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Light Up New Year Sign and Countdown Banner Game

Light Up New Year Sign and Countdown Banner Game
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New Year’s Eve is coming and I wanted to create a little decor and something fun to do with my family.  I decided to make a new light up sign and a countdown banner game that will bring my family together for some fun.

I started with by painting my canvas with some Folk Art Chalkboard Paint and let that dry completely.

Next I placed my Folk Art Holiday Stencil onto the canvas and secured it with some painters tape. I used some Home Decor White Chalk Paint and pounced my stencil brush onto the stencil. I carefully removed the stencil and let that dry.

I used some Mod Podge and placed some confetti onto the canvas.

I coated the whole canvas with Sparkle Mod Podge and let that dry completely.

I hot glued on some silver garland around the canvas.

I bought some LED lights from Walmart and placed them onto the canvas approximately where I wanted the lights to go. I then used my punch to make holes where I wanted the lights to shine through.

I flipped the piece over and started hot gluing the lights into place so that the lights would be in the holes.

I used a piece of gaffers tape to hold the battery pack in place on the back of the piece. This will allow me to turn the piece on and off as well as replace the batteries in the pack.

I am super thrilled with how it turned out!

Now onto the family fun activities…

I bought silver and gold stars from Dollar Tree and stenciled numbers onto each star. The numbers represent the time of the evening… 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, 11pm, “Happy New Year” = Midnight.

I hung up star lights I found at Target in the dollar section, and a strand of silver beaded garland. I secured them into place using painters tape.

I then clipped on each star onto the garland with a colorful clothespin.

As it reaches 8pm, we’ll pull the star down and see what is written on the back side of the star. I wrote down activities on a post it note and that way they can be changed year to year.

8pm = Board Games

9pm = Video Games

10pm = Movie

11pm = our movie will still be going so no new activity here, just pull it down.

Midnight – we toast, give cheers, share our resolutions, etc.

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