DIY sparkling, elegant New Year’s Eve décor (it’s easy!)

Here’s a way to dress up New Year’s Eve, even if the holidays stretched your budget (and your time and energy) to the max! Mix up paint, cones of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam, and a little sparkle and you’ll have yourself elegant, DIY New Year’s Eve decorations. Pair these Sparkling, Color Dipped Cones with the New Year’s Eve Confetti Wreath, and you are ready to ring in 2018!

DIY New Year's Eve decorations

Elegant – and easy New Year’s Eve decorations.

DIY New Year's Eve decor

Pair the festive cones with the New Year’s Eve Confetti Wreath and you’re ready for the party.

To make Sparkling, New Year’s Eve Decor, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 8” and 10” cones, or other sizes of your choice
  • Acrylic craft paint in gold and black (I used DecoArt Elegant Finish in Splendid Gold and DecoArt Metallic Black)
  • Glitter, fine gold and square gold
  • Floral picks (for toppers)
  • Tools needed: Scissors; paintbrush; painter’s tape (I used Frog Tape)

To make Sparkling, New Year’s Eve Decor:

1. Mask off cones with painter’s tape. I applied the tape diagonally on two cones, and horizontally around one cone.

DIY easy, New Year's Eve decorations

Mask off your cones, and paint with the gold metallic paint first. Sprinkle with glitter while the paint is still wet. When the paint is dry, carefully remove the tape and paint the other half.

2. Paint the gold portion first, and while wet, sprinkle with gold glitter. Let dry and carefully remove the painter’s tape.

3. Paint the other half of each cone in black. While paint is wet, sprinkle with square glitter. Let dry.

4. Trim floral picks, leaving a 1” – 2” stem. Insert and glue the stems in the tops of each cone.

DIY New Year's Eve decorations

Don’t forget to sprinkle on the glitter while the paint is still wet!

Easy, DIY New Year's Eve decor

The elegant, black and gold color scheme is perfect for New Year’s Eve.

I’m signing off for now, so I can catch up around here and get ready for the holidays! I wish you all a wonderful holiday to remember, and may your New Year’s Eve sparkle! Do you have any special plans?

Happy crafting, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!


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15 Responses to DIY sparkling, elegant New Year’s Eve décor (it’s easy!)

  1. Katiria says:

    Can’t believe another year has gone by! Wishing you all the best…Here’s to a whole new year of crafts, coffee and comments 🙂 Happy New Year to everyone 🙂

    • Sharon says:

      🙂 They whiz by, don’t they? I wish you a happy year, too, and back at you re: crafts, coffee & comments! Merry Christmas to you and yours, Katiria! Thank you so much! Sharon

  2. CraftyB says:

    What fun, might be perfect for the small New Year’s Eve gathering we will be hosting!!

  3. Sparkling! I adore sparkling in the holiday decorations. New Years will be here before we even blink. It’s time to think ahead to make plans for decoration for the New Years. Thank you for this super idea, Sharon!

    • Sharon says:

      You are so sweet and sparkling yourself, Angie! It’s hard to believe that it’s almost Christmas and 2018! Why not bring in the New Year in sparkling style? Happy crafting and happy New Year, Angie! Sharon

  4. marilyn5865 says:

    Absolutely awesome happy New Year!

  5. Erin says:

    😀 these are a great addition to your mantle. Your mantle is ready for a rockin’ New Year’s Eve. 🙂

  6. annehaun says:

    Greait ideas that say “Happy New Year” and “Happy New Year” to you and your family.

  7. These trees are right up my alley! Black and gold is such a stunning color combination! TFS!

    • Sharon says:

      A little sparkle really lights up a New Year’s Eve celebration! I wish you and your family (especially Jenna!) a very merry Christmas! Here’s to a happy New Year, too! Thanks so much for your sweet comments, Barb! Sharon

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