Save big bucks on New Year's party decorations by re-purposing your regular holiday decorations. Also, embellish free decorative items found in nature with a can of silver spray paint for a pretty centerpiece that will impress your guests. Read on for all of our easy ideas.
Make Your Home Sparkle
Gather all silver, crystal and clear decorative bulbs and place them in a large crystal or silver bowl with the tops down so you can't see the hangers. Use this shiny bowl as a centerpiece for your New Year's party.
If you don't have silver bulbs or need a few more, visit your local 99 cent store - you can pick up small silver or clear bulbs in bulk for next to nothing.
Create a Soft Glow
Purchase a big bag of tea light candles from Ikea or Quick Candles - you can get 50 for just $3.99. Then, scatter them down the middle of your food table, around picture frames on your mantle, and in bathrooms to give your party a soft glow. Lighting is everything when it comes to setting the party's mood, and candlelight will do wonders for less than $5.
Become One with Nature
Head outdoors and pick up large fallen tree branches and pine cones. Strip the large branch of all the smaller branches and leaves, and use a silver spray paint to create large silver branches.
Place the branches down the middle of your table as a long centerpiece and intersperse tea light candles along the silhouette. You can also do the same on a mantle, long counter or buffet. Spray paint the pine cones as well and sprinkle the edges with white glitter for a snowy look; then intersperse the snowy cones with the branches and candles. This simple but effective decor trick will help you save big while creating a pretty winter snow scene in your home.
Re-purpose Your Wreath
Take your holiday wreath off your front door, and place it in the middle of your dining table or other prominent surface in your home. Place a champagne bucket inside the wreath and keep a few bottles chilling on ice for a festive look. Tip: Place a plate underneath the champagne bucket to avoid water marks on your dining room table.