To top off the holiday season with a boom, it will be great to have some exciting and interesting but inexpensive New Year’s Eve decorations in your home. Here are a few ideas for those looking for elegant but practical do-it-yourself decorations this coming New Year’s Eve.
During the Christmas festivities, the Christmas tree takes the center stage in our homes. The Resolution Tree is similar to this. However, instead of hanging ornaments such as Christmas balls, Christmas lights and garlands, you and your family as well as your friends can decorate the tree with notes containing your goals and hopes for the coming year.
After the New Year’s celebration, be sure to keep all the notes in a safe box or envelope. During the next year’s celebration, you can create a few letters saying “Congratulations!” or “You can do it this year!”
For the tree, you can reuse your Christmas tree or get a few branches from your backyard.
Choose a room or even just a small area in your house wherein you can let balloons freely float. With enough balloons, you can create an illusion of a having a false ceiling. At the end of the strings for the balloons, you can attack little nick-knacks such as notes, photos and ribbons.
Another interesting idea is to label each balloon with a number and pop each of them during the New Year’s Countdown. Alternatively, you can label the balloons with the exact time instead of numbers.
Choose an assortment of ribbons with different colors, materials and width.
“Curling ribbon is very easy, but it looks great everywhere. Try to find the wider variety, about a half-inch thick. You can hang it from light fixtures, doorways, lamps, mantels, even on the bathroom mirror. Scatter a few curls between dishes on your midnight buffet as well.”
If you have any leftover tinsel garlands from Christmas crafts or school projects, you can use them to make tinsel banners that spell out New Year greeting or the coming year. On a cardboard, cut the shapes of the letters or numbers that you want to hang. Punch two small holes at the top of each letter or number, and string each of them into a ribbon or string. Use glue gun to cover the cardboard with the tinsel garland.
Cut out two circles of the same size from a sheet of colored paper. For a shiny streamer, choose sheets with a metallic finish. You can also use leftover gift wrappers from Christmas. For a sturdier decoration, you can attach the paper on a card board or card stock before cutting.
Spray adhesive on one side of each circle and sandwich a clear fishing line or other type of string in between the two circles. An alternative is to punch a hole on opposing sides of each circle, and to connect each circle with jump rings. Repeat the process in order to make more streamers. Then, use some thumbtacks to hang them up by the window or above an end table in your living room.