This year we made the switch to an artificial tree, and an unintended consequence was getting a new tree topper for it. Last Sunday night I came up with what I wanted to do for a new one and shared the process on Instagram’s story feature – so here’s the written version!
Oyster Shell Tree Topper
What you’ll need:
- Pre-made tree topper
- Wire cutters
- 5 small oyster shells
- Goop, liquid cement
I found a basic tree topper that I liked at Hobby Lobby for $8 (it was 50% off). The star shape & twine / natural feel were what drew me to it versus all of the glittery ones, but knew I was going to get rid of the greenery.
Using wire cutters, I just snipped the greenery off the topper, from both sides. Then I was left with a twine wrapped outer star, and almost grapevine-like center.
I went into my oyster shell inventory (yes, this is a thing at our house) and found a few small & flat shells that I could use to put on the star instead. I applied some Goop liquid cement to the back of each shell, and placed them on the tree topper in a star design.
When the shells are all on the topper, let it dry overnight to securely attach.
Finally, add the tree topper to your tree! This whole project only takes 5 minutes of work and gave our tree just the right extra touch of coastal 😉 Add in the low cost, and this is the best kind of project!