Christmas is a magical time of year. Whether you celebrate with a huge family, or keep things small, great decorations are a must. For the cat lovers in the world, incorporating their affection for kitties into the holidays is a must. What better way to do that than by using a cat Christmas tree topper? Unfortunately, cat tree toppers aren’t found in every store. That’s why we’re here. Let’s take a look at a few unique ideas to help you bring your favorite animal to your tree and make your festivities even better.
The 10 DIY Cat Christmas Tree Toppers
1. Aluminum Kitty Topper
Brushed aluminum is a great way to bring the season to life with pizazz. Now, just imagine a kitty sitting on top of your tree made from brushed aluminum. Cool, huh? Yes, whether you have the know-how to DIY your tree one of these silver kitties or need to purchase one, an aluminum kitty tree topper is the perfect way to bring bling to your tree.
2. Hello Kitty Christmas
No cat lover can deny the appeal of Hello Kitty. If you’re a fan, you can take one of your favorite Hello Kitty figures, it can be ceramic or stuffed, and doll her up even more for the holidays. Again, you can make a Santa suit, buy a small one, or just leave her as-is to let Hello Kitty be the star on top of your tree.
3. Grumpy Cat Topper
We all miss Grumpy Cat. Why not remember this amazing kitty by using an image as a topper for your Christmas tree? This cool idea isn’t all that hard. Simply print off one of your fave Grumpy Cat pics and decorate it. If you are good on the computer, you can even deck her out in Photoshop before you print the pic and hang it atop your tree.
4. Angel Kitty Tree Topper
Another cool idea is to put a kitty angel atop your tree. Whether it’s your own cat, one you want to remember, or simply a photo you found and fell in love with online, this topper can be easy to do. Simply print the pic, trim it, then add your angel wings and any other decorations you see fit.
5. Nyan Cat Topper
Do you remember Nyan Cat? While this kitty may have been the biggest thing around 5 years or so ago, that doesn’t mean you can’t still celebrate with this kitty on your tree. Using your printer, find the perfect Nyan for your tree then like with the angel topper, decorate in a way that matches your holiday theme.
6. Bah Humbug Grumpy Cat
Do you have a 3D printer? If so, you’re in luck. You can easily print yourself a Grumpy Cat figure. Once your Grumpy piece is printed, simply add it to your tree as a decoration or a Bah Humbug Tree Topper. Your guests will love it.
7. Kiddo Kitty
If you have kids in the house, you know how much fun it is to let them take part in the holiday festivities. Using a bit of construction paper, glue, and pipe cleaners, you and the kids can make the perfect kitty for the topper of your tree. The fun part is allowing the kids to do the decorations. You can even add lace pieces for wings or a bit of felt for a Santa look.
8. Cat in the Hat Topper
Tree toppers made of printed images are fun and creative, but what if you have the actual thing lying around? For fans of Cat in the Hat, using one of your long-armed dolls is a great way to set your tree off. Pose the cat around the tree using its arms and legs. The key is to make sure his head, and of course, hat are visible up top.
9. Wooden Cat Topper
A wooden cat tree topper is a fun way to customize the kitty that will adorn your tree. If you’re a fan of woodworking, you can create this cutie yourself. If not, contact someone who sells wooden kitty cutouts then add a bit of holiday style to your wooden cat before hanging it. There are plenty of custom options on Etsy as well.
10. Super Star DIY Cat Tree Topper
This simple DIY cat tree topper may require you to buy a few things, but once you have the materials in hand, the project only takes a few minutes to complete, and you’ll have a topper complete with a photo of your favorite feline. Take a picture of your cat and print it out.
Use Mod Podge to attach the silver paper to a star you purchase at a dollar store or upcycle one you have lying around the house. Add a bit more decoupage to affix your cat’s photo to the paper. Before putting the topper on the tree, you’ll need to wait about 30 minutes for everything to dry. This is an excellent option for young crafters as it doesn’t require using sharp objects or glue guns.
As you can see, there are lots of clever ideas out there to bring your love of cats to the top of your Christmas tree. If you aren’t into making your own decorations, a visit to Etsy or Pinterest will help you find the people you need to be in contact with. Once you have your topper, you can sing Christmas carols by the tree and share your love of the holidays and kitties with your friends and family.
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