Category Archives: holiday crafts: New Year’s Eve (recycled stuff)

Flashy New Year’s Eve Photo Backdrop Made Of CDs

Photo backdrop made of CD's

String salvaged CD’s together to make a flashy backdrop for your New Year’s Eve pictures. They would be equally cool for a music themed party.

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I cut the numbers (2013) out of salvaged aluminum pie pans.

I’m going to set up a camera for guests to take pictures of themselves on New Year’s Eve.

Let the fun begin!

 

Clock Collection: A New Years Eve Party Display

Happy New Year!

I thought I’d share my small collection of eclectic clocks. I love vintage clocks. I add a few every year. Many don’t work but I don’t need them to. I put them out to signify the passing of time while celebrating the coming New Year. Start your own collection of second hand clocks.

Clock collection

Sometimes people give me their unwanted clocks. I collect clocks that do not have a digital display.

This is the year I decided to start collecting vintage clocks. January of 2008 was also when I started this blog. This was a New Years Eve bar display. On the left is a vintage blender light- perfect for a bar.

MYO Outrageous Party Hats: Lampshade or Purely Outrageous

These party hats are so much fun!

Just leave one of these hats out and who can resist trying it on. Make sure you have a mirror nearby. You’ll see, the quietest person in the group will be wearing it by evenings end.

Great for New Year’s Eve parties!

Lampshade Party Hats

How to:
Pick up a second hand lampshade from a thrift store or yard sale. Next, embellish is with leftover notions, pompoms, whatever, even monopoly money. The tackier the better! I used an extra large second hand lampshade and hot glued on this icicle fringe that I had leftover from a child’s costume I made.

Purely Outrageous Party Hat

How to:

Find a hat to be the base. Don’t go out and buy a hat, just dig through your closet or ask a friend; whatever. Next, gather all sorts of junk. Cheesy stuff like plastic bugs… Anyone with kids could give you handfuls of “junk” to adorn your hat. Anything goes. My inspiration for this hat was from the popular children’s book “Go Dog Go”. At the end of the book, a dog is wearing a wild party hat. I like that hat!

Take pictures
Take pictures later on in the evening when everyone is having fun.

New Year’s Eve Party Décor

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These numbers were cut out of previously used pie tins. I think they are made of aluminum actually. The silver numbers add a little sparkle to your buffet table or jazz-up your bar. HOW-2: Find a font you like on your word processor and print out the numbers in the size best suited for your display. Then place the printout on the tin and trace; pushing down so you leave an impression in the tin. Then grab a pair of scissors and cut out. Alternatively, I decided to draw the numbers on free hand. Be as creative as you like. I mounted the numbers on salvaged chopsticks using a glue-gun and displayed them in an arrangement of vases.