How to make a holiday owl tree topper with Styrofoam balls

Tree toppers like stars or angels offer a traditional look but can feel overdone or boring. Replace a traditional tree topper with this charming modern owl version to give your Christmas tree a creative look.
This DIY is also ideal for anyone looking to save money on Christmas decor. Inexpensive materials like Styrofoam balls, felt and feather trim make this tree topper very budget friendly. For a sharp and polished, finished look, customize the color of the owl and the owl's accessories to match your existing tree ornaments.
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Materials
- Large Styrofoam ball
- Precision knife
- Feather trim
- Hot-glue gun
- Small Styrofoam ball
- Scissors
- White felt
- Pencil
- Brown felt
- Black felt
- Plastic eyes
- Gold wire
Instructions
1. Cut a small hole into the large Styrofoam ball using a precision knife. This will serve as a place to secure the topper onto the top of the tree.
2. Glue feather trim onto the large Styrofoam ball until the ball is covered.
3. Repeat step 2 on the small Styrofoam ball.
4. Trim the feathers on the small Styrofoam ball using scissors.
5. Glue the small Styrofoam ball onto the large Styrofoam ball using hot glue.
6. Cut out a circle of white felt.
7. Place the felt circle onto another piece of white felt, then trace the circle using a pencil. Cut out the second white felt circle using scissors.
8. Cut small circles out of the middle of both felt circles.
9. Form both pieces of white felt into a cone-like shape, then secure with hot glue. Cut off any uneven pieces of felt using scissors.
10. Cut a triangle piece out of brown felt. Cut off the top point of the triangle so that it becomes round.
11. Fold the triangle piece in half and secure with hot glue. Tuck in the edges of the felt piece to create a beak-like shape.
12. Cut out a rectangular piece of black felt and roll it into a cylinder shape. Secure in place with hot glue.
13. Place the black felt cylinder onto another piece of black felt, then trace around it using a pencil. Cut out the tracing using scissors.
14. Glue the black felt circle onto one end of the felt cylinder.
15. Place the black felt cylinder onto another piece of black felt, then cut out a circle that is larger than the circumference of the felt cylinder. This will serve as a brim for the top hat.
16. Glue the felt circle from the previous step onto the remaining open end of the felt cylinder.
17. Glue the felt cones onto the head and glue the plastic eyes in the middle of the cones using hot glue.
18. Glue the beak and the top hat onto the head using hot glue.
19. Mold a piece of gold wire into a monocle-like shape and glue the monocle onto the head.
20. Place the topper on your tree.
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