Tree topper

IMG_1768Until last year, we always traveled to Florida on Christmas Eve. Although we liked to fancy it festive to get up at the crack of dawn to zoom to JFK, jostle with fellow travelers laden with presents, and so on, it is infinitely better to spend Christmas in our own home. We can finally have a non-token Christmas tree–not only are we here to enjoy it but we can actually have a tree taller than a toddler. Resulting in a sudden need for ornaments. I’ve made some over the years and we bought some more, but we needed a tree topper extraordinaire. I made this star out of felt. I improvised the embroidery based on designs in the book Scandinavian Needlecraft. First I cut out two stars, embroidered the design on one side, then blanket stitched the two stars together. I left the side of one point open and used a chopstick to push stuffing into the points. Then I stitched a loop of ribbon into the open space before blanket stitching the star closed.  Here it is atop our tall tree!

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3 thoughts on “Tree topper

  1. I love this! It’s simple and beautiful and red-and-off white, which I’m beginning to think of as your palette. After all of these years, we are still in need of a tree topper–we have a tinfoil half moon on ours! I’ll have to make one of these.

    • I do love red and white these days. I would like to make a red and white quilt in an Ellsworth Kelly design for my bedroom–maybe this year??

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