New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can you believe it is almost 2018? Where has this year gone! Well, no time to fret over all those projects you didn’t get done.  Instead, time to flip the switch on the coming new year and start planning. Why not get in the diy project making motivation with these 10 Easy New Year’s Eve party decorating ideas.

 

 

Let’s get started and ring in the new year in style!

10 Easy New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

  1. Bubbly Balloon Backdrop – Such an easy idea, just tape up gold and silver balloons as a backdrop!

 

New Years Party Balloon Wall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Sparkle Garland –  use leftover wrapping paper or glitter card stock and a large circle paper punch.

 

 

DIY New Years Garland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Tinsel Garland – hang these up anywhere, on the wall as a curtain backdrop for your party table or as a photo background.  They look especially wonderful hanging from balloons too.  Wrap around giant New Year’s 2018 numbers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Tinsel Party Hats – Make some easy diy party hats, so easy to make with cut out cones rolled and you can even use your leftover Christmas garland!

 

 


New Years Glitter Party Hat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.  Glitter Champagne Glasses- Easy to do with painted Mod Podge glue and gold glitter.  These glittery glasses are super easy to make, all you need is a jar of Mod Podge (for glass), some some gold glitter and flute glasses.  Paint your bases of your glasses with Mod Podge and sprinkle loose glitter on for shimmering bubbles.

 

 

DIY Glitter New Years Champagne glass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Bubbly Bar Banner– yep, right from my shop, Wedding & Bridal Designs– perfect for your New Year’s Eve champagne bar, but also wonderful at a bridal shower or bachelorette party!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Decorated Thumbtack Candles- So fast and inexpensive too, just buy a box of gold thumbtacks and some small pillar candles and have fun making these for your New Years table!

 

 

New Years Thumbtack Candle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Gold Tinsel Cake Toppers- The easy way to turn a simple cake into a fun New Years Eve dessert! Tinsel piping is all you need so bend and shape them. Oh, and perfect at Valentine’s Day too!

 

 

Pipe Cleaner Cake Topper New Years Eve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Glitter Champagne Bottles- Why not!?  These will match your glitter painted glasses too!  Simply spray with adhesive and sprinkle any color of glitter on your bottles for bling at your party!

 

 

Glitter Champagne Bottles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Ball Drop Cupcake Toppers- transform Styrofoam balls into sparkly toppers.

 

 

New Years Ball Drop Cupcake Topper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed these 10 Easy New Years Decorating Ideas for your New Years Eve Party or DIY home decorating!

Be sure to stop by The Party Fetti Shop – we have plenty of NEW YEAR’S EVE PRINTABLES that you can easily DIY some last minute quick decorations for your NYE soiree!

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Thanks for stopping by the PARTY FETTI website.  I’ll be back in next week and throughout 2018 with many amazing party ideas and inspiration!

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Curio Makeover Into Craft Storage

Curio Makeover Into A Craft Storage Cabinet

Today I am so excited to share this quick makeover project I worked on last weekend. I picked up this mini curio with a door and drawers at a local thrift store for under $5.00 and transformed it into a fresh and bright craft storage desk organizer.  I also love the idea of using this as a space saver for a smaller party or get-together for displaying your party decorations and tableware.  Check it out-

Let’s get started. You really only need two items for this project – a thrift found wood cabinet and spray paint.  I love the [easyazon_link identifier=”B002BWOS3K” locale=”US” tag=”ymazonffiliac-20″]Rust-Oleum 2X Ultra Cover[/easyazon_link] (its paint and primer in one can) and I’m partial to high gloss as it really makes your bright colors pop.  Plus this paint bonds to plastic and metal as well.   It is my absolute favorite brand of spray paint for all my projects for my home shop- ONCE UPON A HOME DESIGNS, and any diy projects for my own home . . . and no, I am not being paid by Rust-Oleum for this blog post – I just love their product!

Let’s get started with the tutorial for the makeover.  First, I removed all the small hardware and screws.

  I love this little wood curio because it has a black metal scroll decorative design on the front door, so I want to keep that as original and add it back on the cabinet, unpainted, once I finish the makeover.  I left the door on because I want to go ahead and paint over the metal hinges the same color, since they were originally painted in the outdated same hunter green color.  Generally, this is not recommended.  I found some nice [easyazon_link identifier=”B00V2JIQFE” locale=”US” tag=”ymazonffiliac-20″]small black decorative hinges[/easyazon_link], that I may order and replace, to match the black scroll front.

Next, I washed everything in my kitchen sink, since it was a thrift store find – I wanted to get all the dirt and dust off of it and sanitize it.  I let it dry for about an hour before painting.

Finally, I moved everything into my garage and used a big assembled cardboard box to spray paint the mini curio. Remember to open your garage doors for good ventilation.

