2017 is a new chapter in the story of our lives and why not ring in the new year with a little craft goodness, filling in the pages however we choose? Why spend time at Party City or the Walmart party aisle looking for decorations for your New Year’s Eve party when you can make the decor yourself? To help us celebrate all the wonderful crafty possibilities, Crew Member Alison Osborn has created this beautiful New Year’s party table. Her palette is black and gold with a touch of repurposed glass, a bit of sparkle and a lot of creative flare.
“And now let us welcome a new year, full of things that have never been.” –Rainer Maria Rilke
“January is a new door we can walk through to a world filled with new energy, new ideas and new beginnings, bringing us closer to where we want to be this time next year. The New Year sparkles with the magic of starlight and dreams, reminding us to believe in the magic of possibility. I’ve created a party table designed to welcome 2017 in style.” – Alison Osborn
Supplies Used – Canvas Corp:
- Canvas Mini Shapes – Triangles (3 pieces)
- Handmade Paper – Embossed Burnished Floral
- Handmade Paper – Embossed Floral Pewter
- Printed Cardstock – Gold Metallic on Kraft
- Gold & Kraft Diamond
- Silver & Kraft Diamond
- Printed Cardstock – Silver Metallic on Kraft
- Black & Kraft Numbers
- 2×12 E-Flute Black
- Postcards (6) Chalkstock
- Mini Clothespins- Gold (25 pieces)
Other Materials: Glass bottles, glitter ribbon, corks, Bakers twine and party supplies (dishes, balloons, paper stars, sparklers and streamers).
Tools used: Hot-glue gun, scissors, X-Acto knife, circle and star punch.
I’m not usually a glitter and gold girl but I could not resist using 7gypsies Vintage Pennants–they have such an amazing collection. After seeing them, the entire New Year’s table setting spun off from there and I love how everything came together.
For the CHEERS banner, use six of the Vintage Pennant – Witch’s Tile. Next, cut 2 ½ in. circles out of black corrugated paper. Then print your letters as templates to trace and cut out of your cardstock. For this you can cut the printed letters out and trace them like a stencil. Also, you can rub pencil on the back side of your print, then using a pencil, outline the front of the printed letter and it transfers the letter onto your cardstock. You can also use chipboard or other adhesive letters. For the glitter fringe at the top, you can use gold glitter ribbon, cut into 1 ½ in. wide by 6 in. long strips. Then fold each strip in half, while securing with hot glue. Next, fringe the looped edge of the ribbon with scissors. Then with hot glue, attach all your elements onto the pennant.
Painted bottles are a great way to add color to your table and recycle your bottles at the same time.
Make a unique party hat for everyone at the party or make them all the same. Add a name to each one and you have terrific place cards.
For the smaller 2017 banner, use 4 mini canvas triangles. Using the triangles as a template, trace the shape onto a piece of scrap paper. Then measure a ¼ of an inch in, sketch a slightly smaller triangle to cut out of the scrap paper. Use this as a template to cut out 4 triangles from the Gold Metallic Kraft paper. For the numbers and the fringe you can use the same technique as above. In this example, a gold paper streamer for the fringe was used. The banner was hung from dowel rods that are painted gold. Each of these rods are set inside bottles. You can cut star shapes and numbers using Silver Metallic and Black Kraft Numbers card stock, and hot glue them to dowel rods as well.
Banner pieces across the table are a simple and great way to make a centerpiece for any holiday or party event.
What’s a party without party hats! For the hats, use a 10-11 inch dinner plate to trace and cut a circle out of your cardstock. Cut the circle in half, and then from the flush side center cut about a ¼ more wedge from each half, as shown in the sketch below. Role your pieces into cone shapes and secure with hot glue. You can add fringe for the base and pom-poms as decorative elements. These hats were made with both the Handmade Embossed Burnished and Pewter papers for the bottom fringe.
Simple paper circles make terrific chargers or rounds for the top of each plate. They add color and a bit of pizazz to your table.
Bottles look great in décor. In this table setting, 9 bottles are used. Most of them are spray-painted gold. For the rest, use strips of the Handmade Embossed Burnished paper and fringed each piece, then glue onto bottles from bottom to top. They give a great party feel. You can also add fringe to your drinking glasses and cupcake stand. I love the texture of these handmade papers.
Collect corks throughout the year, they are great for little signs, food markers, place cards are more.
Paint the outside of glassware with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam to get the look. You can use gold or try a different color depending on your party theme.
Hand lettering has also been incorporated into this New Year’s setting. Use Chalkstock postcards and cut them into quarters, then hand letter 2017 onto the cards using metallic pens. Finally, take large corks to use as cardholders. You can also use Canvas Corps Chalstock place cards for this as well, and letter your guests’ names. Another great touch is to add confetti. For this simply use a circle or star punch on a variety of cardstocks that go with your décor.
Chalkstock paper has a unique, smooth finish that looks amazing when gold, silver or white pens are used to write just what you need to say.
Other details you can add are glitter ornaments, corks, paper chevron table runner, sparklers, mini fortune surprise balls, balloons, paper stars and party fans. There are so many fun ways to decorate a party with Canvas Corp Brand products.
Alison’s attention to detail and simple combination of glitter, gold and kraft is so much fun to see. So choose your color palette, gather a few bottles, stack up a bit of paper, some paint and a brush and you can create a fantastic tablescape that will have your guests swooning.
Add a bit of craftiness to your party and entertaining side and let’s start something today that our future self will thank us for.
Happy New Year!
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