Katelyn Chef, a writer for Martha Stewart Living
Katelyn Chef, a writer for Martha Stewart Living

Katelyn Chef

Katelyn is a freelance writer for MarthaStewart.com.
The final touch to any Christmas tree is, of course, the topper. And while you might associate this decoration with store-bought or vintage wares, you absolutely can make your own. So, what goes into creating the right topper for your Christmas tree? First, you want to consider the look you're hoping to achieve overall. Second, think about the color scheme you plan to work within. The topper should complement the tree both in terms of theme and color palette. Once you know how you plan to decorate your tannenbaum, you can use elements from the rest of your trimming to inspire your final piece.  Turn your evergreen into a true Christmas centerpiece with one of these homemade tree topper ideas. There's something for every style: from stars, angels, and seashells to candy canes. 
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