I’m not the world’s best spray painter and normally I recruit my husband to help me out with this part of any makeover project but this paint is so wonderful, it’s hard to apply, without it looking perfect.  I sprayed the top of everything first, applying light coats about 6 to 8 inches from the top of the surface working in quick, short horizontal rows of painting.

Then, I flipped everything over and painted each side. I applied several light coats (don’t worry about getting perfect coverage on your first pass of spray painting, since a few light coats are recommended) on each side and let it dry about 20 to 30 minutes, after each coat, before applying a new coat of paint.  Several light coats helps to prevent getting too much paint in globs in any one area and to prevent dripping.

I also didn’t worry about getting complete, perfect coverage on the bottom of the drawers and inside the drawer insert areas, since they would never been seen once the drawers are inserted.  After I painted each side a few times, I allowed it dry over-night in my garage. There were quite a few imperfections in the wood on this little cabinet, so keep in mind lighter brighter colors will show those imperfections more than a darker paint color.  Still I think this contemporary makeover of the mini cabinet is fresh and way more fun in this bright key lime green.

Now, I have a bright and colorful addition to my work studio!

Oh, you know I have enough craft supplies to fill it up!  I love it too because it is small and does not take up too much space on my work desk but it also has deep drawers.

A small curio cabinet like this one would be great anywhere in the home, I could see it in the kitchen for keeping your favorite spices near the oven, in the garage for storing bolts and nails, or even on display on your party table for housing all your serving utensils and sweets at your next celebration.

Feel free to stop by my Etsy shop, THE PARTY FETTI SHOP for all your party decorations.  Everything shown in my photo above is available in my shop from party hats, straws, candy cups, and custom made to order pinwheels available in my other shop – PINWHEEL PRETTIES.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you are inspired to makeover a small decorative piece for your home or next party!

 

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Watermelon Utensil Holder Tutorial

WATERMELON UTENSIL HOLDER TUTORIAL

Easy DIY Tutorial Craft Project

  Today I am sharing a tutorial for a diy painted watermelon utensil holder made from a glass mason jar.  I love creative ideas for displaying my utensils and cutlery at a summer barbecue or party.  This easy to make watermelon utensil holder is perfect for a summer get together or if you are planning a watermelon themed party!  Be sure to check out all my previous posts here on the blog for  – WATERMELON PARTIES!

Feel free to stop by and browse my Etsy shop for all your summertime party decorations too – The Party Fetti Shop

Let’s get started with making these fun utensil holders.  Gather your supplies.  I’ve made it easy for you to order online- simply click on the supplies below.

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

[easyazon_link identifier=”B00CNHCDR6″ locale=”US” tag=”ymazonffiliac-20″]Mason jar[/easyazon_link]
(use multi-surface or glass paint)
[easyazon_link identifier=”B0018NBUPC” locale=”US” tag=”ymazonffiliac-20″]Black paint[/easyazon_link]
[easyazon_link identifier=”B001145964″ locale=”US” tag=”ymazonffiliac-20″]Light green paint[/easyazon_link]

[easyazon_link identifier=”B000XZVP24″ locale=”US” tag=”ymazonffiliac-20″]White paint[/easyazon_link]
[easyazon_link identifier=”B017M01UFE” locale=”US” tag=”ymazonffiliac-20″]Paint brushes[/easyazon_link]
[easyazon_link identifier=”B00WHXQIJA” locale=”US” tag=”ymazonffiliac-20″]Jute twine[/easyazon_link]

Once you have everything you need to get started, lay down some newspaper to protect your table or work area where you will be painting.

First, wipe down your jar or jars with rubbing alcohol to remove any oils from fingerprints and any dirt.  Allow to dry for about ten minutes.

Start by painting the lower part or the bottom of the jar with your lighter green paint and allow to dry. Add a second coat when dry.

Paint the top of the jar with red paint. Paint a second coat of red when dry.

After your initial two coats in each color are dry, paint snake-like curvy lines in a vertical direction on your lower green section to create the appearance of the watermelon rind.  Don’t be concerned with how even these two colors are at the middle because you are going to paint over the meetup point of the two colors on the jar which will therefore clean it up.

Next, divide your red and green painted sections on the jar by painting a nice even and straight line with your white paint.

Add a few watermelon seeds to the top red area in a random pattern.  TIP: Rather than painting the seeds by hand, I prefer to use the bottom handle of my paint brush to make the seeds. Just dip the pointed end of your brush into the black paint and simply add a round dot.  Then, immediately, before your dot dries, flip your brush and pull the dot out to a teardrop shape with the tip of your brush.  As a result, this is much easier than trying paint on a perfect seed shape.

Finally, allow your painted jar to dry for a few hours.  Add your jute twine bow at the neck of your jar. Next, fill it up with your forks, spoons and knives.  Now you are ready to serve your guests.

These are so adorable for any summertime gathering!

Thanks for stopping by the blog.

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