roundup: DIY New Years Decorations

The New Year is almost here — I know! where did the year go? But ready or not, we are on our way to 2013, and it is party season. Ring in the New Year with all your friends and family in true DIY style — complete with lights, glitter and garland.

Fan Banner

Bring joy to your guests the New Year with this “Paper Fan Banner” by Somewhere Splendid. They look complicated, but with some white paper and popsicle sticks, they’re super-simple. These pretty paper crafts are sure to inspire happiness and excitement for the New Year in all your guests — everyone’s a ‘fan’ of joy, right?

Sparkling juice

These fancy-schmancy decorated bottles by Tania Willis for Fiskars add a cute and crafty groove for ringing in the New Year. Decorate big girl wine bottles for the adult table, and dec out sparkling grape juice bottles for the kiddies so they can join in on the festive bottle fun. All you need is a few sheets of patterned paper and some ribbon.

Doily centerpieces

Light up your New Year with these centerpiece lanterns by The Inspired House of Wright. These lanterns are easy to make (just foil doilies + tea lights), but they look so lavish and well-put-together when finished. Your guests won’t be able to take their eyes away from the exquisite centerpiece and the pretty glow it gives your entire table.

Sparkling champagne glasses

Make your bubbly sparkle with these glam champagne glasses by Something Turquoise. All your guests will have a blast toasting the New Year with these glittering champagne flutes at midnight. We can only hope 2013 will have the same style and class as these charms. Best part? With the right kind of paint, these babies are dishwasher-safe.

Tassel garland

Calico Skies welcomes us to the world of modern tinsel with her fresh DIY tassel garland DIY. The best part? It’s completely customizable, and you can use recycled fabrics — this is a green New Year project that truly sparkles. Plus, we promise you won’t find pieces of it hiding under your couch in July — no more tinsel fallout!

Dixie Cup lights

This Dixie Cup garland by Hey Gorgeous serves as a pretty garland by day and a striking string of luminaries by night. The supplies for this beautiful garland can be found around most households. This garland will add a beautiful soft light to any party as you count down the New Year.

How are you decorating for the New Year? Send us some photos, and maybe we’ll feature your project!