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{tutorial} a sparkling new year

The crew at Piggy Bank Parties is busy preparing for our New Year’s Eve celebration and we just couldn’t wait to share a surprise with you! Piggy Bank Parties created New Year’s party décor exclusively for our May Arts readers! Thank you for following our blog posts and for joining us on this great adventure. Click on the following links below to download:

{Free Download) Sparkling New Year Banner

{Free Download} Sparkling New Year Cake Stakes

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Let’s turn these free downloads into something special…

 

Gather the following supplies:

  • 40 yards of May Arts Ribbon per backdrop (4’ high x 5’ wide)
  • 2 yards of May Arts Ribbon per easy-to-store backdrop
  • 4-6 yards of May Arts Ribbon per banner
  • 2-3 yards of May Arts Ribbon to hang ball
  • Glue Arts Ribbon Adhesive and Extreme Adhesive Squares
  • Double-stick Tape
  • 8 1/2” x 11” White Cardstock
  • 8 1/2” x 11” White Paper
  • White Favor Boxes
  • 2 Brads per ball
  • Button Eyelets
  • Straight Pins
  • Hole and Corner Punches
  • Scissors or Paper Trimmer

 

Ready? Here we go…

 

Easy-to-Store Backdrop:

  1. Measure how wide and long your backdrop needs to be. Our backdrop needed to be 4’ high by 5’ wide.
  2. For a permanent and easy-to-store backdrop, cut a 6’ length of sturdy ribbon (Style: HN-1-01). Knot the ribbon 6” from each end.
  3. Cut your backdrop ribbon (Style: FF31) into 4’ lengths (approximately 30).
  4. Fold backdrop ribbon over sturdy ribbon and pin. Evenly space backdrop ribbon along sturdy ribbon.
  5. Punch holes and secure ribbons with button eyelets.
  6. Trim ribbon ends to create an even bottom edge.
  7. Hang backdrop.

 

Quick and Easy Backdrop (no photo shown):

  1. Measure how wide and long your backdrop needs to be. Our backdrop needed to be 4’ high by 5’ wide.
  2. Cut your backdrop ribbon (Style: FF31) into 4’ lengths (approximately 30).
  3. Tie one end of each ribbon around a drapery rod or dowel. Evenly space backdrop ribbon along rod/dowel.
  4. Trim ribbon ends to create an even bottom edge.
  5. Hang backdrop.

 

 

Banner:

  1. Print “Sparkling New Year Banner” on white cardstock following directions listed in PDF file.
  2. Cut out banner and embellish with gems, jewels and corner punches.
  3. Attach to ribbon (Style: HM31 – 5/8”). We used double stick tape but you can punch a hole and thread a ribbon through the banner panels.
  4. Hang banner.
  5. Create a small banner using the Cake Stakes.

 

Favor Boxes:

  1. Fill white favor boxes with goodies.
  2. Attach ribbon (Styles: HM31 (5/8”), FF31, FY31 and EX31) with ribbon adhesive and adhesive dots.
  3. Print “Sparkling New Year Cake Stakes” on white cardstock following directions listed in PDF file.
  4. Cut out the Cake Stakes and embellish with gems, jewels and corner punches.
  5. Embellish boxes with ribbon, gems, jewels and Cake Stakes.

 

New Year’s Eve Ball:

  1. Create-Your-Own New Year’s Eve ball by following our “Strip Pumpkins” tutorial (click here) and using white paper, brads and ribbon (Styles: HM31 (5/8”), FF31 and EX31).
  2. Attach to beaded wire (Style: FY31) and embellish with gems, jewels and ribbon.
  3. Hang from ceiling.

We hope you have fun decorating for your own New Year’s Eve celebration.

We wish you and yours a very Happy New Year!

 

Sources:

Ribbon by May Arts

{Style: FF31, EX31, FY31 and HM31}

 

Banner and Cake Stakes by Piggy Bank Parties

 

Blog Posted By: Doris Driver

  1. jen shears

    This is FABULOUS!!!! 🙂 Thanks for the great tutorial!

    Reply
  2. Charlene

    Love all the glitz and sparkle.

    Reply
  3. Karen K

    Ooh I like the New Years balls.

    Reply
  4. shelly

    Love the festive ideas to celebrate the New Year!

    Reply
  5. ellen s

    oh how festive! Happy New Year!

    Reply
  6. Donna Przybylowski

    Love all the decorations made here, but just LOVE the ball ornaments, they are so pretty and so FESTIVE, wonderful job!!! And the favor boxes are adorable!

    Also, if I don’t get here tomorrow, just wanted to wish you all VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR !!
    Have a save and healthy weekend, and see you Next Year!!
    You can’t get rid of me!!!!
    Donna

    Reply
  7. Pam Loris

    Wow! Thank you! Wish I was having a New Years party!

    Reply
  8. Bambi

    Very cute idea. Thank you for sharing.

    Reply

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