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5 Adorable DIY Cat Christmas Tree Toppers You Can Make Today (With Pictures)

Christmas is a magical time of year. Whether you celebrate with a huge family, or keep things small, great decorations are a must. For the cat lovers in the world, incorporating their affection for kitties into the holidays is a must. What better way to do that than by using a cat Christmas tree topper? Unfortunately, cat tree toppers aren’t found in every store. That’s why we’re here. Let’s take a look at a few unique ideas to help you bring your favorite animal to your tree and make your festivities even better.

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Top 5 DIY Cat Christmas Tree Toppers

1. Hello Kitty Christmas

DIY Hello Kitty Christmas
Image Credit: Hello Kitty Hell

No cat lover can deny the appeal of Hello Kitty. If you’re a fan, you can take one of your favorite Hello Kitty figures, it can be ceramic or stuffed, and doll her up even more for the holidays. Again, you can make a Santa suit, buy a small one, or just leave her as-is to let Hello Kitty be the star on top of your tree.

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2. Grumpy Cat Topper

DIY Grumpy Cat Topper
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We all miss Grumpy Cat. Why not remember this amazing kitty by using an image as a topper for your Christmas tree? This cool idea isn’t all that hard. Simply print off one of your fave Grumpy Cat pics and decorate it. If you are good on the computer, you can even deck her out in Photoshop before you print the pic and hang it atop your tree.

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3. Nyan Cat Topper

DIY Nyan Cat Topper
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Do you remember Nyan Cat? While this kitty may have been the biggest thing around 5 years or so ago, that doesn’t mean you can’t still celebrate with this kitty on your tree. Using your printer, find the perfect Nyan for your tree then like with the angel topper, decorate in a way that matches your holiday theme.

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4. Bah Humbug Grumpy Cat

DIY Bah Humbug Grumpy Cat
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Do you have a 3D printer? If so, you’re in luck. You can easily print yourself a Grumpy Cat figure. Once your Grumpy piece is printed, simply add it to your tree as a decoration or a Bah Humbug Tree Topper. Your guests will love it.

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5. Super Star DIY Cat Tree Topper

DIY cat christmas tree topper
Image Credit: Lovetoknowpets

This simple DIY cat tree topper may require you to buy a few things, but once you have the materials in hand, the project only takes a few minutes to complete, and you’ll have a topper complete with a photo of your favorite feline. Take a picture of your cat and print it out.

Use Mod Podge to attach the silver paper to a star you purchase at a dollar store or upcycle one you have lying around the house. Add a bit more decoupage to affix your cat’s photo to the paper. Before putting the topper on the tree, you’ll need to wait about 30 minutes for everything to dry. This is an excellent option for young crafters as it doesn’t require using sharp objects or glue guns.

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As you can see, there are lots of clever ideas out there to bring your love of cats to the top of your Christmas tree. If you aren’t into making your own decorations, a visit to Etsy or Pinterest will help you find the people you need to be in contact with. Once you have your topper, you can sing Christmas carols by the tree and share your love of the holidays and kitties with your friends and family.

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