Make New Year’s decorations: DIY garland
If you’re looking for a simple DIY idea between Christmas and New Year’s Eve that you can make with children, homemade garlands are a great option. Your homemade New Year’s Eve decoration garlands also make a great backdrop for unique New Year’s Eve photos.
All you need is:
- Coloured cardboard, with optional glitter and shiny finish
- A piece of string or cord
- Stencils for letters and shapes (optional)
Cut out the letters for your festive garland from the craft cardboard. If you don’t have a steady hand or are crafting with children, print out letters and shapes (e.g. stars or shamrocks) in the appropriate size and use them to pre-draw your lettering on the craft card or cardboard. Then glue your letters to the cord with a small drop of glue.
Alternatively, you can draw the lettering for the New Year’s Eve decoration on plain cardboard and then decorate the finished letters with paint, glitter pens or stickers.
Tip: New Year’s Eve decorations are even more worthwhile if you can enjoy them for longer. If you choose more generic expressions like ‘Happy New Year!’ rather than ‘Happy 2022’, you can reuse the decoration for many years to come.
Make small gifts into New Year’s Eve decorations
If you want to get your guests in the party mood and send them your good wishes for the new year, you can make small gifts that also function as themed table decorations for New Year’s Eve: