HOW TO MAKE A PINATA TREE TOPPER

Tree toppers come in all shapes and sizes, but generally speaking an angel or a star. Well, we’re a bit over those, so we’ve taken matters into our own hands. This year, we want a piΓ±ata tree topper. Do you? If so, read on as we’re going to show you how.

Materials

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1 x circle of thick card measuring 22cm in diameter

7 x circles of different coloured card measuring approximately 22cm in diameter with their middle taken out, leaving a 5cm wide β€˜hoop’

Polystyrene mini stars

Gold glitter

Gold spray

Cocktail sticks

Double sided tape

UHU glue stick

Scissors

Step 1

From the centre of 22cm wide circle, draw two lines approximately 10cm apart and cut out.

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Step 2

Twist the circle to make a cone shape and stick into place with a strip of double sided tape, or a stapler.

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Step 3

Start with the colour of paper you would like to be at the bottom of your tree topper and fringe the outside edge of the hoop, cutting into about half the width of the paper. Keep going until the fringe will wrap around the base of the cone. Apply some glue to the inside edge of the hoop.

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Step 4

Stick the inside of the fringed paper to the base of the cone, leaving just over half of the paper to overhang. Repeat step 3 with your next colour of paper.

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Step 5

Stick the next layer of fringed paper about 1.5cm above the first layer. Repeat steps 3 – 5 until you get to the top of your cone.

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Step 6

Stick the inside of the fringed paper to the base of the cone, leaving just over half of the paper to overhang. Repeat step 3 with your next colour of paper.

Spread PVA glue over your polystyrene star and cover with glitter. Once dry, insert a cocktail stick into the star and feed through the top of your cone. Finish with a fine covering of gold metallic spray.

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That’s it! Marvel at your creation!

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Don’t forget, we also offer our Project Craft workshops in selected stores, click here to find out more and book one today! We are currently running a series of Christmas craft workshops – have a look before we run out of spaces.

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