DIY Paper Decorations for the New Year

Whether large or small, a New Year's Eve gathering requires festive decorations. Here are some fun and affordable paper decorations that you can make yourself, perhaps using leftover wrapping paper from the holidays.

At left, a DIY Modern Paper Ornament from How About Orange; it looks complicated but the instructions are super clear and easy to follow. At right, Martha Stewart's Shimmering New Year's Streamers are reminiscent of the Times Square ball.

These Custom Sparklers were a wedding project featured on Style Me Pretty. They could easily be adapted for a New Year's party.

At left, Personal Poppers featured on Delish. You can make these treat-filled favors using empty toilet paper or paper towel rolls, tissue paper, and ribbon. At right, a pretty Wrapping Paper Star; instructions are at Family Fun.

And don't forget the confetti, which you can make using a paper shredder or hole punch. Happy 2011!

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