Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

I hope you had a wonderful time ringing in the new year! For New Year's Eve I made three simple projects that can easily be adapted for other celebrations. Glittered Banner: For the banner I printed text onto sturdy paper and cut out. Bold, sans-serif fonts work best for this, the font used here is called Market Deco. When cutting out the letters, be sure to leave small tabs at the top for hanging. I gave each letter a base coat of silver paint, brushed with white glue and applied glitter. When dry I folded the tab over embroidery floss and glued in place. For additional projects, please click to keep reading.
Fringed Noisemakers: This is just a simple alteration of store-bought noisemakers which can be easily disassembled and recovered with the paper of your choice using spray adhesive. I added a homemade tissue paper fringe to the ends. To make fringe, cut strips of tissue paper about 3 inches wide (cut several layers at once to make things easier). Layer about 25 strips on top of each other and stitch down the center (by machine). Make a series of snips perpendicular to the stitch along both sides of the tissue paper strip. Your snips should be 1 cm or so apart. When done cutting, glue around the opening of the noisemaker and gently fluff the tissue paper layers.
Silver Leaf Tray: To corral confetti, clocks, champagne glasses and noisemakers I used a bargain metal tray, redone with a silver leaf finish. See my full tutorial for silver leafing at the Project Wedding blog!

35 comments:

Katie Bright said...

what beautiful projects! i especially love the banner, so chic and timeless. xoxo.

TMCPhoto said...

I like the banner, perfect for birthdays too

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

I always love your projects. I noticed that the mirror in your photo is blurred. Do you do something to it before you take your photos? :)

S.L.North said...

charming!
now I want to celebrate new years eve all over again ;)

Karena said...

You are so creative!! I adore your site!!

Happy New Years!

Xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Stacy's Designs 88 said...

Gorgeous as ever...the Perfect way to ring in the New Year. Happy New Year Liv! Aloha from Hawaii, Stacy

Almalu's Place said...

such lovely projects!and the banner can be used for so many different occasions!

Sarah Knight said...

Looks lovely : )
(I slept... tis the life of working midnights)

Have a Happy New Year!

stephrudolph said...

This post is great - it makes me want to rewind a day & a half ago too.

Colleen said...

That banner is so lovely! Thanks for sharing instructions!!

Livy said...

Hi Tricia!

About the mirror - yes I did do something to it to make it have a frosty blurred look. You can't see it in the photos but up close it has a crystallized pattern much like you see on a galvanized bucket. I used the tutorial found here at this blog:
http://donnas-dayz.blogspot.com/2009/12/frosted-windows-for-christmas.html
So easy and pretty!
Olivia

Thea said...

Happy new year, you inspiring darling! These projects are absolutely wonderful. x

Punctuation Mark said...

happy new year! here's to a year full of all your creative designs!

Emom said...

Lovely image....smiles.

courtney. said...

what a simple and cute project, it looks great!

Mich said...

What a creative and sweet way to ring in 2011.

ApachesPrincess said...

I love this! I was just curious, what size font did you use? I tried doing something similar only I used my Cricuit, but they seemed small to me! Thanks for the inspiration!

Livy said...

Hello ApachesPrincess -
I don't remember precisely what font size I used, and I'm afraid I didn't save the file for this. My best guess would be between 200-300pt. I know I was able to fit the letters for this onto 2 pages with plenty of white space.

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Ann-cha said...

Woua, very beautiful!! :)
Happy new year!

bicocacolors said...

absolutely delicious,
Happy New Year from Spain!!!

Classic Style said...

beautiful project,

Melissah said...

I'm an interior designer from Melbourne, Australia - I loved your blog, I found it very inspiring. This is all new to me but I have just set up my own blog
scrapbook-melissah.blogspot.com
You may like to check it out because I had so much fun doing it. It's got a bit of everything fashion, interiors, food, travel spots - hopefully you will find something in there that you like.
Thanks for providing me with such great entertainment!
Cheers
Melissah

Marshmallow Beanie said...

Lovely work. The font is beautiful and I love the different shades of white, grays and silvers in this shot!
x

elissa, ebb & flow said...

wonderful ideas. i hope you had a great time celebrating and 2011 holds nothing but wonderful things for you.

graduation dress Toronto said...

have a happy new year you too!!
thank for everything

Rebekka Seale said...

Ahhhh! I wish I would have seen this before NYE. So cute :)

Lindsey said...

I love that buntings are so in these days. I'm thinking of making one that is not season specific, but still only semi-permanent for my home. Any ideas?

manon 21 said...

Magnifique blog.
Belle année

Manon

The Goads said...

Charming banner! The font is beautiful. You always have a wonderful idea, thanks for sharing!

Kirsten said...

One of my fave fonts....actually redesigning my blog right now (a looong process!), and that font is one of the front runners. You banner looks beautiful, too. :)

~Kirsten
http://triplemaxtons.blogspot.com

Julie said...

You have so many beautiful projects on your blog! I am endlessly inspired!

Anastasie said...

Wow
That's very beautiful!

xx
http://thecoralskies.blogspot.com/

Dina said...

Your banner looks great! I'll have to give that a try for my daughter's birthday party!

JoyHey said...

This is stunning :) Lovely idea!! Blogged here: http://blog.joyhey.com/2011/12/31/inspiration-glamorous-new-year/ Thanks for the inspiration xx!

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