Whatever fortune 2017 brought your way, you’re definitely gearing up to party your way into the New Year. Last year’s New Year’s decorations killed it, and they pretty much set the tone for all of your New Year’s parties to come. You don’t mind, because you’ve been browsing ideas for DIY party essentials for NYE and have already set the bar pretty high. Just make sure you don’t miss out on these 16 DIY decorations that will take your New Year’s Eve party to the next level.
1. Cheers Banner: Take your bar up a notch with this banner that you can make in practically no time. Simply cut out cardboard letters and hot glue sequin trim on them. Then, attach your letters to a gilded string for an uber festive sign that you can use for the big night. (via A Beautiful Mess)
2. Confetti Sticks: These confetti sticks are simple to put together and make for the perfect NYE decoration. The best part? They double as chic desk decor after the party’s over. (via Best Friends for Frosting)
3. Geometric Piñatas: Whip up this DIY geometric piñata for your NYE festivities. It’s so easy to make, and even more fun to break apart. Fill with candy, confetti, or whatever you’re feelin’. (via Studio DIY)
4. Confetti Party Poppers: This DIY requires you to eat some sweets before you get your crafting on. Not a bad idea, right? Rinse out push pop containers, cover them in sparkly crafting paper, and fill with confetti. (via One Good Thing)
5. Clock Balloons: For this DIY, pick up a few white mylar balloons at the party store. Use stickers for the clock’s numbers and make its hands out of gold paper. Then get ready for the countdown! (via Studio DIY)
6. Confetti Cones: Adding these confetti cones to your space is the easiest NYE DIY ever. All you do is roll paper into a cone shape, tape it at the bottom and fill with confetti. BOOM. (via Brit + Co)
7. DIY Gold Mylar Swizzle Sticks: Gold mylar-topped swizzle sticks are easy to make and a fun accessory for any cocktail you might want to mix up. Go the extra mile and make a few more to top your cupcakes. (via Brit + Co)
8. Gold Photo Booth: Is it even a party without a photo booth these days? Make yours NYE-ready by snagging a gold fringe backdrop and spray painting a few props. (via Brit + Co)
9. Balloon Drop: Amp up your party with a big balloon drop. Blow up a bunch of balloons, gather them on a large sheet, and tape it to your ceiling fan. At midnight, let them down and cheers to the new year. (via One Good Thing)
10. Confetti Poppers: This DIY consists of some pretty odd supplies (um… a toilet paper roll and fishing line), but they turn out totally festive and adorable. Hang them from your ceiling and let the confetti explode when the clock strikes midnight. (via Ruffled Blog)
11. DIY Gold-Dipped Light Bulb Chandelier: Transform old light bulbs into a chic, vintage-inspired mobile using gold spray paint. You can even turn it into a chandelier by adding a pendant light bulb in the middle! (via Brit + Co)
12. Champagne Glass Tags: The clock is ticking to midnight, so remind your guests of that with these glass tags. It’s a free printable, so it takes minimal effort on your end. You’re welcome. (via Evermine)
13. DIY Pipe Cleaner Party Crowns: As far as pipe cleaner headbands go, this star-topped one is pretty darn classy. It’s the perfect hair accessory for jazzing up a posh all-black outfit.
14. DIY Confetti-Dipped Balloons: Sure, clear balloons filled with confetti are gorgeous. But if you’re looking to add the sparkly detail to colored balloons, simply put the confetti on the outside! (via Studio DIY)
15. DIY Flapper-Inspired Crown: Turn your NYE party into a swinging shindig with a ’20s-inspired crown. Made of gold mylar rosettes and an elastic headband, this pretty little accessory will add the perfect accent to your outfit. (via Brit + Co)
16. DIY Gold Confetti Popcorn Boxes: Brighten up your celebration with gilded popcorn boxes. Bonus: They’ll totally work post-party as pen or desk storage. (via Nicest Things)
What’s your favorite New Year’s Eve DIY? Tweet it to us @BritandCo!
(Additional reporting by Grace Lee)