Spend the afternoon with the kids (and adults) making sparkling New Year’s Eve party decorations and memories. Create festive Recycled New Year Noisemakers with repurposed Christmas decorations. Plastic ornaments, curling ribbon, and jingle bells take center stage with a dazzling update courtesy of DecoArt® Galaxy Glitter™ acrylic glitter paint.
New Year's Eve Noisemakers made from Recycled Christmas Decor
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Here's what you need to make Noisemakers from Recycled Christmas Decorations:
- DecoArt® Galaxy Glitter™ 2 oz. Silver Moon
- DecoArt® Galaxy Glitter™ 2 oz. Champagne Stardust
- DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic 2 oz. Lamp Black
- Plastic Christmas Ornaments, Clear
- Wooden Craft Sticks, Jumbo
- Beads, Silver
- Jingle Bells, Various Sizes
- Curing Ribbon, Silver and Gold
- Grosgrain Ribbon, Black
Here's how to create Upcycled New Year's Eve Noisemakers:
To begin the Recycled New Year Noisemakers, remove the metal cap from the clear plastic ornament and fill it halfway with silver beads. Replace metal cap. Paint the outside of the ornament with DecoArt® Galaxy Glitter™ Champagne Stardust using a flat paintbrush. Set aside to dry and apply a second coat. Once dry, flip the ornament over and apply two coats, letting them dry in between.
Tie black grosgrain ribbon into a large bow. Measure and cut 24” of silver and gold curling ribbon, feed through the back of the bow and then thread on the ornament. Tie curling ribbon in a knot, securing the ornament onto the large black bow. Curl ribbon by pulling across the blade of an open pair of scissors and your thumb. Cut notches from ends of black ribbon to finish.
Basecoat the front, back, and sides of a jumbo craft stick with DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Lamp Black. I love Americana Acrylics for their one-coat coverage on most surfaces. Apply two coats of DecoArt® Galaxy Glitter™ Silver Moon to the front and back of the craft stick and let them dry completely.
Measure and cut three 24” lengths of silver and gold curling ribbon. Tie a variety of jingle bells onto the craft stick, securing with knots. Curl the ribbon ends with scissors.
Basecoat a paper party horn with DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Lamp Black. My paper party horn was leftover from a birthday party. Apply two coats of DecoArt® Galaxy Glitter™ Silver Moon to the paper party horn and let them dry completely in between coats.
Measure and cut 24” of silver and gold curling ribbon. Thread one or two jingle bells onto each ribbon and tie them around the base of the party horn. To finish the Recycled New Year Noisemakers, secure with a knot and curl the ribbon ends with scissors.
Quick and Easy Recycled New Year Noisemakers
DecoArt® Galaxy Glitter™ is a brush-on glitter acrylic that adds out-of-this-world shimmer and shine to all your projects. Each color is loaded with astronomical amounts of glitter and a higher concentration of glitter flakes in a variety of colors and sizes giving a stellar sparkle to all your craft projects, especially my Recycled New Year's Eve Noisemakers!
The history behind holidays and traditions is always of interest to me. Why do we make noise at midnight? Check out this fun article, How 10 New Year's Eve Traditions Got Started, which outlines all the magical customs. I love the sparkle and shine Galaxy Glitter™ paint adds to simple craft supplies to create glammed-up Recycled New Year Noisemakers to add to your New Year’s Eve party decorations.
Do you prefer your New Year's Eve to be bright and colorful or sparkling and glamourous? Either way, I have you covered with fun projects here on the blog. Create Upcycled Champagne Cork Snowmen a New Year's Day DIY. Bright and Colorful DIY Noisemakers and DIY Party Hats with a Free Printable are perfect for New Year's Eve with the kiddos!
Too busy to make these Recycled New Year Noisemakers right now? Pin it for later! I'd love for you to pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and then it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.
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