When we first moved into our home over twelve years ago, one of the things we were most excited about was having our own Christmas tree. We splashed out on a huge plastic tree (bought during the sales!) that had nice bushy looking branches as well as branches you could add ornaments to. We were also short of funds, so we accepted a whole heap of decorations from my in-laws who had far more than they needed. But the one thing we didn’t have was a Christmas tree topper. In my family we had an angel that we named after my father, and on my in-law’s side they had a star. We tried buying both, but the Christmas tree we’d bought couldn’t handle a heavy ornament on the top and so we kind of gave up. Every year we said we’d go out and buy one, and every year we forgot, or couldn’t find one that fit.
This year I was determined to get a tree topper, so I decided to make my own.
For me Christmas is a time for getting together with loved ones, for celebrating family and friends, and for relaxing. I’m not religious so the Christianity symbolism doesn’t hold particular significance for me. So I thought I would have a bit of fun and I made a Flying Spaghetti Monster tree topper.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with His Noodliness, you can find the details of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster here.
I’m quite pleased with how he turned out, although I may go back and add a few more noodles. I had a lot of fun with my hot glue gun and a ball of wool while making him. The biggest problem I had was how to attach him to the tree as he was kind of eyeball heavy. In the end I managed it and so now we have a tree topper to last the years.