One of the best bits of Christmas is all the giving. But if I’m honest, I love getting gifts too. It’s fun!
I’m usually more excited about the gift wrapping than the gift buying and as usual I’ve decided how I’m wrapping my gifts before I’ve even bought them all. This year I’m going for monochrome wrapping and I made some diy Christmas tree gift toppers from clay to finish off the wrapping with. You can write on the back of these gift toppers too so they double up as gift tags.
These little trees in minimal and monochrome colours are pretty quick to make so you can make a bunch of them for all your gifts. When I fist made these clay trees, I hung them on my Christmas tree as baubles. But then I thought they’d make super cute gift toppers so thats what they became. The point is that you can use them as gift toppers, tree baubles or anything else you can think of. So just make up more than you need because you’re going to find lots of fun uses for them.
DIY Christmas tree gift toppers
polymer clay (I used black, white and sahara)
tree cookie cutter
Take a piece of clay and shape in to a large ball. Roll out your clay to about 3mm thickness. Cut out tree shapes with your cookie cutter. Using your toothpick, make a hole at the top and bake according to the clay instructions. Once baked and cooled, use them to top your gifts or as baubles.
I chose a fairly small cookie cutter and went for small trees but you can play around with the size and you can also try making different shapes for different gifts – like stars or reindeers.
These gift toppers were tricky to photograph but I can honestly say they look so cute and stylish on the gifts in real life. And they look equally fun when hung from tree branches. I love my monochromes but if you prefer some colour, try making these in pretty pastel shades.
Do you love wrapping gifts too? How do you wrap your gifts? Share in the comments below.