This is the first time I’ve featured DIY New Year’s Eve decorations on the blog, and this glitzy wreath suits the occasion! I found these mini, mirrored balls at Hobby Lobby several years ago and they reminded me of the mirrored ball that drops in Times Square on New Year’s Eve. They are the perfect accent for this sparkling, New Year’s Eve Confetti Wreath! I just wish I’d used a bigger wreath, as New Year’s Eve is all about the sparkle and the spectacle!
To make a New Year’s Eve Confetti Wreath, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” wreath, or other size of your choice (a larger wreath would be even more celebratory!)
- Acrylic craft paint in metallic gold (I used DecoArt Elegant Finish in Splendid Gold and I loved it!)
- Confetti, I used a combination of tissue paper and sequin confetti
- Mirrored balls (from a floral pic)
- Glitter in gold
- Curling ribbon in gold
- Chenille stem
- Mod Podge
- Low-temp glue gun
- Tools needed: Scissors; paintbrush; pearl head pins
To make a New Year’s Eve Confetti Wreath:
1. Twist together ends of a 4” chenille stem. Insert and glue in the back of the wreath for a hanger.
2. Paint wreath gold and while wet, sprinkle glitter on the outside and inside edges of the wreath. Let dry.
3. Brush Mod Podge on the face of the wreath, and sprinkle with confetti. Pat confetti in place. Add more confetti where needed to fill in any gaps. Sprinkle with glitter. Let dry.
4. Tie one end of an 18” length of curling ribbon around a pearl head pin. Insert and glue the pin in a mirrored ball. Repeat for the other two balls.
5. Determine how you’d like the mirrored balls to hang in the center of the wreath. Tie the other end of the ribbon around a pearl head pin, adjusting so the mirrored ball hangs at the right height. Insert and glue the pin into the inside of the wreath. Repeat, hanging the other two mirrored balls in the center of the wreath. Trim away excess ribbon.
6. Curl additional lengths of ribbon, and pin and glue to the middle of the wreath.
The party’s not over yet . . . I’ll have a few more DIY decorations for New Year’s Eve later this week. Are you already making plans for New Year’s Eve, or are you just trying to get through Christmas first?