2016 is just a few days away, and if you are like us you are planning and prepping for the celebrations. For our family, New Years is bigger than Christmas as we go all out. Each year, we host 50 plus people on New Years Day to celebrate and reflect on how fortunate we are to see another year. We can't wait to see familiar faces and our preparations are well under way.
This year we decided to make a fabulous centrepiece for the dessert table as well as some props for our guests to take pictures with. They were super easy to do and came out FANTASTIC!
Ring in the New Year Centrepiece
1. Clean wine bottles. Remove any labels on outside by soaking in water and peeling off saturated label. Dry bottle throughly.
2. Put on kitchen gloves. Line surface with newspaper and place bottles on newspaper. Spray bottles until completely coloured. It is recommended that this step be done outdoors or in a garage with ventilation as the spray paint has a strong door. Leave for a few hours. Apply a second coat if needed and set to dry.
3. Coat numbers with spray paint as well. If you are using the cardboard method, print a number stencil with the year and cut out each number. Take number and paste to cardboard. Use craft knife and etch around number. Take number and spray paint.
4. While paint is still wet, pour sparkles over face of number. Make sure that it is completely covered. Leave to dry for a few hours. Once dry shake off excess sparkles.
5. Once bottles and numbers are dry, take number and apply glue to the back. Place number on front of bottle before glue cools.
6. Continue to do that for each bottle, until they all have numbers.
If you are interested in some fun pictures, try creating some fun photo props for your selfies.
1. Print template and cut out each prop.
2. Place prop on bristol board and trace around it. Cut out image from bristol board.
3. Design prop with glitter. Set aside to dry.
4. Once dry, take skewer and attach to back of each prop with clear masking tape or hot glue.
We absolutely loved the finished products and they were really easy to do and budget-friendly. All of the supplies were bought at the dollar store and Wal-Mart.
We'll be sure to post some pics next week on Instagram.