Planning a New Year’s party can be a hassling affair especially when, you want yours to be different from the numerous celebrations on New Year’s out there. Here are a bunch of craft ideas to get you kick-started and add that little something extra to your celebrations.

Party Popper Craft:

For these decorations who do not only spruce up your party theme, but can also double up as party favours when you fill them up with special treats, you will be needing coloured tissue paper, toilet paper roll, cellophane tape, curling ribbon, small candies or Gifts and scissors. Start out by cutting out 3 pieces of tissue paper in a 12″ x 12″ square form.

You can use different colour to add a dash of brightness and use at least to pieces to make the popper strong. Now stack the layers of tissue paper and put the toilet roll on them, tape one edge and the cover the roll with the tissue papers, so that there is about 3” of tissue paper hanging off each end after covering the roll fully.

Now you have to cut two pieces of the curing ribbon of an approximate length of 20 inches each, having done that now hold together the loose ends of one side tying the ribbon as close to the mouth as you can. Now fill up the roll with treats and once full pinch the open end and tie it too. Now use the edges of a scissor to cut the ribbon and let you imagination go wild, as you can decorate it in any way you like. You party popper is now ready.

Star Bead Champagne/Wine Charms:

These Wine charms add a hint of colour and party flavour to your party as they give a colourful twist to your otherwise plain wine glasses. Materials needed for the craft project are: Star beads (Metallic or Regular), gold beads, thin bending wire, needle nose plier.

Take the wire and string the beads in the following order, 2 gold beads then a star bead, almost three times till you have a proper loop. After this is done bend the wire so that it forms a hook, only do not close it yet. Now put it around the champagne/wine glass and close the hook and just like that you are done.

You can try to use different colours in order to colour co-ordinate the glasses for your guests so that they know which glass is theirs.

Noisemaker Centrepiece:

It is quite easy to make a noise maker centrepiece that not only make an attractive dcor, but also when the clock is about to strike twelve it makes a great celebratory object for your guests to grab and cheer.

Things that will be needed for this craft project are: bowl and candy, floral foam, aluminium foil, Gold and silver pipe cleaners, Noisemakers (party horn blowers), wooden skewers, hologram paper (gold and silver), tape and scissors.

Cut the floral form in order to fit the bowl being used and cover it with aluminium foil. Now twist the ends of the pipe cleaner around the mouth piece of the noisemaker and then attach it to a wooden skewer by twisting the pipe tightly on it. Take a paper and make a star template on it to cut out, trace the template on the hologram pare and cut out stars out of them. Tape the stars to the end of the pipe cleaner, twist them around something like a wide marker and them slip the marker out of the pipe cleaner.

Now all you need to do it to arrange the noise makers and the stars in the floral foam, sinking the skewers securely into the foam. Place the block into the bowl and will with candy, your Noisemaker Centrepiece is now good to go.