The end of the year approaches. We’re literally hours away from a whole new decade of exciting achievements, changes, and goals to conquer! And what better way to celebrate than with these simple yet adorable decorative pieces?

All of these were thought out to be easily accessible for whatever suits your needs – they can all be purchased online or in department stores, or you can DIY each and every one to make everything even more special. It’s up to you!

Without further adieu, let’s dive in!

“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wreath

A wreath is always a good choice. Source: Jennifer Perkins
A wreath is always a good choice. Source: Jennifer Perkins

You can create this wreath as easily as any other, the only notable tips to make it more “New Year’s Eve-y is to use white and gold as your colors of choice. Other than that, the sky's the limit here. 

Oh yeah, using any sort of sparkly thing also works wonders for that shiny New Year vibe! Combine it with good lighting (or maybe even a light string if you’re planning on hanging the wreath on the front door) and it will be an incredible sight to anyone coming to visit.

Balloons

It’s not a party without balloons! Source: Studio DIY
It’s not a party without balloons! Source: Studio DIY

Of course your New Year’s Eve party needs balloons – every party needs them! But how to make them special for the occasion? It’s the end of the decade, after all...

First, pick your colors wisely. Some golden or silver always goes well to bring elegance to your decor, but there’s another special touch here: the clock balloons. These DIY pieces are fairly easy to make and will add a really cool visual to your celebration!

Candlesticks

Candles in general are always make for good decoration. Source: The Honeycomb Home
Candles in general are always make for good decoration. Source: The Honeycomb Home

There’s no big secret here, you can even repurpose a lot of your Christmas decoration for New Year’s Eve. If you’ve adapted them with the usual red and green for Christmas, go for something a little more light and reflective for New Year’s.

Or if your candlesticks are good as is, even better! Just focus on getting some nice candles to really bring your table decoration together.

Photo string

Photo strings are nice ways to remember the year by! Source: DIY for Teens
Photo strings are nice ways to remember the year by! Source: DIY for Teens

You’ve probably seen this DIY photo string idea many times now, but here we’re doing something special – a huge decorative photo string of all your best pictures of the year!

In fact, why stop there? It can be the best pictures of the decade!

Imagine 10 years worth of memories on the wall for you to reflect and smile on the good times you’ve had… and the good times to come. Decoration that serves an emotional purpose so effective that neither you nor your family will ever forget.

Confetti

Confetti is a must for New Year’s! Source: Kojo Designs
Confetti is a must for New Year’s! Source: Kojo Designs

First balloons and now confetti – what would a New Year’s Eve party be without some confetti flying around? 

This idea involves making a “confetti bar where everyone can pick up a confetti pop and keep it with them once midnight rings. Making these is pretty simple too, the confetti can be any sort of neatly cut paper in different colors or can be purchased in stores, just like the push pop containers.

Once you’re all set up, just wait for the midnight bell!

Paper lantern

Paper lanterns can be DIY’d! Source: Lantern and Lampion
Paper lanterns can be DIY’d! Source: Lantern and Lampion

There’s a difference between paper lanterns and paper balls, but we’ve decided to go with both for this category.

Paper balls can be purchased in different colors and are super easy to set up. Lightweight, compact, and beautiful to look at, it’s always a nice addition. 

But you can also go for paper lanterns. They can be adapted into your decoration with the use of properly placed LED lights, light strings, or just your home’s natural lighting setup. Regardless, they look incredible with a finished look and make for an awesome project. 

Disco ball

And the ever popular disco ball is here! Source: The Crafted Sparrow
And the ever popular disco ball is here! Source: The Crafted Sparrow

OK, we’ve waited long enough… the disco ball was bound to make an appearance.

But although these can probably be found anywhere for purchase, the one you’re seeing here is special – it’s DIY!

You can make your own disco ball at home with just a handful of crafting materials to make it special to your party. It’s always more fun when we make our own stuff, so if you’re interested, check out this tutorial!

LED candles

Candles are great visual decor. Source: Satuwarna
Candles are great visual decor. Source: Satuwarna

Candles are always beautiful as decoration, but not always practical due to fire hazards and windy areas becoming an issue. Well, tealights (or LED candles) don’t have that problem!

Don’t be shy about using these battery powered flameless candles for your New Year’s Eve decoration project, as they are super cheap, easy to set up, and can be placed virtually anywhere – even outdoors!

Will you make any of these New Year’s Eve decoration ideas? Let us know on Facebook and share your creations!


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