20 Star Holiday Decorations You Can Also Use For New Year’s

Stars are a classic symbols of the holidays, but they are also a sneaky way to keep your holiday decorations up way after Christmas. They effortlessly glide from cookie stars to tree garlands and then, ta-da, there they are as New Year’s decorations. See? Told you those stars were sneaky. Add a personal touch to your decor with these 20 star holiday decor projects, all celestially inspired and sure to become the “stars” of your holiday decorations.

DIY Star Candles

These candle holders are easy to make, but would work perfectly as a table centerpiece or a hostess gift.

Starry Gift Wrap

Take your gift wrapping game to the next level, without extra work. Gather star confetti and bring a piece of tape down to catch a bunch of stars at once. Then you can attach to your gift (you'll need more tape or some glue since the sticky side will be holding the stars) for a fun take on gift giving.

Star Mobile

Instead of draping garlands over the mantel, hang them straight from a branch or the light fixture in your dining room and enjoy entertaining “under the stars.”

DIY Porcelain Holiday Trees

You can never have too many candles, and these starry trees can totally be kept up all year long.

Himmeli-Style Christmas Tree Topper

Top that perfectly decorated tree with a modern, geometric star made out of brass tubing.

Copper Stars

Cut mini stars out of copper shim to make garlands or ornaments. Just watch your fingers: Copper can get sharp.

Starry Advent Calendar

Embrace those trendy Scandinavian vibes with this simple advent calendar. The kids will love hanging each star on the wooden dowel tree as the countdown to presents begins.

Paper Straw Gifting

No glue gun is required to make these little gift wrap accessories, so they are the perfect project for the kids. Or for adults who always manage to hot glue their fingers together… ahem. Just grab some twine and attach each side of the star to your gift one at a time.

DIY Star Pillows

Add these cute DIY pillows to your couch for an out of this world touch. Here's our online sewing class to get you started!

Star Wands

Grab some popsicle sticks, ribbon, tinsel, and hot glue for these cute and easy wands.

Star Pom Pom Wreath

Grab a star frame (or make one yourself out of dowels) and attach pom poms with hot glue. Whether you pick a rainbow color palette or stick to red, green, and gold, this is one cute decor option that everyone will love.

Star Streamers

Attach paper stars to a string to make decor that can double as streamers and garlands.

DIY Foldable Origami Stars

These three-dimensional stars can be made with any color paper, making them the perfect addition to that party you’re planning. Hang a bunch of them together to create a centerpiece or string them together as a garland, but whichever you choose, here's a tutorial to get you started.

Simple Star Cake Toppers

From pumpkin pie to a tall layer cake, any dessert will look like a superstar with these easy star skewer toppers. Just attach foam stars to skewers and you're (quite literally) golden.

Toothpick Stars

It doesn’t get much easier than wrapping toothpicks together with string. If you’re in need of a quick gift topper, you can whip one of these guys up in a matter of moments. Just glue your toothpicks into a shape that resembles a tic-tac-toe board, arrange them so that the points are touching, and attach the places where they meet.

Evergreen Stars

Go big with these 36-inch wooden stars as outdoor decoration, or shrink them down to take them indoors as a wreath alternative. This is a great way to put any extra Christmas tree boughs to use.

Star Wall Hanging

Hang a combination of paper and foam stars for a simple piece of art that’s big on style.

Star Christmas Tree Garland

Use a paper punch to cut out stars or buy stickers and arrange them into the shape of a tree for a stylish and modern garland that’s totally doable at the last minute.

Beaded Star Tree Topper

If it’s time for that tree topper to retire, look no further than this beaded star. Make the beads out of air dry clay or buy unfinished wooden beads for a natural look.

DIY Gold Leaf Star Ornaments

Use a cookie cutter as a quick and easy template to cut out clay stars, or purchase paper maché ones. Add the gold leaf, then hang from your tree for some starry magic.

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