The classic New Year’s Eve aesthetic is “more is more” — and that’s a design philosophy we can get behind! The holiday is all about glitter and glam, festivity and fun … and that’s even if you’re just watching the ball drop on the sofa. These craft project will help you DIY a cheerful party vibe because saying goodbye to 2020 in style is what we all need right now.
Dress up your outfit with sparkly headbands or confetti-filled earrings. Or, build a balloon-filled photo backdrop and snap Insta-worthy pics with your homemade noisemakers and party poppers. Whatever your fancy, these New Year’s crafts ideas will help take your night to the next level.
Countdown to Midnight Photo Backdrop
This eye-catching photo backdrop looks elaborate, but it comes together with only simple supplies: a recycled cardboard box, gold spray paint and black card stock. Add some latex balloons to the scene for even more festive fun.
New Year’s Eve Noisemakers
Curly ribbon, jingle bells and craft sticks become festive New Year’s Eve noisemakers in this simple DIY project. Try it in black and metallics for a classic look, or customize with any palette that matches your holiday vibe.
New Year’s Eve Drink Sparklers
These festive drink accessories couldn’t be easier (or cheaper) to make: affix gold pompoms to the top of wood skewers … and voila!
New Year’s Eve Countdown Tag
Use plywood, paint and vinyl tape to make this bold, graphic New Year’s Eve countdown sign. It involves some effort, but there’s no date on the sign — so you can use it as fun holiday decor year after year.
Nothing says New Year’s Eve like confetti, and it’s the colorful motif for these DIY trays. Use Mod Podge and a foam brush to apply the colorful dots to a white ceramic tray or plate of your choice.
Holographic Balloon Backdrop
No matter how small your New Year’s Eve gathering might be, make it a wildly festive (and Instagram-worthy) affair with this splashy DIY photo backdrop. Collect abundant holographic balloons, and attach them to a wall using Command hooks. Toss in props like a disco ball and tassels for extra pizzazz.