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Easy DIY NYE Decorations

Easy DIY NYE Decorations

Did you know that the new year was first celebrated on January 1st in Rome in 153 BCE? And that some countries didn’t adopt January 1st as New Year’s Day till the 1700s?

New Year’s Eve is a great time to let your hair down and detox (or retox, if that’s your preference) from the busy holiday season. Trade in your “ugly Christmas sweater” for your little black dress, swap eggnog for champagne, and you’re well on your way to having a great NYE.

Thankfully, decorating for your New Year’s Eve party doesn’t have to be laborious. You can make a lot of great decorations and party accessories using simple materials you already have around the house. Here are some of our suggestions:

Glittery Baubles

These baubles are super easy to make. Try making a bunch in a variety of sizes and hanging them over your snack table or using them as a photo back drop. Or make one big one and hang it from your ceiling – instant disco ball!

Glittery Baubles by Cleverly Inspired

Photos by CleverlyInspired.

Find out how to make your own glittery baubles with this tutorial. Try it with these papers:

Warm Dust Metallic Card Stock

Elan Metallics Warm Dust Card Stock

Lichen Metallic Card Stock

Starburst Lichen Card Stock

White Pearlescent Card Stock

Pearlescents White Card Stock

Party in Style

Skip washing glitter out of your hair on January 1st – instead of using those glittery store-bought hats that are prone to shedding their sparkles, try making your own party hats using glittery or metallic paper!

Glittery Party Hats from Studio DIY

Photos by Studio DIY.

Just make a cone with out of metallic paper and embellish it with tinsel or ribbon! We suggest using these papers:

Midnight Blue Card Stock

Elan Metallics Midnight Blue Card Stock

Fireweed Card Stock

Petallics Fireweed Card Stock

Chocolate Card Stock

Elan Metallics Chocolate Card Stock

If you want to make your own glittery paper hat, check out this full party hat tutorial to get started.

Clever Countdown

The midnight countdown is the centerpiece of any NYE party. Get your guests in the mood with creative countdown-inspired décor, such as these easy accordion-fold clocks!

Countdown Clocks from Fiskars

Clock designed by Lisa Storms for Fiskars.

Find out how to make your own clocks and other cool countdown décor here.

Easy Streamers

These super easy streamers are the perfect decoration for anywhere in your home, from over your drinks table to that awkward empty space by the stairs.

NYE Streamers from Martha Stewart

Find out how to make your own shimmering streamers, thanks to Martha Stewart! Created by Yunhee Kim, Johnny Miller, Laura Mozz, and Illos Tk.

Try it with these papers:

Pyrite Card Stock

Elan Metallics Pyrite Card Stock

Graphite Card Stock

Elan Metallics Graphite Card Stock

Bronze Card Stock

Elan Metallics Bronze Card Stock

Fortune Cookie Party Favors

Send your guests home in the new year with cute and quirky fortune cookie party favors! Try filling them with friendly well-wishes for a great 2015.

Paper Fortune Cookies

Designed by Tania Willis for Fiskars.

Find out how to make your own DIY paper fortune cookies here.

Party On!

New Year’s Eve is one of the funnest (excuse my grammar) nights of the year. With a few simple decorations, your NYE party can help ring in the new year in style.

Steph Schinkel
Steph Schinkel

Steph is an avid crafter, DIY enthusiast, and regular contributor to The Paper who loves to handmake all of her cards. Above all else, Steph is a die-hard foodie with a massive sweet tooth and a deep, soul-consuming love for chocolate.