Saturday, December 29, 2012

Decor: {"Happy New Year” Banner and Countdown Decor}

2013 will be here in 2 days! If you are hosting a New Year’s Eve party this post will come in handy if you want to decorate and have a festive atmosphere. 
I made a happy new year and a countdown decoration to ring in the new year. I found the idea of the countdown numbers on Lisa Storms’ blog, and I copied how she did her numbers. This project was super easy to make and added color to my house and a spirit of celebration!  
The supplies for the banner and countdown décor is very basic, just papers.
  • cardstock of bright differents colors for the numbers
  • star punch
  • for the banner: silver papers. I use silver metallic paper, vellum paper with stars in it and gray cardstock
  • solid glitter cardstock 
  • silver ribbon
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From the cardstock of different colors I cut out numbers from 1 to 10. I did different sizes but all the same font.(Just like Lisa did) Using my star punch I cut little stars on the numbers. I kept the little stars that came from punching the paper.
That’s it! Now you just need to set up your numbers from 10 to 1 and you are ready for the countdown.
I use glue dots to stick the back of my number to candle tea lights. I obviously won’t light the candles, I don’t want my décor to catch fire. That would ruin the party! :)
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For the banner I cut squares out of the grey cardstock then 1 inch smaller squares out of the metallic paper and then 1 inch smaller squares  in the vellum paper.  I glued the three layers and then I did a triangular cut in the button. I didn’t measure, I just cut two angled lines until they met in the middle.    

I cut the “happy new year” letters out of the glitter paper using my Cricut, but you could use stickers, thickers, or stamps.
After I glued the letters, I glued the little stars randomly on the squares. I think it adds a delicate touch of color. Finally with my normal circular punch I made two holes in the corners of the squares and passed a silver decorative ribbon through them.  
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I’m so happy with my banner. I’m ready for the countdown and welcome 2013!
Happy New Year Everyone!


  1. lindo!!!! lo vi en FSN y me encantooo, intentare hacerlo.. gracias


  2. Me encanta! muy linda la decoración, los colores y el estilo. puro talento!