DIY Star Christmas Tree Topper

Last year, I found & pinned a tree topper offered by Land of Nod. This year, I decided I was ready to buy it, but of course, they no longer offer it. :(

So I did the only thing I could: Made my own — with a couple of changes to suit our family's style.

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It is a little hard to see in the photos, but I added a bright pink star under the white one &  hand-stitched the smaller stars and circle to the large main star with a decorative blanket stitch. I think it adds a bit of whimsy to a somewhat folksy design. And since I just can't help myself, I made up a pattern to share with you. You can download the pieces here.

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Once you have the pieces of felt cut out, Stack the two stars & circles, securing with fusible tape or similar. Repeat with the second set.

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Center the stacked stars & circle onto the large star, securing with fusible tape or similar. Stitch around edges of each small star & the circle with a sewing machine, or hand-stitch with a decorative blanket stitch. Repeat with the second set.

Place triangle piece on the front of the star and stitch 1/2 inch from the edge.

Clip curve. Repeat with the second set. 

Fold triangle to the back & iron to press in place. Repeat with the second set. 

Place both stars together, front to front. Sew around the perimeter, 1/2 inch from the edge, dot to dot.

Align the triangle pieces & sew together 1/4 inch from the edge, starting where you stopped on the star and continuing all the way around, leaving the space between the dots open. 

Turn the star right-side-out through the hole left in the triangle. Use the eraser end of the pencil, or other blunt object to help push out the star points.

Stuff the star with fiberfill, pushing it into the star points, leaving room in the body portion to push the triangle into it.

Hand-stitch the opening on the triangle closed using a ladder stitch. 

Push the triangle up into the center of the star, creating a cavity that you can slip over the top of the Christmas tree, securing your Star Tree Topper in place.

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Get some help and put the star on your tree & enjoy!!!!

I'm loving the way our family room looks this Christmas. I even added my new Christmas canvases to our walls. They were the PERFECT finishing touch.