Sunday, December 31, 2017

New Years Eve Decorations

Hello again and Happy Sunday.
It's New Years Eve tonight (Yay) and that is a special occasion around my house. My hubby and two boys are more excited for this evening than for their Birthday or even for Christmas. So naturally we make a big deal out of it - even if we're only 4 or 5 people around to celebrate it.
Every year I make decorations for New Years Eve and some is kept for next year and some don't survive (yes it gets pretty wild around here)
This year I set my eyes on the new Candles in Three Sizes for LED Tea Lights from an upcoming kit from SVG Attic. Watch for it in a set next summer for early Christmas crafting. You can also find the Candles in the Snapdragon Snippets store or in the Silhouette Design Store.

These are very easy to make and I made all three in a jiffy. I decided that since they are meant as decor for New Years Eve, I not only wanted them to be candles but to look like small crackers/fireworks as well.  The little "fuse" or paper flame is included with the candles and is simply assembled by rolling it on a pencil or something similar and gluing the tube together. Then curl the long strips. I just put it over the LED flame but you can also glue it inside the candle hole.
I made the candles in AC Cardstock in Black and decorated them with AC POW glitter paper with a chevron pattern in silver.
And what is New Years Eve without  Champagne or Champagne glasses?
So I made two 3D Champagne Glasses from the JGW New Years Celebration kit

I didn't use acetate on mine or decorated them with gems or stones but kept them in the same color scheme as the rest of my decorations: Black, White and Silver. I don't plan for using them for candy but I might use them as candle holders - a LED Tea Light fits perfectly in them.
I used AC Cardstock in White for the glasses and decorated them with AC POW glitter paper in Silver and Black. On the top of the glasses I put some glitter washi tape from my stash.
I must say that these were also very easy to make. The trick is to use a pencil or wooden dowel inside the stem as it helps to hold the top onto the stem and makes it more sturdy.
Well that was what I had to show you today. I wish a Happy New Year to all of you and hope to see you a lot more in 2018


  1. This is a wonderful ensemble. Love your creative vision and ability to see designs as companion pieces, and then coordinate your color schemes and paper choices so masterfully! Delightful to see! Love it.

    1. Thank you so much Jodi - I'm thrilled that you like it <3

  2. What a lovely collection of NYE decorations! I hope your family has a wonderful time! See you in 2018 :)

    1. Thanks Beth and a Happy New Year to you and yours too. See ya on the other side <3