Sunday, 29 August 2010

Snowflake tree topper

My Christmas treehas been in desparate need of a new topper for some time now and I've finally got round to doing something about it! I decided this 3D snowflake from Tando Creative would be the perfect thing for the job.

At approx 95mm x 95mm it's a good size for a tree topper. It would also make a great hanging decration and there are two other styles available so you could ring the changes, too!

I painted mine with Precious Metal paint in Mother of Pearl and because the intricate shape is pretty enough, I kept the embellishment fairly simple with just a few pearls, gems and micro beads.

The board is thick enough to push pins into to finish off the tips of the flake and accomodate a coiled wire to slot over the top of the tree. I snipped my pins down with pliers so that I didn't have to worry about keeping the full length of the pin perfectly straight so that it didn't poke through the surface of the board.

Supplies:
3D Snowflake Style 1 (Tando Creative - find Tando stockists
here)
Precious Metal paint by Viva Decor (Mother of Pearl)
Flat back pearls (The Works bookshops have mixed sheets for £1 at the moment)

Gem stickers (in my stash for years!)
Micro beads (these are steel ones sold for nail art)
Dressmakers pins

Copper jewellery wire




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10 comments:

Paula said...

what a simple but clever idea!

Sid said...

Love your tree topper.....very effective !!

joanne wardle said...

it's really lovely

Hazel said...

What a good idea to make this to top the tree - love the embellishments you've used - just right for the intricate chippie x

Dotty Jo said...

Isn't this lovely - it'll be pefect on the tree! Jo x

Dotty Jo said...

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ScrappyDandyDoo said...

How lovely :D
Julie xx

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Very clever Joanne, and HOW NEAT and clean!!

Di said...

Stunning Joanne, the pins in the end are perfect xx

sam21ski said...

WOW great idea xxx