Since we finished up the 12 Days of Christmas blog hop yesterday we are switching gears today. If you’re like me, you work hard on Christmas. Then it gets here and you realize you have run out of time to prepare for New Years. Almost every year I am at the store on New Years Eve, scrambling to get food, drinks, and décor. This year, be ready for the party before the busy Christmas festivities even begin. I’m sharing ideas to help you out the next 2 weeks. Let’s start with this New Years Eve gold clock noise maker.
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- White Paper Dessert Plates
- 2 Chipboard Pieces (any long, slender ones will work)
- Gold Enamel Paint
- Black Acrylic Paint
- Paint Brushes
- Pearl Brad
First, pull out 2 dessert plates.
Place one plate to the side.
Next, find the center of your plate and punch a hole in it with your awl.
Now pull out your chipboard pieces.
Then trim the ends of the chipboard pieces as pictured.
Next, paint your trimmed chipboard pieces with gold enamel paint.
Set the painted chipboard pieces aside to dry.
Pull both of your plates back over and paint them black. Set them aside to dry.
Now measure your painted chipboard pieces and trim one so that it is shorter than the other.
Next, align the trimmed edges of your chipboard pieces and punch a hole in them.
Pull out your pearl brad.
Use your pearl brad to attach your chipboard pieces to your punched plate.
Next, use your pencil to mark the spots on your plate where the clock numbers will go.
Using your pencil marks as a guide, paint the numbers on your clock with gold enamel paint.
Let the gold enamel paint dry completely before you move on.
After your numbers have dried, add beads and glue to your plate without numbers.
Lastly, press your clock plate onto your glued plate.
Make some noise and welcome a fresh beginning with this New Years Eve gold clock noise maker. These are great DIY party favors for your big shindig! Kids and adults will have a blast shaking these babies all night. If you plan on making many of these favors, I recommend purchasing a set of chipboard arrows to make your life easier. Arrows allow you to skip step 5. Multiple arrow sizes also allow you to skip the trimming in step 9. Simply pair a longer arrow with a shorter arrow for each noise maker and you are good to go. Come back next week for even more DIY New Years ideas!
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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.