Winter decor at its (Kai{squared}) best

We love the magic of winter and the holiday season. Shimmering lights and ornamented trees lend themselves to gorgeous event decor inspired by the season and we here at Kai{squared} want to show you some of our favorite takes on a traditional winter decor item for your next event. We all remember cutting out paper snowflakes as a kid, but we have seen them in a whole new (grown-up) light this season.  Check out some of our favorite ways to use snowflakes and follow our Pinterest Board: Merry and Bright for more wintery inspiration.

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Suspend these lit branch snowflakes (from Seaside Inspired) over your bar or table to add a warm wintery glow.

Create a big (yet, inexpensive) statement with monochromatic snowflakes and ornaments suspended from your chandelier.

P.S. If you don't have a chandelier, try our favorite substitute: an embroidery hoop! Our favorite tutorial is from Kelly DeJoy on SpottedCanary.com

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These simple snowflake luminarias (from Wayfair.com) are a sophisticated way to bring light to tabletops, stairways and side tables.

Kai{squared} Tip: A coat of spray paint can customize these budget friendly lights to any room and decor. But we recommend battery powered tea lights for soirees of the wilder nature and households with little ones. Some of our favorites are here.

Add big impact to your drink ware (we are partial to our favorite up-cycled Starbucks Frappacino bottles featured here) with colored snowflake punches or cutouts.

And, because we love handmade touches and we're suckers for DIY projects, we also thought we'd include a couple links to our favorite snowflake tutorials and projects:

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This Lacy Snowflake Tutorial from How About Orange is a light 3 dimensional take on holiday snowflakes.

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These larger statement snowflakes from Karin Lidbeck make a big impact for little bank.

These coffee filter snowflakes look intricate but are perfect for a cozy kid project on the cold winter afternoons.

Happy Holidays!

~Danielle