4 Easy DIY New Year's Eve Party Decor Ideas

Hosting a New Year's Eve party? Ring in the New Year with sparkly gold party decorations you can make yourself. Try using what you may have around your house to create some festive decor to ring in the new year. Here are four sparkly ideas that you can personalize to suit your style.

Cocktail Stir Sticks

When you need something last minute, pretty stir sticks embellished with glitter tape are an easy DIY you can whip up in just a few minutes. Start by cutting a 3-inch piece of tape. Place the skewer in the middle of the tape and fold together. Use scissors to cut the end of the tape to create a flag. If you don't have glitter tape, washi tape makes a pretty alternative.

You'll need:
  • bamboo skewers
  • glitter tape
  • scissors

Paper Lanterns

Decorate your space with a cluster of paper lanterns suspended from the ceiling. Perhaps you have some left over from a summer patio party that can be re-imagined as sparkly New Year's eve decor with a lick of gold paint. In a well ventilated area, spray the bottom half of a paper lantern with gold spray paint. Let dry. Here's another idea: If you don't have spray paint, but want to fancy up some lanterns, try tying glittery ribbons and garlands to the top of the lanterns, letting them cascade over the lanterns. I've also used diluted acrylic paint to paint paper lanterns. It's just takes a little more time.

You'll need:
  • paper lanterns
  • spray paint
  • fishing wire - to hang the lanterns

Party Horns

Make some noise when you ring in the New Year with party horns made festive. All you need is left over wrapping paper, double sided tape and some party horns. This is one way to re-use that holiday gift wrap that you saved.

You'll need:
  • party horns (from the dollar store)
  • double-sided tape
  • 8" x 10" sheets of paper (we used holiday wrap)

Step 1: Using scissors, remove the plastic mouthpiece.

Step 2: Cut a piece of paper, 8' x 10" and place a piece of double-sided tape on the short and long end of the paper.

Step 3: Place the plastic mouthpiece on the edge of the short side of the paper.

Step 4: Loosely roll the paper to form a cone shape. It will stick as it rolls along the tape.

Step 5: Trim the ends of the cone to create a straight edge.

Gold candle holder

Customize a simple glass vase purchased from a thrift store with gold spray paint. Then pop a candle inside. Be sure to apply paint in a well-ventilated area. *Tip: Spray paint is best applied in light back and forth strokes to achieve even coverage and prevent drips.

You'll need:
  • glass vases
  • gold spray paint
  • candles

Happy New Year, friends!

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