10 Unique tree toppers

Nov 7, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. ET

Whether you're tired of the same old decorations or looking for a replacement for the top of your tree, these out-of-the-box tree toppers are sure to add some shine to your Christmas decor.


DIY twine ball

DIY Twine ball

Image source: Thinking Closet

A simple craft made using a balloon, Mod Podge and twine, this is a very pretty alternative for the top of your tree. After tightly securing the twine to the balloon, wait for it to dry, and pop. Gently add lights to the inside of the ball for a fun and festive look.


Monogram it

Monogram it

Image source: Brooklyn Limestone

Another simple decoration that is super easy to DIY is a monogram letter! Purchase a cardboard letter from your local craft store and jazz it up with paint or glitter. Drill or punch a hole at the bottom to secure it atop your tree.


Ravish with ribbon

Ravish with ribbon

Image source: The Hunted Interior

Another buy or DIY option, a ribbon tree topper will look absolutely ravishing on the top of this year's tree. Make one for yourself using The Hunted Interior's tutorial, or purchase something large and in charge from an Etsy crafter.


Disco ball delight

Disco ball delight

Image source: Bower Power Blog

Bring the party to the top of the tree using a disco ball! An easy decoration for your holidays, you can hang the disco ball from the ceiling directly above the tree. Add a festive ribbon to the string or wire for a pretty and simple addition.


Oversize bow

Over-sized bow

Image source: Etsy

If you don't want an angel or a star, pretty up your tree using a big burlap bow! Buy a trendy burlap bow from Etsy ($25), or make your own using your favorite ribbon design and this tutorial from Small Home Big Start.


Hats off

Hats off

Image source: Back Porch Musings

A bright way to look festive this year is to top your tree with a Santa or a top hat. Buy your own decorative hat or decorate your own with pines, hollies and berries. Add it to the top of the tree on its own, or secure it by stuffing with cotton to allow the pine to stick to the hat.


Peppermint pretty

Peppermint pretty

Image source: U Create

Using candy swirls of fun, U Create created the perfect addition to their peppermint-themed Christmas tree. They wrapped the candy cane swirls and berries like a bouquet and then adhered them to the tree. This is a cute design to enjoy this year.


Paper pinwheels

Paper pinwheels

Image source: The Crafting Chicks

Inspired by paper lollies and pinwheels, The Crafting Chicks opted to make their very own as a cute and creative tree topper. Made with glitzy scrapbook paper, this is a fun and glamorous addition to any tree.


Pom-pom perfect

Pom Pom perfect

Image source: Twig & Thistle

We love pom-poms for parties, so why not use one for the biggest celebration of the year: Christmas? Make your own with felt as a safer alternative to paper — like the Twig & Thistle did for their circus-themed holiday — and have fun with any color of your choice.


We can be royals

We can be royals

Image source: Wisteria

Turn your home into a royal beauty by topping your tree with a beautiful crown. You'll love this silver imperial crown from Wisteria ($49) as your alternative tree topper this Christmas. It will look like perfection on the top of your tree.

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