Material of the Week: Champagne Flutes! New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, and before you know it, it’ll be time to celebrate! With the material of the week—glass champagne flutes—you can create beautiful customized champagne glasses to bring in the New Year in (your!) style. Get the plain, customizable champagne glasses here, and raise your glass to 2018!
This year for New Years I wanted to make my resolutions center stage. I thought it would be really fun for everyone to toast their resolutions in glasses that say what their resolutions are.
Step 1: Gather your materials
I will show you how to make your own New Year's Eve ball and I have 2 options for you. You can make these to lower down or just hang as a decoration. The great thing is you can use them for more than just New Year's if you like. You can see more of my crazy creations here
I don't know about you, but I don't have a lot of space in my apartment to store my holiday decorations. This year, I decided to make a wreath for Christmas that also doubles as a festive NYE wreath. Here's how I did it!
I want to greet guests immediately, so I am creating a New Year's Eve wreath that can stay up through January. I love black and white and silver and gold for New Year's but I wanted a pop of color this year and went with pink. No mistaking this front door decor for leftover Christmas!
I began with one of my
It's that time of year again - time to come up with a new (or same old) New Year's Resolution. The question is, will this be the year I actually achieve these unattainable goals I set for myself year in and out? To be honest I don't think I've even tried making a New Year's Resolution since High School because I got tired of setting myself up for inevitable failure. But I combined a few how-tos and ideas I saw on Hometalk and I think this year I finally have a good, concrete (well, chalk really) plan for how to maintain the resolution throughout the year.
I read this post on Forbes by Dan Diamond that if you stick to really simple, practical goals and you keep them in the forefront of your life, then you'll be more likely to keep them up. (It's a great post - check it out: http://www.forbes.com/sites/dandiamond/2013/01/01/just-8-of-people-achieve-their-new-years-resolutions-heres-how-they-did-it/2/) In the past, I've announced my resolutions or written them down, but there was really no accountability, especially since the paper they were written on was probably crumbled in the trash by February. There a few key pieces to the puzzle:
1. KEEP IT SIMPLE - Don't take on too many things. If it's overwhelming or too much to process, it'll be easier to forget about it....
It`s New Year`s Eve in a two days!!! A lot of you will probably spending a quiet evening at home, but many of you may be planning party for family or friends. And you want it to be great, right?!
Have a themed party
Themes are fun and adds instant mood for the party! You can chose from variety of themes, like masquerade, 70`s theme, dressing in one specific color (white, gold, silver...)etc....
You may love it when your house is decked out in its holiday finest - at least, you love it until Dec. 26! But now it’s time to think about how to change your home décor to celebrate the arrival of the New Year and beyond!
Instead of breaking the bank, there are several simple ways you can reinvent and repurpose the décor you already have by making some easy changes.
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a blast inviting in the new year, whether that meant being snuggled up at home in your PJs or partying out with friends! I enjoyed snacking, dancing (with a four year old dance buddy), and gabbing with my friends for a few hours on New Years Eve.
To really set the tone of the new year I wanted to do a little craft for my wonderful co-workers that I love dearly. Our office has such a happy, vivacious vibe and a lot of people gave everyone small gifts around Christmas. I wasn’t able to make that happen but I thought that it could be fun and would start the new year off right by doing a little giving myself.
Here is my journey of how I made these adorable disco ball gifts!
I give you a four ways to dress up a plastic glasses and make drinking champagne even more fabulous!
Planning a party or a wedding, you should definitely try this dress up glassware.
These project is quick and easy and this dress up glasses will give your party some extra sparkle. Pretty and perfect for any occasion....
Sparkling hanging garland created from mirrored card stock can be the hit of your New Year's Eve party and makes a great photo backdrop!
Using a 2" and a 3" hole puncher, cut holes from glittered and mirrored card stock. Stretch out as many lengths of string as you need attaching them to a wrapping paper roll wrapped in glittered paper at the top. For this project I used 4 lengths of 7' string.
Alternating different sizes and colors of card stock, use hot glue or a glue stick on either side of the string to attach circles all the way down the string. ...
I made these Chandelier Place Mats awhile ago, but I think they would be cute to use for New Year's Eve! These were really easy to make. The Printable is available on my blog. http://graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/2009/12/craft-project-chandelier-place-mats-diy.html
Cheers in the New Year with a decked out holiday party just perfect for your apartment or home. There aren’t any hardcore rules when it comes to New Year’s décor besides making sure the bubbly is iced and mouths are happy, and we are confident you have that covered. And we have you covered with our very own DIY Disposable Tablescape and Backdrop.
2016 was a year were all hell broke loose. in the spring found out that the electrical counter were switched since the reconstruction of the semi detached dwelling I live in. So since my neighbor did not pay his electric bill, my electricity was cut and I had been paying his consumption and he was paying "when he felt like it I guess" mine. It took about a month for the Hydro Québec to correct the bills. Next my washer went bezerk and I had to get a new washer and dryer. Now September came along and for a birthday present my lovely Kia Sedona Van died, and I had to sent it to the scarp yard. But before I kept a few item that I could keep like my carpets and I also took the steering wheel cover. And this is what I will make in to my Good Luck Wreath FOR 2017
Tis the season for holiday house parties and you sure don't want to go empty handed. Why not create something for the hostess you can make and feel good about giving? Here are two cute ways to decorate wine bottles for gift giving.
I had some extra mini disco ball ornaments that I'd purchased to top some of my presents (they looked really cute that way, by the way). I knew the extra ones would be great to incorporate into New Year's Eve somehow. This is what I came up with.
Happy 2014! This time of year is usually reserved for fresh starts and goal setting. This year my one word is INTENTIONAL. I can't wait to decorate some rooms in my home this year with this word in mind!
Today I’m sharing some great New Years décor ideas with you. Some of you may be hosting a little New Years gathering at your house and I found some fun and easy (and of course low budget) ideas for you. What's that great saying? Let's not reinvent the wheel. Here are some great ideas from some other favorites and all found on Pinterest with their websites for you below the pictures too. Do you want to see some more New Years inspiration? Come on over to the blog and I put together a whole New Years Board on Pinterest so come and follow along or pin what you like – http://www.pinterest.com/Meandlexi13/new-years/. Whatever you do this New Years eve, whether it’s staying in and getting cozy or going out to celebrate, I hope it’s magical for you. Thank you for stopping by and have a great day, Lisa.
There’s nothing better than a themed New Year’s party – especially when you can DIY everything… on the cheap! I’ve included a few projects in this post, so you can pick and choose which project will fit your party – or do them all!
When asked what is my New Year’s resolution I always cringe because I actually dislike the whole Idea, but one has to start somewhere why not the first of the year…initially I had already decided that eating better-not so much about losing weight or dieting, but eating healthy. My resolution is to eat no unnatural sugars, less saturated fat, trans fat, free sugars and salt, Eat more vegetables and fruit. I’ve discovered that more than fifty percent (50%) of adults and around more than children (ages 4 to 8 years old) do not consume five (5) servings of vegetables, and fruit each day. This resolution will force me to fill half of my plate with vegetables, and fruit at all meals and snacks. My next resolution is to exercise more-I already run several miles a day, lift weights, and I always have told myself every little bit counts. Any amount of movement. This is not a try to get fit for 2018, but to eat better exercise, because I have discovered that the more that I exercise and eat right leaving out sugars, there’s such a big difference in my mental capacity along with not feeling stuffed when I put on that favorite garment. Just so that I can feel better.