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DIY Rustic Christmas Tree Topper {from a wrapping paper roll}

< Though last year's DIY Starburst Tree Topper from Pipe Cleaners remains a favorite, this year’s tree has a more rustic feel to it in a brown and blue color scheme, so the glitzy topper didn’t quite fit. I started thinking in textured brown tones like burlap and rope, and remembered seeing a mirror border {among other things} made in a similar fashion with brown rolls and went on a hunt for my wrapping paper rolls {though toilet paper and paper towel rolls are a bit easier to work with because the paper is thinner}. I grabbed my Martha Stewart Glitter Glue set for just a hint of color and overall I like the outcome. Though it’s a rather easy DIY, the challenge is knowing when to stop and when to keep going. Mine is a touch lop-sided but I’ve grown to like it…

What You’ll Need…

diy tree topper

* Wrapping paper roll {or several paper towel, toilet paper rolls}
* Tape {you could use a hot glue gun instead}
* Scissors
* Pipe cleaners

* OPTIONAL: Martha Stewart Glitter Glue, or simply glue and loose glitter. You can also choose to paint {spray or brush} in a solid color of your choice.


diy tree topper

* Flatten your roll slightly and cut about one inch sections.

diy tree topper

* As many as you need… I used an entire wrapping paper roll and would have used more if I had another one.

diy tree topper

* Begin by placing about a 2.5″ piece of tape nearest the top of your cut-outs, line it up with another one, and tape it together.

diy tree topper

* You will create a flower of sorts, first. If your tree is small, you can stop here, or even create a few of these to string up and hang from your curtain rods or ceiling.

diy tree topper

* Continue taping outward but cutting your tape in half, if it’s too wide.

diy tree topper

* Keep going until you like the look and size… knowing when to stop was the most challenging part!

diy tree topper

* Glitter glue the edges or center or wherever you like or {spray} paint your entire piece.

diy tree topper

* Bend two {or 4} pipe cleaners and insert them through the center surrounding openings. Twist them in the back into one {with two sides} then use this to attach to your tree top.


I strung a few lights up through the back of it to light it up and left my pipe cleaners fanned out for a bit of shimmer in the back.

Have Fun!

* Find all my DIYs Here
* See my finished Rustic Christmas Tree here
* Find my Christmas DIYs here

Find all my Manicures & Nail art using Martha Stewart Glitter Glue here

Maegan Tintari

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

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