ispydiy.com/blog · Dec 29, 2014

HOLIDAY DIY | New Years Eve Party!

It’s just a couple days before we ring in the New Year, and if you are throwing a party, some DIY projects are a must! I have been working on a few ideas to amp up your event, including my newest obsession: Confetti balloons! They are fun to make, and even more fun to pop and bask in the confetti magic as the clock strikes midnight (my trick to get the confetti to stick all over is an ice cube inside the balloon). My other all time favorite thing are photobooths, they are the absolute best way to make memories. Create a festive backdrop and some props (emojis, duh!) so your guest can get into character for their end of the year photo. More ideas, and the steps to make each after the break. And stay tuned on @ispydiy Instagram for some exciting news and details on tuning in to see these projects live on TV! Woot! Happy 2015!

Confetti Balloons

What you need:
Clear balloons
Tinsel Fringe
Helium tank
Funnel (optional)

What to do:
Cut up the tinsel to create confetti.
Use funnel (or hold the balloon open and have a friend help) to fill balloon with confetti
Tip: Add a small ice cube in the balloon, and squish around to get confetti wet, so it sticks to the sides.
Blow up with helium. Done!

Chevron Fringe Backdrop

What you need:
Foil Fringe 8ftx3ft – 2Pink, 2Silver, 2Gold
Duct tape

What to do:
Hang fringe by taping to the wall, layer the three colors starting with the gold, then silver, then pink on the top.
Trim each layer diagonally coming to a point in the center to create a chevron pattern. Done!

Emoji Photo Props

What you need:
Stiffened felt – Black and White
Glitter Paper
Fabri-tac Glue
Wood dowels

What to do:
Cut shapes shapes out of glitter paper and felt
Glue glitter paper to felt. Let dry.
Glue the wooden dowel to the back of each prop.

Mason Jar Tea Light Holder

What you need:
Mason Jars
Glitter spray paint
Tea lights -flameless version

What to do: Spray the bottom of your jar with silver and gold glitter. Let dry. Wrap the the twine around 3 times and tie in the back. Tuck another peice of twine under the wrapped twine and tie a knot. Repeat on the opposite side to create handle to hang jar Add a tea light. Done! Happy New Year!!!
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