Monday, December 30, 2013

diy ~ New Years Celebrating

Another year almost over... and a new one to begin. 

Could it really be true that the older you get, the quicker time goes by? Still not sure about that one... although it is hard to come to grips with the fact that we are at the point of wishing others a " Happy New Year".

Since it is and we are... we might as well have some fun in the process right?! The fun is not only in the celebrating, but first and foremost in the preparation prior to the celebration.

We put our thinking caps on and came up with these ideas for DIY New Years Celebrating.

We are keeping the celebration simple with our diy elements that are simple for anyone to put together.

We are starting our celebration prep with a bottle of bubbly.
In our minds, New Years celebrating is silver and gold and sparkly. So of course the free New Years printables done by Desiree of The 36th Ave. were a perfect find.

Adding a little gold glitter to the printable made the sparkle even more sparkly!

Cross off champagne bottle on the list and move on to champagne flutes and personalized drink markers.

While shopping at Target we found these gold champagne flutes. Perfect!!! Four of them for $4.00.

Looks like there is champagne in the glasses already. No need to mess with these to make them look festive other than a little gold heart on the stem.

To make the personalized drink marker we used:

Lollipop sticks
Silver tree garland
Silver cardboard letters from Target dollar section
Double sided tape

Begin by taping the letters of each guests first name onto a lollipop stick.
Snip off a little piece of silver garland and tape it to the back of the letters.

The symbol of the heart... just seemed a natural to go with the celebration theme...adding gold glitter...well, it goes without saying!

To make gold heart stem charms we used:

Wood hearts from craft store. You could use paper hearts instead
Mod Podge
Paint brush
Gold glitter
Gold metallic bakers twine

Begin by painting on the Mod Podge to just one side of the heart and sprinkle liberally, gold glitter. 
Shake off excess and refill back into your bottle.
Allow to dry. When dry attach heart to stem of champagne flute with twine.

Looking pretty festive now!

Some gold wrapped sweets add a nice touch too.

As much as possible... have fun in the process of creating. Use what you have as much as possible and have a great time celebrating!

No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father's side, has made him known.
John 1:18

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