“ Brand: Ikea / Type: Christmas tree decoration „
We usually have an angel on the top of our Christmas tree but unfortunately this year when the kids and I were getting the tree out and decorating it our angel had a fall and was smashed. The tree looked so bare without her up there and I meant to buy a new one but never really found the time to go in to town and get one. I was at Ikea before Christmas with my sister who was getting some new bedroom furniture and I saw these stars and decided to get one. It wasn't exactly what I wanted but as I wasn't sure when and if I would be able to get something else I bought one.
I only paid £1.50 for the star so it was really reasonable and I thought that even if I got it home and up on the tree and hated it then at least I wouldn't have spent a fortune on it.
The star is extremely light which is probably why it is so cheap and it definitely isn't going to be one of those decorations that you get out of the attic year after year but even if it only lasts you one year I think it is worth it because it was so cheap.
I got a red star because my decorations had a red and green theme and when I got it home and on the tree it looked better than I had thought it was going to. Ok it isn't anywhere as nice as my angel was but it looks better than just a bare top and it does the job.
The bit that you push down on to the tree is a nice length and once it is pushed down the star is much more secure than I had expected it to be and it wasn't flopping and falling off which was a concern of mine when buying it. It sits nice and secure and actually looks quite pretty. There is no getting away from the fact that you can tell it is pretty cheap but it doesn't look nearly as cheap as something costing £1.50 should do.
It is also very festive looking and does give a bit of sparkle to my tree. I quite like it and even though I have no intention of using it again next year I am glad that I bought it as it gave me something for the top of my tree, looked nice and it wasn't a complete waste of money. I think that this star is something that you really need to see in the flesh as some people will love it and others will hate it. I am on the fence as I liked it but it didn't really suit my personality but I think it did look lovely when it was up.
I was going through the Christmas decorations today as I was putting my tree up and came across the Snovita Top Star which I bought two years ago from Ikea. I can't imagine exactly how much it cost, but I do know it wasn't very much, certainly under £2.00 because I remember thinking at the time that it was a very good price. It was a star that was bought to sit on top of the Christmas tree as I usually prefer a star as a angel always looks a little naff!
The star has five points to it and is a traditional star shape. The shape is three dimensional in design in as much as it is slightly raised and pointed in the centre of the star. It is a decent size to sit on top of the tree, measuring 17cm from top to bottom and side to side - and so this can sit even on large trees and be seen. The star is lightweight as it is made of polystyrene and so it sits on top of the tree without making the top branch bend over - which is a problem I've experienced with star decorations in the past. There is a pole indentation attached to the star which sits over the top branch of the tree - and it allows some stability. However, bearing in mind how lightweight the star is, the indentation simply isn't deep enough and the star is equally toppled from the tree, especially with regular vigorous knocking from my three year old.
In addition to this, I don't think this star looks very special. There is no glitteryness about the star and it looks fairly cheap and not very sophisticated -and so when I was looking at it today I did wonder what it was that made me buy it in the first place!! I'm not going to put it on my tree this year - and it's been consigned to my kids art box where I'm sure they'll make something of it.
SNÖVITA Top star
I have recently bought a new Christmas tree and baubles and when I was in IKEA it struck me that the tree was lacking something for the top.
I picked up this star, which is also available in red for £1.29, so even if it lasts for only a year it's not going to upset me. I also figured that if it proved to be one of those decorations which flops, I won't be too upset, as it didn't cost a fortune.
The 5 pointed star has a nice long post so that it can be pushed down firmly onto the top of the tree. The star itself is slightly raised towards the middle and has an all over small flower/circle design. It is very light, only o.1kg and the height of the actual star excluding the post is 15cm. For anyone who knows about these kind of things, it is made of Polystyrene plastic and Polyurethane/acrylic paint; this could be what is making it light.
When I read the blurb about the star it states that the star is durable and will not break if it falls onto the floor. When I felt the weight of the star I did have my doubts but so far it does seem to be pretty durable. We carried it home from IKEA in a plastic storage box along with several heavier items. Although it is packaged in some thick plastic, it's not overly packaged and it easily withstood the weight of the heavier things. It has also fallen onto a tiled floor and has so far remained unscathed.
A real bargain star! Looks nice and sparkly on the top of the tree, and because it presses down firmly it doesn't flop which is always a bonus.
For anyone wanting a quick fix update for their tree I would recommend this one.
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