As you know, this Christmas, I’m decorating with a retro mid-century theme. Our tree is trimmed with globe ornaments in red, turquoise, and pink, including these scrapbook paper and washi tape globe ornaments.
I was looking for the perfect tree topper and saw this fabulous atomic topper from Over the Top Finials on Etsy. They have lots of fun products!!
Since I had all the supplies in the house already, I thought I’d try a DIY version, and I’m pretty excited with how it turned out!
Here’s what I rounded up to make the tree topper:
- 11 bamboo skewers – paint with silver spray paint
- Medium styrofoam ball – paint with silver craft paint
- Toilet paper roll
- Green felt to cover roll
- Assorted small balls and beads. I used some vase filler (which also came in handy when making my ornament wreath; I might have some trouble filling a vase in the future…)
Here’s how to put it together
- Paint the skewers and styrofoam ball and let dry
- Cut the toilet paper roll lengthwise and tape it into a narrower and tapered roll. Push the narrower end into the styrofoam ball. Cover it with green felt to blend into the tree.
- Cut the skewers into varying lengths, cutting on an angle to make sharp ends.
- Stick the small balls and beads into the skewers.
- Stick the skewers into the center ball, spacing them out in all directions and with varying lengths.
And here’s how the tree has come together, including the retro Christmas Ornament tree skirt!