Monday, December 15, 2014

Candy Cane Star Tree Topper

Candy Cane Star Tree Topper

My kids have been asking why we don't have a star at the top of the tree. The biggest reason, is that I've never see star tree toppers when I'm out shopping. Our upstairs tree has a bow on top. I'd like to get a star eventually.

This year we are fortunate enough to have a tree in the basement too {Thank you to my sister's neighbor who wasn't willing to take it when she moved cross country} The lights on the tree are colored and so I had the kids pull out all their decorations they've made over the years and we hung them along with colorful bulbs. But that still left the top of the tree bare. I found the cutest candy cane star over at Sweet Pea. I just had to try it out for the kids. It was pretty easy to make and really inexpensive - I'll walk you through it, but I'm sure you can figure it out from the pictures.

How to Make a Candy Cane Star
1 - Start with 10 candy canes, 10 mints, some ribbon and hot glue. I unwrapped the all the candy.
2 - Glue the candy canes together so they make heart shapes. I noticed that some of my candy canes were longer than others, so I tried to match them up as best I could.
3 - Glue mints to both points of the hearts.
4 - Wrap ribbon around the points where the mint meets the heart.
5 - Start gluing them together. I started at the bottom and overlapped them {5th picture, but for some reason it's upside down.
6 - Then I set the top piece in place and glued the side points on top.

Candy Cane Star Tree Topper

I tied it to the tree with a ribbon. My kids loved it! I think it's pretty darn cute too.

I'm taking a break until the new year - Merry Christmas everyone!
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