Looking for a fun tree topper this holiday season, but don’t want to spend a fortune? Here’s your answer! This elf hat tree topper is adorable, cheap to make and easily customizable!
This is so easy to do, it almost feels wrong to post about it.
But I’ve never let that stop me before.
I have this cute little white Christmas tree I picked up at Goodwill a few years back, but its top has always been naked – no tree topper.
This year as I was adding sparkly blue ornaments to it (the only color coordinated Christmas tree you will find here), I spied the kid’s birthday hat out of the corner of my eye and it hit me.
Well, the hat didn’t actually hit me, but you know what I mean.
Make an elf hat tree topper.
That’s what hit me.
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As I said, this is so easy, it’s almost a sin.
How to Make an Elf Hat
- Elf Hat Pattern Print-Out (a.k.a. the template from the kid’s birthday hat found here.)
- Piece of Green 12″ x 12″ Card Stock – we prefer the sparkly variety around here.
- Red Cardstock
- Sparkly Pom Poms
- Hot Glue Gun
Print out the paper pattern template from this post, then cut it out.
Trace that pattern onto the green card stock, then cut that out.
You could also use any color of card stock for make the hat, then cover it with green felt for a more realistic look if you wish!
Form your card stock into a cone and hot glue along the seam.
Freehand a triangle pattern (as seen below) onto the red card stock, cut it out, then hot glue onto the hat.
You could also embellish with pom poms instead or add them on top of the red band!
Top off the hat with a pom pom, jingle bells or any other embellishment of your choice!
I like to turn the hat at an angle on top of the tree to give it a playful feel.
Even a kid could do this. Just don’t let them near the hot glue gun. Or anything hot for that matter, like say, a ummm, flat iron. It hasn’t happened here before or anything, I’m just sayin’.
Do you have an easy go-to DIY tree topper?
More easy Christmas and holiday crafts….
DIY Christmas Ornament Drink Stirrers – so easy to make and so fun for holidays parties!
How to Make Character Stocking Holders – mine rocks a miniature Barbie from an 80’s McDonald’s Happy Meal. 🙂
Simple & Affordable Christmas Decoration Ideas – gorgeous holiday decorating, without breaking the bank.
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chris aka monkey says
jenna you make the freaking cutest things love this xx
Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof says
haha! Thanks, Chris!