!ReplyDelete
Stellar project! Sorry couldn't resist. :O)ReplyDelete
Lucy @ Patina Paradise
Oh wow I love this - and the previous projects it came from too :) Pinned!ReplyDelete
You are the star of star making...beautifully done!ReplyDelete
This is gorgeous! I love that you used a bed spring and it's like you read my mind as I was literally just wondering where you can buy birch bark when you told me!ReplyDelete
I saw a lovely candle holder in the shops the other day made from birch with a pretty star cut out but it was SO expensive I was wondering how to get the supplies to make my own. Thank you so much.
I love your use of natural elements to make a special tree topper!ReplyDelete
Thank you for posting your birch bark tree topper at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday, I love it! I featured it on my top ten picks this week. Have a great Thanksgiving, MaryReplyDelete
I love this idea! So rustic and pretty :)ReplyDelete
Love the star! Sooo beautifully natural. I popped over from the Knick of Time party and am now following you.ReplyDelete
I've been seeing your cute star all over the place!! Love it :)ReplyDelete
Star quality....Excellent tutorial!ReplyDelete