Tap your own creativity with holiday decorations
(NC) Instead of digging out the same old holiday decorations this year, why not create some new looks that will last the entire winter season, even after the gift wrap and ornaments are put away? Take a look at these ideas from spray paint company, Krylon, a creative specialist in this field:
Stimulate the senses
Nothing says winter like the fresh smell of pine and the soft, warm glow of candle light. Why not repurpose simple glass bottles into an outdoorsy candlescape with the Natural Stone Textured Finish spray paint? Available in eight colours, like Olivine, it goes on easy and gives you the natural beauty of stone and an elegant, professional-looking appearance. Once dry, wrap artificial garland with pinecones around the bottle's neck or let the garland cascade down the bottle. Place pine tree scented white taper candles in the bottle openings, light and enjoy for a fresh look and fragrance that will stimulate your senses well into 2014.
Colour works wonders
Another easy way to excite the senses during a drab, gray winter is with pops of colour. For a decorative display that lasts all season, avoid the red and green colour combination associated with Christmas and branch out with more contemporary choices like teals, blues, purples and pinks. Metallics like silver and gold are also a great way to glitz up the season without looking like the North Pole in overdrive. Try Krylon ColorMaster Metallic in gold to spice up old ornaments, vases, frames, centerpieces and more in no time at all. Group spray painted ornaments or pine cones in a hurricane vase or glass bowl and display on the mantel for added ambiance to any living room.
Deck the halls
Are you looking for a way to display the abundance of holiday cards from friends and family? How about repurposing an old window shutter to create a unique display? Start by spray painting it with a festive shade, such as ColorMaster in leaf green or burgundy to add a touch of holiday spirit. Once dry, hang the shutter in the kitchen or entry and place holiday cards in the slats of the shutter for a creative way to stay organized. Once the holidays have passed, you can still use the shutter to display birthday cards, thank you notes, party invitations and more all year long.
Most of all these ideas are fun to do – and you can be proud to display them in your home throughout the winter season. More product or project ideas can be found at www.krylon.ca.
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