I love the start of the new year because it's a time to de-clutter and simplify. However, I do miss the cheer of the holiday decorations, especially when January is such a long, cold month.
Why not add some wintry-but-not-Christmasy adornments to your living space? It's a perfect time to decorate with white, since the color lightens up your home and also echoes the outdoors.
I came across some lovely and large paper snowflakes online, which reminded me of making them when I was a kid. They're simple and don't require any fancy materials. And they look elegant and showy in a window, on a wall or hanging from the ceiling (they're about 17" wide).
Turn your rectangular paper into a square by folding the short side into a triangle, lining the edges up.
Fold this triangle in half again.
Open up your paper.
Gather your 6 papers and stack the points of one end on top of each other.