Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Recycled Tree Topper

This is a star made from Christmas cards.  These cards are from the first Christmas my Hubby and I were living together.  I wanted to do something special with the cards to make them a keepsake.  I have no idea where is got the pattern since I made this over 8 years ago, but I found a great tutorial if you want to make one with your left over cards.  I filled the creases in with glitter.  It adds some sparkle and hides the seams.  

Ove the years I hung the star places around the house and this year I decided it should be our tree topper.  We didn't have a tree topper, this is only the 3rd tree we have had since living together.  At the after Christmas sales I never came across one I liked.  Luckily this tree had many tops I nested it in the branches.  I guess if this doesn't work with the next tree I'll make a wire base to attach to the tree.

2 comments:

Jennifer said...

What a great idea! I love it! First of it's ECO friendly... and cute... and sentimental - I think I might have to try my hand at this one. I've been saving our cards for a few years now =)

beautiful!

xoXOxo
Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

Stacy said...

How clever to use glitter to hide the seams. I did a little sign when I read they were cards from your first year together. Sweet :) Thanks for linking up today!

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