Easy and Awesome New Year’s Eve Crafts on a Budget
Are you looking for New Year’s Eve Crafts? I have created several easy and awesome projects on a budget that you can get started today.
New Year’s Eve Crafts
After Christmas, we shift thinking about New Year’s Eve at the end of December. I remember scrambling to find some new year’s eve crafts to make and things to do for my kids. Now that our kids are older, it has gotten a little easier. We play games, watch movies, and watch the ball drop and fireworks at midnight. I hope some of these ideas can help you whether you’re going to new year’s eve parties, hosting your own new year’s party, or just hanging out with your own family.
Deco Mesh Light Up New Year Wreath
I was asked to create a Deco Mesh New Year wreath for the holiday season. I made my first deco mesh wreath and personalized it by adding lights, disco balls, and an interchangeable year. You can find the tutorial at Deco Mesh Light Up New Year Wreath
Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball
Most years we get the chance to watch the New York Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball drop on TV. I have been lucky enough to see this ball in Times Square and wanted to create our own to celebrate in our home. You can find the full tutorial at Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball
Light Up New Year Sign and Countdown Banner Game
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. You can find both of these tutorials at Light Up New Year Sign and Countdown Banner Game
New Year’s Eve Ball – 2 options
Do you remember the first time you watched the New Year’s Eve Ball drop? I do. My parents had told me at midnight we watch this special sparkly ball drop at midnight. I remember being so excited just at the idea of staying up until midnight. When it was time, I remember waiting with anticipation to see this sparkling ball drop! Then the countdown began and the ball started to lower… what? my heart sank… It was lowering not “dropping”. In my head, I had pictured that the ball would be released and fall to the ground. I didn’t know what would happen when it “fell” all the way down but this was not what I had pictured. What was I thinking? What a mess it would have been. LOL! I will show you how to make your own New Year’s Eve ball and I have 2 options for you. You can make these to lower down or just hang them as a decoration. The great thing is you can use them for more than just New Year’s if you like. You can find both of these tutorials at New Year’s Eve Ball – 2 options
Snowy Pictures with Epsom Salt Painting
If you’re looking for something for the kids to do you can try this fun project! Trying to decide what to do with those Christmas Cards? Need a fun craft for the kids? Make snowy pictures with Epsom Salt! You can find this tutorial at Snowy Pictures with Epsom Salt Painting
Tumble Tower Holiday Game
If you’re looking for a DIY craft and a game to play for the evening, you might enjoy this! I found this tumble tower game at Dollar Tree. I love playing games during the holidays with my family and I knew just how to spruce this game up to build memories this holiday season. You can find the full tutorial at Tumble Tower Holiday Game
A Thankful Jar For the Holidays
This is an easy craft and can be used for so many holidays and occasions. What is a thankful jar? The holidays are coming and I came up with a simple and inexpensive thankful jar project that was easy to make, cause reflection, and become a great conversational piece for our holidays for years to come! You can find the full tutorial at A Thankful Jar For the Holidays
DIY Reusable Grateful Board
After a challenging year of several surgeries and breast cancer, it was recommended to me that I write down 3 things I’m grateful for every morning to keep my spirits up. I decided to create a reusable grateful board to start practicing this as we move into the new year. You can find the full tutorial at DIY Reusable Grateful Board
New Year’s Crafts or Kids:
Here are some fun craft ideas, new year’s eve activities, and you only need a few crafting supplies to do many of these and let kids unleash their creativity.
- Use paper plates to make snowmen
- Decorate a cookie
- Make party poppers or DIY confetti poppers
- Make your own playdough, and play with it.
- I used a lot of free printables from DTKL Crafts For Kids site when my kids were toddlers, preschoolers, etc. They had a lot of things from party crackers to toilet paper roll crafts
Ideas of things and party supplies to have for New Year’s Eve Parties
You can make your own or purchase many of these
- Party Hats
- Party blower
- Photo props
- Countdown Clock
- Disco Ball
New Year’s Food Ideas
- Beverages like Champagne, Sparkling Juice, Pop, Water, Hot Apple Cider, etc
- Appetizers – meatballs, veggie tray, quick frozen items that can be cooked quickly, fruit tray, meat and cheese tray, etc
- Desserts like paper fortune cookies, cake
- We always made turkey soup with our leftover turkey and you can find those recipes here: Delicious and Easy Turkey Bone Broth with Amazing Soup Recipe
New Year’s Eve Party Ideas and Activity Ideas for New Years
- Watch movies
- Play Games
- Watch the ball drop
- Balloon popping with fortunes inside
- Play with bubble wands and bubbles
- Create sensory bins filled with things like rice, corn, and small items to find (treasures) Here is an idea that you can let kids make and take home with them – Find It Game & Ornament
I hope you have a wonderful New Year’s Eve celebration filled with fun activities and a lot of fun.
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