5 Great Star Designs Create a Happy Holiday House
It is almost that time of year again, time to drag out the holiday decorations and begin creating a winter wonderland wherever you live, right?
If you are one of many who are tired of the same old, same old holiday decorating with Santa and reindeer and snowmen, then it becomes time to begin searching for something more unique. Here are five great star designs that will help you create a happy holiday house that is imaginative and sophisticated.
1. A Home For Christmas Cards
Stars make a beautiful accent for holding Christmas cards from friends and family members where everyone can see and appreciate them. A majority of retailers online offer star cardholders that have extensions from the star with clips or other styles of holders for the card itself to make viewing easy. Most are made of metal, so if you do not like the finish you can spray paint it to create something that matches your individual tastes for the holidays.
- Making Wreaths and Doors Spectacular
You can add stars to almost any holiday wreath to give it and your door a boost of zing and a wow factor that may have been missing before. Use a metallic accent spray paint or standard model paint to spice up a craft star, then affix it to the wreath using hot glue, staples, or tape, depending on the wreath, star, and whether the wreath will be exposed to the elements, such as wind, rain, and snow. The more exposed the wreath will be, the stronger your bonding agent will need to be.
- Unique Ornaments for the Tree and Beyond
Most people choose to incorporate stars into their happy holiday homes by adding them to the Christmas tree, and this is a wonderful idea if you are looking for traditional décor that features stars. If you want something spectacular to help you transform your home, consider hanging the stars from the ceiling instead. You create the illusion of floating in a holiday paradise, and add depth and color to your holiday house.
- Scent Plus Star Equals Fabulous
These days, the trendiest holiday décor and style options lean toward the minimalist approach, where less equals more. Use a cookie cutter to cut star shapes in sugar cookie dough, then sprinkle cinnamon or peppermint liberally on the cookies before baking. The scent of the cookies will linger for hours, creating a wonderful atmosphere in your holiday paradise, and the taste of the cookies will keep them coming back for more.
- Mantelpiece Focal Point
Finally, a star is the perfect focal point above your fireplace mantle, especially one decorated in a metallic finish that captures the light and draws more attention. A sparkly gold finish on a large star will captivate anyone who comes into the room, and you can maximize the potential with dimmed lighting or candlelight. Combine with other holiday accents, such as faux or real evergreen boughs or red ribbon to create something really spectacular that you can use again every year with little mess or cost.