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Easy DIY New Year’s Decorations

Easy DIY New Year’s Decorations

It’s always a little bit nostalgic to see a year come to a close. Every year, once the holidays are over, you start to reflect on what you did, what you wish you did, and who you met. You also start to think ahead to what you hope to accomplish in the year to come.

During these last few days of December, there is still room for celebration. Although one year is over, it’s time to ring in the New Year with glitz, glamour, and festivity. Will you be hosting a New Year’s Eve party?

If you’re playing host to this year’s New Year’s Eve celebrations, we want you to have a house you love. Say hello to the new year with these fun, easy-to-make DIY New Year’s decorations you can use for years to come!

Chalkboard Party Hats

What would a New Years celebration be without party hats? These DIY chalkboard party hats allow you to reuse these every New Years! How awesome is that? Decorate them yourself, or make them and let your friends decorate them when they arrive.

Chalkboard Party Hats by My Sister's Suitcase

Chalkboard Party Hats by My Sister’s Suitcase

Helium Balloons and Pictures

Are you ringing in the New Year with some of your closest friends? Show off your favorite memories by hanging pictures from helium balloons. They’ll spark conversation and be the perfect way to reminisce with your best friends on all the fun you had in the past year. What better way to set the tone for another great year with the people you love?

Picture Balloons by Carla Aston Designed

Picture Balloons by Carla Aston Designed

Sequin Photo Booth

Photo booths are still super popular at parties. It’s a good way to get pictures of people having a great time with a beautiful backdrop. You simply use a large hole punch to make circle cuts out of metallic gift wrapping paper! If you’re not a fan of pictures, this would also look great behind your drink table!

Sequin Photo Booth by Oh Happy Day

Sequin Photo Booth by Oh Happy Day

Ball Drop Cake Pops

Add some sweetness to your celebration with these ball drop inspired cake pops! Just make cake pops like you normally would and then douse them with edible glitter! Yes, edible glitter does exist! If you can’t find it at your local grocery store, try looking in the bakery aisle of your local craft store. Creating these little treats is sure to get people talking!

Shiny Silver Cake Pops by Sweet Lauren Cakes

Shiny Silver Cake Pops by Sweet Lauren Cakes

Confetti Balloons

If you don’t mind a little mess for the sake of looking totally awesome, create some confetti balloons! Pop these bad boys when the clock hits midnight and watch the confetti fly! It will be as if you and your friends were in Times Square!

Confetti Balloons from Brit + Co

Confetti Balloons from Brit + Co

What other DIY New Year’s decorations will you be making this year? Share your tips with us in the comments below!

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*This post was updated from 2014 to give you a better reading experience and better tips on celebrating the New Year!

About Kimberly Crossland

Kimberly Crossland is a guest writer for Bestlaminate's Blog and founder of the She has an unnatural obsession with the power of words, which is really cool because she can speak two languages: English and Danish. Her other job titles include wife and dog-walker.

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