- Plastic: Flexible vinyl and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) are commonly used for die-cutting of different topper shapes, and then decorated with numerous surface materials. Example: a PVC star topper coated with shimmering dust on one side and silver on the other side. Molten PVC is also used for blow-molding of decorative items such as bulbs and bubbles, which are then used as festoons.
Plastic flowers, buds, wreaths, and garlands to make assorted DIY toppers.
- Paper: Laminated, coated, and processed paper, corrugated sheets, and the like are widely used for Christmas tree toppers. Example: A perforated 3D star with interior light sitting atop a Christmas tree.
Additional tip: Use paper folding art such as Origami to DIY innovative topper shapes and forms for your Christmas tree topper.
- Natural materials. Dry flowers, buds, leaves, branches are also innovatively painted or decorated to make various types of toppers.
- Fabric: A vast variety - from pretty satin polka dots to dazzling artificial silk ribbons go into the making of modern eye-catching Christmas tree toppers. A good example is the glittering costume of an angel topper.
Whichever topper you choose, it should match well with your Christmas tree and the festive décor. For instance, for a cotton-frosted Christmas tree, select a mellow, white-and-silver starburst topper. Conversely, if your décor and Christmas tree are vibrant and colorful, go for a multi-color shimmering star, or a fairy with a dazzling costume and a starburst crown. To each, their own. The idea is to sync the topper, the Christmas tree and the décor as a single, cheerful, festive aesthetic experience.