Monday, December 17, 2007

The Tinfoil Star


I have this new favorite, though childlike, tradition. I love it. It started a couple years ago when I was decorating the tree with my roommates and best friends. We were finishing it up and I realized that it was missing the ornament for the top! I couldn't imagine a tree without an angel or star on top. I got out a cereal box, and fashioned a star from the card board and covered it with tin foil, and then used half a toilet paper roll for the stand.

I had to admit, I was far more proud of myself than the star actually was worth, but I loved it.

And the next year, it wasn't a lack of decoration that necessitated it, but, frankly, I just wanted to make one to top off the tree.

This year, Bobby made the tinfoil star, and again, I love it! I can't help it, I feel like it is a silly but perfect little topper, and it just may have become one of our new Christmas traditions!

6 comments:

katie rich said...

i love the tin foil star. it reminds me of home and christmas as a kid, back before mom started getting fancy with her trees. year after year the same carboard star was pulled out, maybe re-wrapped in foil, and placed proudly on the top of the tree. . .

Diana Hardy said...

I love it. What a clever idea. We don't have a top for our tree, so I might just steal your idea. I think it looks great.

Annacondalisa said...

My parents still have a gold papermache angel Moroni on their tree which was first made in like 1975 or earlier (its been around as long as I can remember). My mom let me put it on their tree again this year. Traditions are fun!

tiffanie said...

Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Yes, Katie had it right... and I too remember the "foiled star" years.... until I found (after being married about 30 years) the perfect real silver star. Some things just take time. Love ya - Mom

jeanie said...

I Love Your Tree, and how perfect that it was snowing when you went to get it...I'm jealous of your snow. I too am fond of the star, I loved our foil star! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!