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New Years Eve!

The rush of Christmas is over and everything has calmed down. Or has it? Because New Year’s Eve is here! The time for new resolutions, New beginnings and even a New Year’s Eve party. But wait, did you say party? You mean like music and dancing and decorations and food and spending money? After all the splurging for Christmas, here are some New Years Eve Decoration ideas that don’t cost much.

New Years Eve Decoration On A Budget:

1. Count Down Balloons

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What is a New Year’s eve party without a countdown? Instead of just counting it down, pop a balloon. There are two ways to do this, either an hourly countdown or the last ten seconds, take your pick.

You Need

  • Balloons – 10 for a Seconds countdown and 12 for an hourly countdown.
  • Markers for writing the numbers on the balloons.
  • A Pin

How To

  1. Firstly, blow the balloons.
  2. Write the numbers on it.
  3. Pop the balloons with the pin!

2. Confetti Bombs

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What better way to bring in the New Year than with confetti? Instead of just confetti thrown into the air at the stroke of midnight, have your guests pop confetti filled balloons as they shout “Happy New Year”. Use the balloons as decoration and hand them to your guests just before the countdown. That way the balloons serve as decoration till they are popped

You need

  • Transparent balloons
  • Round Confetti (Any shape without sharp edges)
  • A funnel that fits inside the balloon

How to

  1. Insert the funnel into the balloon.
  2. Pour the confetti into the funnel.
  3. Fill the balloon as much as possible.
  4. Finally, blow up the balloon and tie off the end.

Optional: you could also fill the balloon with helium and tie long strings to it so that at the stroke of midnight each one pulls one down and bursts it.

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3. Pool Noodle Garlands

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Pool Noodles come in different colors and shapes. While being cheap they are also very versatile. Here is an easy DIY that requires very little effort but, definitely adds to the festivities!

You Need

  • Pool Noodles in different shapes and colors, according to your preference.
  • Craft knife.
  • Fishing line.
  • Thick needle.

How To

  1. Cut noodles into discs.
  2. String the discs onto the fishing line in the order of your preference, using the needle to treadle to together.
  3. Hang as desired.

This is very versatile and can be customized according to your liking

They can be strung end to end close together:

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Far apart:

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Side by side:

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Or Interlinked:

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As I said, very, very versatile!

4. Popsicle Stick Snowflakes

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What better way to celebrate New Year than with Snowflakes? Popsicle sticks while being the perfect art supply for children’s craft, also make for a very interesting art supply for New Years Eve Decoration. When used properly they can make beautiful decorations around the home that will appeal to both adults and children alike!

You Need

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Paint and glitter of your choice
  • Craft glue
  • Snowflake template ideas

How to

  1. Paint the popsicle sticks in the color of your choice.
  2. Glue together in snowflake shapes.
  3. Finally, add glitter for that little bit of sparkle!

5. Popsicle Stars

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While we are on the topic of Popsicle sticks here is another New Years Eve Decoration Popsicle stick idea that does not require much but looks classy at the same time

You Need

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Paint and glitter of your choice
  • Craft glue
  • Fairy lights
  • Fishing line

How to

  1. Firstly, paint the popsicle sticks in the color of your choice.
  2. Glue the sticks together in star shapes.
  3. Add glitter for that little bit of sparkle.
  4. String it onto the fishing line and hang in a horizontal line.
  5. Drape fairy lights in scallops above the stars.

6. Popsicle Stars 2

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Here is one that can be used as a table prop or just in a bare corner to spruce up the place.

You Need

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Paint and glitter of your choice (Optional)
  • Craft glue
  • Fairy Lights

How to

  1. Firstly, paint the popsicle sticks in the color of your choice or leave them bare.
  2. Glue them together in star shapes.
  3. Add glitter for that little bit of sparkle.
  4. Lastly, wrap the fairy lights around the star shape.

7. Sparkly Branches

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Here is one for those who love the look of frosty branches or maybe you just love glitter. Either way here is another DIY New Years Eve Decoration idea that doesn’t cost much but, can look very festive. This can be used as table décor for your eats or anywhere in the room.

You Need

  • Craft glue
  • A dried branch without leaves
  • Glitter, LOTS of Glitter
  • A few Christmas ornaments (Optional)
  • Vase
  • Paper to cover the floor
  • Paint Brush

How to

  1. Firstly, cover the area you are working on in paper to prevent that glitter from going everywhere.
  2. Paint on craft glue on the branch and sprinkle glitter on, ensuring that the branch does not show through the glitter. This needs to be done in sections so that the craft glue does not dry before the glitter is put on.
  3. Leave it to dry.
  4. Finally, place the branches in a vase and add Christmas Ornaments if required.

8. Glitter Bottles

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If you do not have a vase to go with your glitter branch why not create one? All you need is an empty glass bottle.

You Need

  • Empty Glass bottle, preferably with a long neck. Wine bottles are perfect for this New Years Eve Decoration idea.
  • Glitter or Metallic paint
  • Craft glue
  • Paint brush

How To

  1. Firstly, wash bottles in warm soapy water to ensure that all labels are removed.
  2. Paint bottles in color of your choice and wait for it to dry.
  3. Apply glue in designs as desired and sprinkle on glitter.
  4. Lastly, these bottles can be used just like that or as candle stands or as vases.

9. Shake Rattle and Roll

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What is a New Years party without some noise? Here is an easy DIY that is sure to add to the festivities!

You Need

  • Styrofoam plates
  • Craft Glue
  • Paint & Glitter
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Beads / Rice/ sand/ anything that you can use for the filling

How to

  1. Firstly, paint the underneath of the plates in a color of your choice.
  2. Using the Craft glue, join the plates together so that the tops face each other and create a pocket.
  3. Fill with a handful of rice.
  4. Finally, place the Popsicle stick in the opening and then seal.

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10. Party Hats

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A new years party cannot be considered complete without some party hats. So, be original and create your own!

You Need

  • Solo cups in the color of your choice
  • Tinsel
  • Ribbon
  • Glue Gun

How To

  1. Using the glue gun attach the tinsel to the rim and the bottom of the cup.
  2. Attach ribbon to the cup to create a tie-up to ensure the cup stays on your head.

11. Party Hats 2

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Here is another Simple DIY New Years Eve Decoration idea to dress up your existing party hats!

You Need

  • Craft glue
  • Sequins
  • Party hats

How to

  1. Firstly, apply Craft glue to party hats
  2. Add the sequins in the pattern of your choice

12. Balloon Backdrop

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Every party has a drinks table and that requires a backdrop. Here is a simple way to create a backdrop that announces the arrival of the new year!

You Need

  • Number Balloons
  • String

How to

  1. Blow balloons and string them together behind the drinks table.

13. ’11:59′ Clocks

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Clocks symbolize the passing of time, and how better to symbolize the passing of the old year than with a few New Years Eve Decoration clocks stuck at 11:59!

You Need

  • Paper
  • Craft glue
  • Scissors

How to

  1. Firstly, fold paper, accordion style.
  2. Attach the two ends together so that it forms a circle.
  3. Write or cut out the numbers which need to come on the clock.
  4. Cut out clock handles.
  5. Finally, stick on the numbers and handles on to the paper discs.

There you have it. A few New Years Eve Decoration ideas to spruce up your party. Hope you have fun making them. Happy New Year!

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