How to Make a Christmas Tree Topper

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How to Make a Christmas Tree Topper

This is such a busy and hectic time of the year with all of the decorating, shopping and working to do; however, all the extra effort is worth it when you see your children’s eyes light up when they see the Christmas tree or when your home transforms into this warm and magical place to receive family and guests for the holidays. To help you out, I created a short video I want to share with you on how I make my tree toppers for my Christmas Trees.

I like to use an odd number of picks. I also like it better when I bend the tree topper down towards the tree to help your eye flow continuously up the tree.  If you don’t have a lot of room due to ceiling height, move the tree topper down into the tree more and use longer picks on the base.

When packing up my tree at the end of Christmas season, I cut off the zip ties and store the picks flat.

So what type of tree topper do you put on your tree?

I hope this video was helpful to you, please let me know what you think by leaving me a comment below.

Merry Christmas

Julie 🙂


  1. Donna Williams on November 22, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Thanks so much Julie for sharing your tree topper video. It reminded me of when I used to work with floral arrangements, silks & dried, and always working with odd numbers. So much fun. Using the zip-ties was great. Thanks again.

  2. Donna Williams on November 9, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    I’m laughing. I commented last year on the tree topper video and forgot about it and asked this year……………..senior moments galore! LOL Well my computer crashed too a couple of months ago and lost all these great bookmarks so I’m starting over. Thanks Julie!

  3. Shani on November 27, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Brilliant! I was looking for something different to do and inexpensive and this is perfect! Thanks soooo much for sharing your talents!

  4. Melinda on November 8, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    Thanks for the video on making a tree topper! It was very helpful! Thanks so much!

  5. Deanna on December 1, 2016 at 8:13 am

    I love your methods. Great video!! Positive design technique!!! Thank you!

  6. Peggy Hayes on October 28, 2020 at 10:48 am

    I can’t find the video for the how to make a designer tree topper that is show above. Can you direct me to where it is?

    • Taylor Tompkins on October 29, 2020 at 11:44 am

      Hey Peggy – The video should be posted above in the article. You can also watch it here on YouTube:

  7. Debby Andrews on November 12, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    Really informative. You’re a great teacher ! I’m not the crafty type, so I enjoyed the very clear tutorial. Thanks

  8. Ronee on December 3, 2020 at 6:17 pm

    Great idea! Thank you for the video!

  9. Jcv on October 24, 2021 at 12:29 pm

    Great video! You make it look so easy. I hope I can make a beautiful topper to fill up my tree. Why you did not use floral wire? I have zip ties, but I thought they might make the topper too heavy.

    • Julie Siomacco on October 28, 2021 at 11:21 am

      I just couldn’t get it tight enough with wire.

  10. Barbara Williams on November 30, 2021 at 9:45 am

    The video was very helpful. I was in Hobby Lobby yesterday and saw all the pieces used here, and they were half price. I walked out of the store with nothing, simply bc I had no idea how to use them for a tree topper. Now I know, and will go back, buy and make a tree topper! Thanks!!

  11. Megan on December 1, 2021 at 12:38 pm

    Very pretty! You made it look so easy. I’m going to use your technique this year!

  12. Dodie on August 14, 2022 at 5:48 pm

    I love this! Now I have a million ideas running through my head.

    Our tree goes in a corner with sliding glass doors that open out to the pool area. The doors stack out of the way for a very open feeling. Therefore, the tree is seen all around. Would you recommend making a second topper to go on the opposite side?

    Thank you!

    • Taylor Tompkins on August 22, 2022 at 10:08 am

      Hey Dodie – Yes! Julie recommends making two matching bows to go at the top of the tree.

  13. Ana Laura Chelpaty on December 13, 2022 at 3:56 pm

    Thank you so much !! I love it very much and now I know how to create a tree topper . Thank you for sharing . ?

  14. Beth on December 15, 2022 at 6:03 am

    Thank you, very helpful

  15. Ramona on September 26, 2023 at 7:32 pm

    Thanks. My first time making a tree topper this year. I will probably have to spray paint mine, for purple and pink. Thanks for mentioning to get glitter items. I will probably add some berries, spray painted pink, as well.

  16. Heidi Lee on December 11, 2023 at 11:20 am

    Thank you for sharing! It looks great!

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