These are a quick and easy DIY New Year’s Eve decoration for ringing in 2016! So easy! Grab some gold balloons and your paint brush and let’s get started!
TOOLS AND MATERIALS
A dozen helium-filled gold or white latex balloons with gold string – SOLD HERE: GOLD BALLOONS
1 jar gold enamel paint or “liquid gold leaf” or white paint
1″ chip brush
*These can be white or gold balloons painted with either gold or white paint- either way works, you decide!
1. Mix paint well.
2. While wearing gloves, hold balloon by the tied end.
3. Apply paint in quick, upward strokes toward the top of balloon. Continue until you go all the way around the balloon. Don’t fuss over perfectly even brush strokes – the hand-painted look is the goal here. And keep in mind, you only want to paint the bottom one third of each balloon.
4. Allow to dry, then add some extra ribbon or a tassel for decoration.
Tip: Hi-Float is a great product for making your balloons stay up longer.
These painted balloons are also stunning at a wedding as a table centerpiece. Or prefect at any celebration! Thanks for stopping by the Party Fetti website today!
Now that New Year’s Eve 2015 is almost upon us, we can start planning ahead for the next big event in 2015!
We almost always either host or attend a Superbowl party every year, even if we are not big fans of either team playing. Here is a roundup of Superbowl party recipes for easy snacks to prepare for your guests!
SHOP HANDMADE & SHOP SMALL BUSINESSES THIS CHRISTMAS
As many of you know I run a small business from my home. I am a vendor for around 30 event and wedding planners all over the world. I specialize in making custom party favors and decorations and of course my top seller is pinwheels– in just about any color or design you can think of! I often laugh because people ask me all the time, “You can make a living from making pinwheels?” I usually respond with, “Of course not! But I do make an income from the 10 to 12 monthly larger wedding orders, the additional sales in my four unique Etsy shops, and I make around 350 other handmade items, so its not just pinwheels.”
This year I am encouraging all my blog readers and visitors to visit Etsy online and to purchase at least one item that is designed and made by an actual individual.
This year, I am participating in a collective market called SHOP UNIQUE sponsored by Handmadeology– which is a wonderful website for selling resources, tips and articles for handmade sellers. You can read more about the holiday program, sign up as a handmade seller, and find many shops participating and organized into categories by clicking on the link here-
While I love to shop at Target, HomeGoods, World Market and a few other trendy large national retailers- I myself purchase many of my Christmas gifts from small business owners and part-time sellers on Etsy. After all, Etsy sellers are generally the biggest supporters of handmade. Sure, I can buy that yummy smelling soap, I especially love Zum Bar Soap, that is made right here in Kansas City, but they are big now and distributed in every local grocery store- so any of my family or friends can now pick that up.
If I am going to buy handmade soap- the first place I shop is on Etsy. Check out all the options below-
And don’t be put off by shipping costs- many sellers offer free shipping during the holidays or coupon discount codes to offset the cost. However if you are like me- I tend to think of shipping fees as just part of shopping online. Most people don’t realize that often retailers mark up their goods anywhere from 200% to 400%, depending on what it is, because they have to add in their distribution and delivery cost as well. Essentially, you are still paying for shipping at the big retail stores- its just spread over the thousands of that one item seen in every retail location, all over the country.
I’ll be showcasing some wonderful handmade items and Etsyshops here on my blog over the next few weeks to help you with your holiday decorating and gift giving.
Starting with a good artisan friend of mine,Jenny Tucker, who often features her own designs on her blog,