Looking for Christmas Tree Toppers that are unique and creative? Here are 7 tree toppers that take decorating to the next level.

O Christmas tree.

O Christmas tree.

How lovely are your branches.

I love a good branch, but when it comes to the tree?

The icing on the top is the topper.

In random news? There are so many times I forget about the top of the tree. I get so caught up in the ornaments and the lights and the ribbon and the snowflakes and the garland and the bows that I forget about the tippy top of the branches.

The default of course is the star.

And I’m here for it.

But there are so many other ways to get a little creative with the top of the tree.

So today, on Day 10 of “12 Days of Getting Ready for Christmas” with my amazing friend Leslie from My-100-Year-Old Home, we are talking about 7 creative, unique and outside-the-box ideas for Christmas tree toppers.

// eucalyptus stems //

1. Eucalyptus tree topper

Have you ever thought about adding stems to the top of the tree?

It kind of makes sense.

Stems are tall and they fill out the top of the tree and add extra height.

And plus? They look so fancy.

If you want to create a tree topper like this:

  • add a bow to the top of the tree
  • tuck eucalyptus in and around the bow
  • fluff the eucalyptus in all directions until you round out the tree topper
  • you can use this tree topper base to stabilize it

You can see eucalyptus here.

2. Flowers and ribbon

Here’s another version of number one.

Except instead of eucalyptus—this tree topper in the dining room uses ribbon and flowers and branches.

If you want to create a tree topper like this:

  • add a velvet bow to the top of the tree
  • wire branches and flowers together to form an arrangement
  • tuck flower arrangement in and around the bow
  • fluff the branches in all directions until you round out the tree topper
  • you can use this tree topper base to stabilize it

Here’s another version that’s more neutral with a little bit of farmhouse.

The concept is the same, except you use single stem branches and gold ribbon.

If you want to create a tree topper like this:

  • add a gold bow to the top of the tree (it always starts with the bow)
  • wire branches and stems together to form an arrangement
  • tuck the arrangement in and around the bow
  • fluff the branches in all directions until you round out the tree topper
  • you can use this tree topper base to stabilize it

3. Map star

This is such a fun DIY for the top of the tree.

I’ve shared it before—it has its own story. Those are my father’s maps that my sister made a star from. She folded the maps using origami.

Every year I pull it out and every year I decorate with it and every year I celebrate my dad.

If you want to create a tree topper like this:

// grapevine star tree topper //

4. Light up grapevine star

This is my newest find and I love it.

I’m looking at it right now twinkling on top of the tree and it’s the perfect size for a tree topper.

It’s a grapevine star that lights up and it’s perfect for a neutral or farmhouse tree.

You can see it here.

// similar chalkboard //

5. Chalkboard star

Here’s a clever idea if you are up for something a little tree top random.

What about a chalkboard?

Yep.

A chalkboard on top of the tree with a chalk star.

If you want to create a tree topper like this:

// ribbon tree topper //

6. Ribbon tree topper

Now for the easiest tree topper award.

This bow is NEXT LEVEL. I ordered it last year in blue and have it on top of the office tree (you can see it on the tour I’m sharing next week).

And now I have it in red for the dining room tree.

It also comes in polka dot ribbon and nutcracker ribbon and snowflake ribbon.

And it’s UNDER $9.00.

You can see it here.

Red and White Christmas Tree

7. Hanging tree topper

I saved my favorite idea for last.

Instead of hanging the star on the tree? What if you hung the star OVER the tree?

Genius, right?

If you want to create a tree topper like this:

  • start with a snowflake or a star
  • attach a ribbon to the top
  • hang from the ceiling over the tree

I also found this tree topper that projects stars onto the ceiling.

Sigh.

My heart is so happy.

I love decorating for Christmas and Christmas trees are at the top of my decorating list.

Literally. 🙂

And now?

Speaking of Christmas trees.

Leslie from My-100-Year-Old Home is crafting today with ornaments.

See how to make these beautiful ornaments here.

You can see all the tree topper ideas over in my Amazon store here.

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Comments

  1. Image for Jodena Beale Jodena Beale

    So much Christmas, so little time. Since no one is coming here for Thanksgiving I think this is the start decorating weekend. You keep giving too many great ideas. I need to get started.

  2. Image for Diana Diana

    I can't believe we are at day 10. I am going to try the star your sister did. I love that and I do like homemade things. I like the star hanging over the tree too. Ok, I'm stopping I need to concentrate.

  3. Image for Nancy Sharp Nancy Sharp

    My most favorite tree topper is an origami angel made by one of my grandsons when he was about 10 or 11. He has always been fascinated by Japan and their culture. This year he is teaching English in Japan and fulfilling a long-life goal. He will be home for Christmas and that angel will be in its rightful place again on our tree.❤️

  4. Image for Rizae Rizae

    Good Friday Morning, I love your trees, my question is this...how many do you have? Lawd girl!!! You put the North Pole to shame... lol 🥰👍🎄 Big Hugs,

  5. Image for Karyn Karyn

    I have to admit that when I looked at a few of the trees, I thought, "There's a tree in there?" You do taking it to the next level. 😊 I have a few choices when it comes to a topper. I have a pretty paper ribbon angel that I made back in 19--. She still has lots of color, that stuff fades like nobody's business, and has had a couple of repairs over the years, but she's still hanging in there. I also have a couple of the old-fashioned toppers that my mom called "star of Bethlehem". They are glass, shaped like a bulb/bauble, but with an elongated spike at the top. I've been known to have simple wire frames wrapped in mini lights, bows, sparkle sprays, etc . I like to keep them guessing. 😉

  6. Image for Leisa Haynes Leisa Haynes

    Love all of your ideals. You're a talented and creative decorated with energy and welcoming smile! I'll let you see my new blue tree when I put it up. I'm waiting for 2 huge blue balls to start! Lol Email me and I'll send it. Leisa the next Governor of Oklahoma 2026

  7. Image for Jessica Lardinais Jessica Lardinais

    I really need to master the art of bow making! The first few ideas certainly bump up the plain berry stems I was going to use. I just need to keep working at it. Why are bows so hard?!

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