26 Christmas tree decorating ideas, from classic stars to bows

26 Christmas tree decorating ideas, from classic stars to bows

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West Elm Starburst Tree Topper

Glitter starburst tree topper

West Elm Starburst Tree Topper

This tree topper will fit just as well with your New Year’s Eve decorations as it will with your Christmas decor. The festive star design is reminiscent of fireworks while sparkling gold draws all eyes to the top of your tree.

Free People Crescent Moon Tree Topper

Crescent moon tree top

Free People Crescent Moon Tree Topper

If you’re tired of the stars, choose a different orb to hang above your tree. This mirrored crescent moon is a great choice for the holiday designer who prefers an elegant, subtle style.

RoseCraft Christmas Tree Top Bracket

Christmas tree topper bow

RoseCraft Christmas Tree Top Bracket

Make your tree topper match the gifts at the base of the tree with this bright bow. Stick to shiny silver, or choose from other festive colors like red and white candy cane stripes.

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Anthropologie Delia Tree Topper

Delia tree topper

Anthropologie Delia Tree Topper

This lightweight tree topper is a great option if you don’t want to add weight to your branches. In addition, the butterfly design inspired by stained glass gives a charming look.

West Elm Snowflake Paper Tree Topper

Snowflake leaf tree topper

West Elm Snowflake Paper Tree Topper

This geometric design of snowflake beauty is an inspiring addition to your tree. Let this topper encourage the family to get creative with some Christmas crafts, like making paper snowflakes to go with the theme.

Rattan Pre-Lit Star Tree Topper by Terrain

Pre-lit rattan star tree topper

Rattan Pre-Lit Star Tree Topper by Terrain

If rattan decoration and wrapping is your perfect choice for decorating your home, then this star is the decor piece you have been looking for. He’s right at home in a rustic winter cabin.

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West Elm Polar Bear Tree Top

Hugging Polar Bear Tree Topper

West Elm Polar Bear Tree Top

How adorable is this adorable polar bear on your tree? It will fit perfectly with your other red and white decor, plus you can easily place it between the branches.

Pottery Barn Cardinal Tree Topper

Cardinal tree top

Pottery Barn Cardinal Tree Topper

Avid bird watchers, this is for you. This cheerful cardinal will sit beautifully on your Christmas tree and is made with faux feathers to look even more realistic.

Anthropologie Glass Bubble Tree Topper

Bubble tree glass topper

Anthropologie Glass Bubble Tree Topper

Planning a barbecue Christmas tree? This is the perfect treetop, with a subtle, modern design that wouldn’t be out of place in a DreamHouse.

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Pottery Barn Kids Light Up Wooden Star Tree Topper

Lighted wood star shaped tree topper

Pottery Barn Kids Light Up Wooden Star Tree Topper

Now 20% discount

This wooden star tree lights up to shine brightly on the rest of your Christmas decor. It includes a timer so it can turn itself off after six hours, saving on your electricity bill during this fun and bright time of year.

Arhaus Snowflake Tree Topper

Snowflake tree topper

Arhaus Snowflake Tree Topper

This jeweled snowflake is just darling. The sparkling rhinestones will catch any holiday lighting and reflect it beautifully throughout the room.

PEIDUO Jeweled Crown Tree Topper

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Jeweled crown tree topper

PEIDUO Jeweled Crown Tree Topper

Your Christmas tree is the crown jewel of your holiday decorations, so it’s fitting that the top of the tree represents that title. String lights wrapped around the crown give it a warm white glow.

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Havenstone Home Disco Ball for Christmas Tree

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Disco ball for Christmas tree

Havenstone Home Disco Ball for Christmas Tree

Now 25% discount

Whether you still remember Beyoncé Renaissance Taking a tour or just want to add some disco fever to your living room, this mirror ball tree topper will give you those subtle vibes.

Arhaus Winter Owl Tree Topper

Winter Owl Tree Topper

Arhaus Winter Owl Tree Topper

This hand-woven owl adds the DIY factor to the tree without the work on your part. They are made of wool and cotton, which adds a different kind of texture to your tree.

Pottery Barn Lights Up Angel Birch Tree

Light Up Birch Angel Tree Topper

Pottery Barn Lights Up Angel Birch Tree

An angel tree topper is a classic alternative to a Christmas star, and this birch panel piece is illuminated by tiny LED lights for an ethereal design.

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Pottery Barn Felt Tree Dove Topper

Felt Dove Tree Topper

Pottery Barn Felt Tree Dove Topper

Add new meaning to peace on earth with this soft dove topper. Pair it with pearl embellishments and gold accents for a beautiful Christmas tree.

Balsam Hill Santa’s Sleigh Cartoon Tree Topper

Santa sleigh animated tree topper

Balsam Hill Santa’s Sleigh Cartoon Tree Topper

Now 34% discount

For little ones anticipating Santa’s journey on Christmas Eve, enjoy the excitement with this moving tree topper. Santa and his reindeer will orbit the star to put on a magical show.

Uncommon Goods Snowflake Family Tree Topper

Family snowflake tree topper

Uncommon Goods Snowflake Family Tree Topper

Pay tribute to the most important part of the holidays with this family tree topper. Transform your family name into snowflake cutouts made from birch plywood for an heirloom you’ll cherish for years to come. This would also make a nice gift.

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Balsam Hill Lighted Rotating Star Tree Topper

Lighted rotating star tree topper

Balsam Hill Lighted Rotating Star Tree Topper

The lights on this star look like they came straight from a marquee in New York City. Three concentric stars rotate back and forth for a dynamic decoration.

Pottery Barn Lighted Mirrored Star Tree Topper

Lighted Mirrored Star Tree Topper

Pottery Barn Lighted Mirrored Star Tree Topper

This stunning 10-point star is undoubtedly the centerpiece of your Christmas tree, with a luxurious reflective design that glows from within.

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