Golden Star Tree Topper

This Thing Is String

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    • Order placed
    • 20th July
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    • 30th July
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    • Standard delivery
    • 1st - 2nd August
  • Vegan Friendly
  • Made in UK
  • Handmade
Description

A simple star to sit proudly on top of the Christmas tree. This is a gold version of the first tree topper I ever made (not counting the time I stuck a Sindy doll in a white frock up there) and it's the product I credit with setting me off on this string...

A simple star to sit proudly on top of the Christmas tree. This is a gold version of the first tree topper I ever made (not counting the time I stuck a Sindy doll in a white frock up there) and it's the product I credit with setting me off on this string odyssey.

I've been making these toppers for three years now, and whilst I'm always tweaking certain bits, the process is essentially the same. The string is French knitted to form a hollow cord, threaded with wire and then sculpted by hand into a star at my old oak dining table. Loose or unintentionally wonky tree toppers have always been a bit of a bugbear of mine, so having a well fitting coil for my tree toppers is critical to their pertness and involves winding wire round a special former (AKA the handle of a wooden spoon).

Need to know

I make the Simple Star Tree Toppers in two sizes. The Standard Star measures 15cm x 15cm x 1cm (total length including the coil is 25cm) and is perfect for small to medium sized Christmas trees, or on larger trees if you prefer a more subtle statement. The Large Star measures 21cm x 21cm x 1cm (total length including the coil is 30cm) and works really well on large Christmas trees, although it can make a great statement piece on a medium sized tree too.

Loose or unintentionally wonky tree toppers have always been a bit of a bugbear of mine, so I make the coils for my tree toppers in two sizes. The Standard Coil is 1cm in diameter and will fit securely to most real Christmas trees and narrower artificial trees. The Wide Coil is 2cm in diameter and is a good choice for fuller trees, especially larger artificial trees. To fix the Star to your tree, just twist the wire coil around the leader branch.

Please do bear in mind these items are hand made so all measurements I give are approximate.

I use Everlasto strings and twines from the James Lever Factory in Bolton, UK, where they've been manufacturing twine, cord and rope for over 150 years. Natural cotton string is intended for practical uses so slight inconsistencies in colour, flecks and blemishes are all part of the charm.

All my string "things" are plastic free. I keep marketing materials to a minimum and all packaging I use can be re-used, composted and/or widely recycled.

Delivery

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Receive it by 1st - 2nd August

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Portrait photo of This Thing is String founder Polly Benson, smiling to camera whilst wearing round glasses, a denim jacket, dark t-shirt and string bling necklace

This Thing Is String

Nottingham

This Thing is String is an eclectic collection of homewares, oddities and décor, all made from humble household string. Hand knitted, hand dyed, hand sculpted – it’s just me, at my old oak dining table, crafting up solutions to life’s minor plasticky problems.

All my things are plastic free, made in small batches (often to order) and packaged using compostable, recycled or widely recyclable materials.