Easy DIY New Year’s Eve Decorations To Make With Your Family


By now, your home is already beaming with the holiday spirit. It won’t hurt to make things a little merrier and brighter, right? If you’re looking for an exciting project to do with the kids then how about making some DIY New Year’s Eve decorations to add you to your already festive home.

There’s no need to spend a lot of money on New Year’s Eve decorations. In fact, you can easily make your own DIY decorations with things you probably have lying around your house. Here are some easy ideas:



Glittered Stars Party Streamers

If you want DIY New Year’s Eve decorations that you can re-use every now and then, this Glittered Stars DIY Party Streamers by AttaGirlSays is something you should definitely consider. It’s a homemade streamer made out of glittery black and stars and ribbons. It was made for an Oscar’s Night party but it surely goes well with your New Year’s Eve celebration and other such occasions.


What you need:

  • Cricut Explore Air or other Cricut machines
  • Glittered cardstock
  • Gold curling ribbon
  • Glue
  • Tape

What to do:

1. Use your Cricut machine to create stars out of the glittered cardstock. Don’t worry if you don’t have a Cricut, you can always go the good old-fashioned way of cutting out the stars with a pair of scissors or a craft knife and ruler. Download and print a star template to make cutting easier. Do different sizes for variety.

2. Glue some of the smaller stars onto bigger ones to get a layered look. Leave the other stars as they are.

3. Tape the gold curling ribbon onto the back of the stars. Make sure to keep the spacing even and to alternate the plain stars with the layered ones.

4. Start from one end of the room and begin to hang your DIY New Year’s Eve decorations against a wall or curtain by sticking nails into it with tape wrapped around them for extra support.



Paper Chain

If you want a DIY New Year’s Eve decoration that’s as easy as it is festive, consider making a paper chain. Like other handmade NYE decorations in this list, you can use the paper chains for other events. Use any vibrant color of paper for your chains to turn your celebration even more festive. For this one, we’ll go with the classic gold theme.

What you need:

  • Gold wrapping paper
  • Cutting mat
  • Cork-back ruler
  • Craft knife
  • Stapler


What to do:

  1. Place the wrapping paper on top of the mat. Cut it into strips measuring 15 inches long and 3/4 inch thick. Use the ruler to guide the craft knife.
  2. Staple a strip in the middle and at the ends to form a figure-8.
  3. Do the same with the second strip then loop it with the first one before stapling the two ends of the second strip together.
  4. Repeat the process by adding the next strip to the last one until you form a chain. Do as many paper chains as you need to fill your place.
  5. Hang the gold chains like garlands or turn them into something similar to a curtain by placing them vertically beside each other


Glitter Bottles

By now, you’ve probably noticed how popular glitter is when it comes to DIY New Year’s Eve decorations. That’s mainly because people love to shine and sparkle as they welcome the new year.

For glitter bottles, you can use different kinds of bottles. This particular homemade decoration by The D.I. Wine Show uses champagne bottles.


What you need:

  • Champagne bottles, Mason jars, or plastic bottles with caps
  • Glitter
  • Mod Podge or any glue
  • Foam paintbrush
  • Garbage bag, old newspaper, or paper towel

What to do:

  1. Clean and wipe dry the bottles. This will avoid uneven surfaces.
  2. Use a foam paintbrush to apply the glue to the bottle.
  3. Place the garbage bag, newspaper, or paper towel on your work surface. This will catch the glitter and lessen the mess.
  4. Pour the glitter over the bottle. Make sure the bottle is completely covered in glitter.


DIY Wishing Tree

New Year’s Day is not all about parties and fireworks. Many consider the new year as an opportunity to reflect on the past and wish for a better future. Thus, New Year’s resolutions are quite common.

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This DIY Wishing Tree by Toucan Box is an easy handmade New Year’s decoration that you and your family can make together. The activity itself is a good bonding moment but, more importantly, you get to know what your family is wishing for.

The decor will also make for a great conversation piece if you’re having guests over. You can ask them to hang their own wishes and reflections on your tree.

What you need:

  • Branches and twigs
  • Empty jam jar or vase
  • Paint and brush (optional)
  • Wishing star template
  • Cardboard or paper
  • String or wool
  • Needle

What to do:

1. Go on a walk outside with the family and collect branches and twigs. Don’t forget to wear extra layers to protect yourself from the cold.

2. Give the branches a quick clean then place them in an empty vase or jar. Arrange them so they’d look like a tree. If you wish, you can paint the branches first to give your DIY New Year’s decoration more life.

3. Use the template to draw or print the star shapes. They should be big enough to write a few words on.

4. Color and decorate the stars if you wish.

5. Cut the stars out and thread each star together with the yarn and needle.

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DIY Glitter Glasses

Glitter champagne bottles are chic and fun DIY New Year’s Eve decorations on their own but you can level things up with glitter glasses. DIY glitter glasses are great homemade New Year’s Eve decorations to make with your family.

What you need:

  • Wine glasses (other glasses and plastic cups will do)
  • Silver and gold glitter
  • Paintbrush
  • Mod Podge Dishwasher Safe Gloss
  • Painter’s tape (optional)

What to do:

  1. Clean and dry your wine glasses or plastic cups.
  2. Apply Mod Podge on the glass using a paintbrush. For young children, you can let them decorate plastic cups instead. Use painter’s tape if you plan on adding designs or if you don’t want other parts of the glass to have glitters.
  3. Pour glitter over the wet glue. Shake it off to remove the excess glitter. Like with the DIY glitter bottles, place something on your work surface to catch the excess glitter.
  4. Let it dry and paint another layer of Modge Podge to seal the glitters, if necessary.
  5. Repeat with the other glasses or cups.


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Whether you’re hosting a New Year’s Eve party or you just want to create some New Year’s Eve decorations to add more life to your home, you’ll definitely spruce things up with fun and creative homemade decorations.

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Aside from the list we’ve come up with, you can stretch your imagination and create more decorations using festive supplies like tissue paper pom-poms, confetti balloons, and even DIY fireworks. Discover more amazing DIY projects you can enjoy with the whole family over at Gentleman Pirate Club.


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