Tuesday, December 27, 2011

New Years Eve Decorations

I thought it might be fun, to share a few of the goodies I've been crafting lately.

With Christmas just past, I don't usually create any special decorations for the New Year. This year however, after finding a few cute ideas on Pinterest, I decided to create just a few new pretties.

This glittered skyline was created from foamboard and TONS of copper glitter. My inspiration came from this blog post. I fell in love with the concept, but decided to do the Minneapolis skyline instead as it's a bit closer to home.

The white sprays are balloon-weights from the dollar store, the fabric is a remnant from my stash, and the stars were punched from a single sheet of glittered scrapbook paper.

I also thought it would be fun to include a few clocks in our New Years Eve display, and created this tiny vignette for the top of my antique sewing machine.

The three pocket watches are my husband's. Both of his grandfathers worked for the railroad, and two of the watches were theirs. The third was a gift to my husband from me, before we were married.

The tiny mantle clock was a thrifted find, and the numbers were hand-cut from glittered cardstock.

And for one more small display, I thought that our large lantern would make a pretty centerpiece for the table.

The clock face was printed and fixed to a CD. The skating couple is a vintage greeting card that's been printed out & glittered, and I made the hat from a photocopy of vintage sheet music, and some vintage trims from my grandmother's stash.

The pinecones are from my mothers yard, and have been dusted with gold paint to add just a bit of shimmer.

It's amazing, what just a few simple supplies and a little bit of time can do to brighten a house up! I challenged myself this time to stay within a $20 budget and managed to come in JUST under that budget! As we enter the new year, I look forward to sharing many more fun decorations!