Monday, December 04, 2006

Copper Tree Topper

We decorated the Christmas tree tonight and I had to contrive a way to attach the topper. Amy picked up several copper stars from somewhere in a variety of sizes. The medium was about right for the tree topper but presented a couple problems. It was too heavy, bending the top over and the opening wasn't quite wide enough to stuff the tree into.
The solution? Stuff some left over copper wire into the star and wrap the tail end around a pipe shaping it into a spring. Then just slide the spring over the tree top and adjust until it sits nicely.
So now the tree is mostly finished. Clumps of ornaments congregate along the lower branches while the higher altitudes remain less populated; the results of decorating from a five year old's perspective, but the overall effect is pleasant. And we all had fun together.
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