Happy New Year Sign & Countdown Garland

13 Materials
$15
1 Day
Easy

New Year's Eve is coming and I wanted to create a little decor and something fun to do with my family. With a new light up canvas art piece, some stars, and beaded garland... I have created a night of activities.


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happy new year sign countdown garland

I started with by painting my canvas with some Folk Art Chalkboard Paint and let that dry completely.

happy new year sign countdown garland

Next I placed my Folk Art Holiday Stencil onto the canvas and secured it with some painters tape. I used some Home Decor White Chalk Paint and pounced my stencil brush onto the stencil. I carefully removed the stencil and let that dry.

happy new year sign countdown garland

I used some Mod Podge and placed some confetti onto the canvas.

happy new year sign countdown garland

I coated the whole canvas with Sparkle Mod Podge and let that dry completely.

happy new year sign countdown garland

I hot glued on some silver garland around the canvas.

happy new year sign countdown garland

I bought some LED lights from Walmart and placed them onto the canvas approximately where I wanted the lights to go. I then used my punch to make holes where I wanted the lights to shine through.

happy new year sign countdown garland

I flipped the piece over and started hot gluing the lights into place so that the lights would be in the holes.

happy new year sign countdown garland

I used a piece of gaffers tape to hold the battery pack in place on the back of the piece. This will allow me to turn the piece on and off as well as replace the batteries in the pack.

happy new year sign countdown garland

I am super thrilled with how it turned out!


Now onto the family fun activities...

happy new year sign countdown garland

I bought silver and gold stars from Dollar Tree and stenciled numbers onto each star. The numbers represent the time of the evening... 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, 11pm, "Happy New Year" = Midnight.

happy new year sign countdown garland

I hung up star lights I found at Target in the dollar section, and a strand of silver beaded garland. I secured them into place using painters tape.

happy new year sign countdown garland

I then clipped on each star onto the garland with a colorful clothespin.

happy new year sign countdown garland

As it reaches 8pm, we'll pull the star down and see what is written on the back side of the star. I wrote down activities on a post it note and that way they can be changed year to year.


8pm = Board Games

9pm = Video Games

10pm = Movie

11pm = our movie will still be going so no new activity here, just pull it down.

Midnight - we toast, give cheers, share our resolutions, etc.

happy new year sign countdown garland

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