New Year’s Eve is one of those holidays that I think people either love or hate. I love it–if I get to stay home! I’m not one for going out to big NYE parties or to a landmark-style event. I did NYE once in Times Square, and once is more than enough. These days, we prefer to stay at home and ring in the new year with family and close friends. But, that doesn’t mean I can’t make a few DIY New Years party items to dress up our “party” area! And with my Cricut Maker, it’s easy to craft personalized items to make the night seem special for everyone involved.
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No bar area is complete without a cute banner. This one was made with shiny gold stock with a simple script font found in Cricut Design Space.
I’ve sized out the font for you to fit on 2 12×12″ sheets of card stock. You can find the file in Cricut Design Space by clicking HERE.
The Cricut Maker did such an awesome job cutting the delicate finish on the gold foil paper! It scratches so easily that I was worried that it would be damaged during cutting, but no! It cut perfectly. I used the “glitter card stock” setting, which does a double cut to make sure that the pieces come out with clean edges.
I also used the “Cheers to a New Year” slogan to create this awesome personalized ice bucket to hold our champagne bottles for the evening. I found the plain gold ice bucket (the bucket is quite big, which is great if you want to hold several bottles for a larger party.
I used Cricut brand Premium Outdoor Vinyl, and used two fonts in Design Space to create the design, and layered it over top of a “confetti” image also in Design Space.
If you would like to make an ice bucket of your own, CLICK HERE to go to the file in Design Space.
Here’s a close up of the vinyl design–I love how it turned out!
One of my new favorite ideas is basically to use iron-on vinyl on EVERY surface I can think of. Did you know that you can actually use iron-on vinyl on paper napkins?!? Well, you can! These are confetti napkins from Kate Spade that I added the “cheers” design on using Cricut Iron-on Vinyl and the Cricut EasyPress. They were so easy and using iron-on is a great way to personalize items (without using transfer tape)!
No New Year’s Eve would be the same without the “ball” that drops in Times Square and these straw toppers/swizzle stick toppers are a simple way to make it a part of your design! And guess what?! That’s iron-on vinyl on glitter cardstock! Iron-on vinyl can be used on so many different surfaces that I had no idea could be used! CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE FILE IN DESIGN SPACE.
Check out how perfect the iron-on looks:
Instead of creating a classic backdrop, I decided to make it functional as the evening goes on. I created this personalized gold melamine tray using Cricut Premium Outdoor Vinyl, and I carried over the design from the ice bucket to the tray. If I need to set out appetizers on a table or need to pass out champagne glasses close to midnight, I can take the tray down from the shelf and I have a functional serving tray (that just happens to be custom and adorable!) The tray I created was 18″ wide. CLICK HERE to get the file in Cricut Design Space to make your own!
As a small “Thank You” for my guests, I got mini champagne bottles for everyone to take home. Simple gift tags made on the Cricut are easy to make and something like the champagne gives the guests a reminder of the fun evening when they sit down to their New Year’s Day dinner. GET THE DESIGN SPACE FILE HERE.
All of these projects were created using the Cricut Maker. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MAKER AND OTHER MACHINES HERE.
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We look forward to sharing more New Year’s ideas over the next couple of weeks. Do you stay in or go out?! Hopefully these ideas will give you a good reason to DIY some party items and host a small party for friends this year!
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