After all the lights are strung and the ornaments hung, there is one thing left to make a Christmas tree complete: the topper. For many people, the choice comes down to two options. There’s the angel crew, who believe that this heavenly vision sets off a tree perfectly. Then, there’s the traditional star crowd. To them, nothing looks better than a shimmering, shiny star on top of the tree.
But, if you’re looking for something a little different, perhaps something more whimsical, we have a fun idea for you. Say hello to a Christmas unicorn tree topper.
The beautiful, mythical creature is so trendy right now that one study found 24 percent of respondents planned to decorate with unicorns this Christmas. What a fun way to make your holiday decor even more magical. And if you’re the crafty type, there are a number of DIY tutorials available to inspire you to create your own Christmas unicorn, whether it’s for the tree topper or the ornaments or both.
Do-it-yourself blog A Subtle Revelry has easy-to-follow instructions for creating your own unicorn topper. But we’re not just talking about the topper here. A Subtle Revelry’s unicorn sits atop an entire tree inspired by the majestic animal. If you can’t get enough unicorns in your life, take a look at her tree-topper tutorial, along with the full tree, including unicorn-themed ornaments and a fluffy tree skirt. Adorable!
Of course, other lifestyle bloggers have different takes on the unicorn-themed Christmas tree. For example, Mr. Kate’s tree is an all-out pastel (with pops of fuschia) DIY wonder with a light-up horn as a topper. At Crafty Morning, a little white tree decked out like a unicorn, complete with eyelashes and a horn topper, is so simple that anyone could pull it off.
And Simply Dovie’s DIY unicorn ornaments are so cute that you’ll want to stop everything and break out the glitter right now. Here’s her tutorial:
Don’t have the DIY gene? That’s OK. You can also buy the perfect unicorn tree topper (or ornaments) this holiday season. Many of Etsy’s crafty makers have tapped into that special unicorn magic to make some impressive tree toppers for the holidays, such as this unicorn horn by 3Dvisualsanddesignco:
Crafter Feltsogoodltd has this adorable trio of tree toppers on Etsy that includes a unicorn, a flying pig and a flamingo:
So, try making your Christmas tree a little extra magical this season by trading out the traditional topper with the power of the mighty unicorn. You’ll certainly have a conversation starter for Christmas dinner!