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.

3D Snowflake Style 1 (Tando Creative - find Tando stockists
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

Thanks for stopping by!


Anonymous 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...

Hurrah, finally got Mr Blogger to allow me to follow you - he just wouldn't play ball until now! Jo x

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