10 Gorgeous New Year's Eve Decorations You Can Make Yourself (PHOTOS)

Liz Alterman | Dec 29, 2014 Home & Garden

2015With New Year's Eve fast approaching, it's time to think about celebrating! Whether you're hosting a party, attending one, or watching the ball drop at home, it's always fun to get in the holiday spirit.

One way to do that: Creating any of these gorgeous, easy decorations for ringing in 2015 in style!

DIY DecorationsCheck them out below, and then tell us: Do you make your own New Year's decorations and, if so, which is your favorite?


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  • Golden Trees for Buffet Table


    Image via Threadbanger/YouTube

    Believe it or not, these stunning golden trees, created by Threadbanger, are made out of chicken wire! To make: Working with heavy duty gloves and a wire cutter, form a cone. Then use golden garlands to adorn these festive trees, and you'll have created fancy buffet table decor in no time. 

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  • Party Hats


    Image via HGTV Handmade/YouTube

    Sparkly party hats, created by HGTV Handmade's Karen Kavett, will really get you in the spirit of New Year's Eve! Scrapbook paper, glitter, and any embellishments you like come together to create this super-cute accessory that's perfect to wear to parties or when you're watching the ball drop at home with the kids. 

  • Glittery Ice Cubes


    Image via A Fab Life/YouTube 

    OK, so you can't put them in your drinks but glittery gold ice cubes, crafted by Mary from A Fab Life, make a festive presentation when they're surrounding your champagne in an ice bucket. Just sprinkle chunky gold glitter flecks into your ice cube tray and fill it with water. As soon as the cubes are frozen, you're ready to jazz up your ice bucket. 

  • Party Poppers


    Image via Mellison/YouTube 

    It wouldn't be New Year's Eve without some confetti, right? Make your own festive party poppers with just a few simple items. This project, involving tissue paper, glitter, glue, and homemade confetti, is fun for revelers of all ages. 

  • Glitter Champagne Bottles


    Image via SimpleDIYs/YouTube

    Fancy up the most inexpensive champagne bottles with a bit of glue and a lot of glitter. Cover the neck of the bottle with tape to ensure that only the bottom of the bottle gets coated. If you're not a fan of gold, silver or any other color looks great too. Just cover these bottles with glue and then roll in glitter. Tip: Either use gloves or prepare to spend part of the new year with glittery hands!

  • Glittery Candle Mason Jars


    Image via ThisIsSmileyandShell/YouTube

    So much of a party's ambiance is created by the right lighting. These festive floating candles in glittery mason jars are so simple to put together but look absolutely mesmerizing. 

  • Golden Lights


    Image via Threadbanger/YouTube

    Set your party room aglow by transforming a simple string of lights into a lovely holiday decoration. Shiny, gold ribbon and golden foil stars, available at craft of party stores, take this otherwise ordinary strand to the next level and really help get the party started.

  • Times Square Countdown Ball


    Image via JDelbarton/Flickr

    You don't need to travel all the way to Times Square to see a ball drop at midnight. Make your own glittery ball with lights, glitter, tinsel, or even baby's breath. Trust us: This will make your countdown a lot more exciting!

  • Happy New Year Banner


    Image via JDelbarton/Flickr

    Creating a Happy New Year banner is a great project to work on with kids. Paper, glue, and yarn or string are basically all you need to put this festive craft together.

  • The Final Countdown


    Image via YouTube

    Round up all your clocks and sync them for a final countdown display. If any have alarms, go ahead and set those for midnight for an exciting way to "ring" in the new year!

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