i'm really happy with my red and white decorated tree, but sadly, i didn't have anything suitable for the very top. i'm not a fairy/angel type of gal, but i am a starry/snowflake type, so when i read this 3d snowflake tutorial, (found via the lovely zee's homebug site)) i knew i'd found my tree topper. great fun to make, you need a little bit of patience, but it's really, really easy. if you make the size they suggest, it will produce an enormous snowflake, suitable for hanging in a window, but i modified the measurements a little to suit the tree. the author suggests using copy paper, but i used thin card for a slightly more robust snowflake. i think they're fab.
oh, and by the way, the background paper (red with little white stars on) is my super bargain of the century. it looks identical to a cath kidston design but it was from woolworths (in the birthday wrapping paper section) and it cost just 40p for a 2 metre roll! (that's around 80 us cents) it's a little thin, but needless to say, i'll be using it for all my christmas presents, along with some beautiful (but cheap) felt snowflake trimming i bought back from our jaunt in portugal in october.