Cooking New Year’s decor
New Year’s holidays are loved by many, but they take effort and time. But decorating the table and buying gifts is not all. To tune in to the holiday, you need to give the room a solemn look and pay attention to the New Year’s decor. There are creative ideas that can bring the spirit of the New Year and please both the owners of the house and the guests. And the most amazing thing is that decorations for the New Year can be made with your own hands..
Home decoration for the New Year is the easiest way to give yourself and your loved ones a fabulous holiday atmosphere
They are greeted by clothes
The door is the first thing that a person sees when he comes into the house and leaves it. Therefore, the decor of the entrance will be appreciated by the guests. Following the European tradition, the front door is decorated with Christmas wreaths, which are varied in appearance. A wreath can be purchased or made by hand.
New Year’s wreath made of artificial pine needles, cones and toys
The base of the jewelry is made of the following materials:
- spruce branches;
- foam rubber;
- piece of hose.
Further ideas depend on the breadth of the imagination and personal preference. When making a wreath, one should not forget about the integrity of the style and colors. Viewing master classes will help you choose a wreath that suits best.
Wreath on a corrugated cardboard frame
In the manufacture are used:
- satin ribbons;
- paper snowflakes;
- Christmas decorations;
- cinnamon sticks.
Edible products are also taken as decoration: nuts, berries, lollipops – the imagination is not limited. A ready-made wreath can decorate the front door or gate, if we are talking about a private house..
A garland is one of the most popular elements that New Year’s decor knows. Partly because it’s easy to do it yourself. Garlands are made of paper and cardboard figures strung or glued on a thread. But even here there is a loophole for a creative idea – you can use dried fruits, cloth figures, plastic cups.
A striking example of a creative approach to the New Year is a garland of pasta bows..
Garland of pasta bows
To make it, you must:
- a pack of pasta in the form of bows;
- a jar of loose glitter;
- PVA glue;
- small paint brush;
- thin thread.
Depending on the length of the decoration, choose a certain number of bows and apply glue to them with a brush. After we cover the pasta with sparkles, immersing them in a jar, and let it dry. You need to tie each pasta in two knots so that the craft is strong.
An inexhaustible source of ideas for decorating your home for the New Year is paper. With the help of it, figurines for garlands are made:
- Christmas trees;
To make a garland for the New Year with your own hands, it is enough to cut out the figures of the shape you like from colored paper and fasten them with a thread. Smooth shape is ensured by a pre-made cardboard stencil.
Colored, decorative paper or old postcards are suitable for New Year’s garlands.
When making New Year’s decor, the dimensions of the apartment should also be taken into account. For a house with high ceilings, garlands with large figures are suitable. For a cozy, smaller apartment, it is preferable to make decorations of such a size so that they do not look bulky..
We decorate walls and windows
The place where the New Year’s decor of the house is located matters. There are several ways to attach crafts and toys to the walls:
- push pins.
The latter option will be optimal for small decorative elements, does not spoil the wallpaper. However, the button weakly holds massive jewelry – in this case, using scotch tape is more practical. On the windowsills of the house, you can arrange compositions of coniferous twigs, cones and candles.
The window will be completely transformed if you hang a beautiful frame in the opening, pull a ribbon in it and add New Year’s toys
A wonderful decoration for the walls will be a wire star for the New Year with your own hands. They do it in several stages. For crafts you will need:
- First, we measure the required piece of wire in accordance with the dimensions of the sprocket. It is permissible to use an old aluminum hanger as a material. Marking five equal segments on the wire with a marker, bend the material with pliers inward or outward, forming a star. It is worth leaving an additional segment to twist the beginning and end of the product.
We put marks and bend the wire
- We decorate the resulting star. For this purpose, New Year’s tinsel is suitable, with which we tightly wrap the wire. You can also use a line with beads and beads by wrapping an asterisk crosswise around it so as to fill the inner space..
We fix the tinsel tails under the wire twists
Homemade Christmas tree
If you can’t put a real coniferous tree at home for the New Year, there is a solution. You can make a homemade Christmas tree that will decorate the wall in a conspicuous place. This decor will create a festive mood without taking up any space..
To make a Christmas tree on the wall, you will need:
- material on which the craft is attached: plywood or thick cardboard;
- various decorations for the christmas tree.
Having placed the canvas on the wall, we form a tree from everything that fits into the composition: ribbons, balls, tinsel, garlands, walnuts. Alternatively, you can lay out a Christmas tree using cardboard or paper tubes with a diameter of 2-3 centimeters, and then fill the inner space.
An unusual Christmas tree can be made from rings cut from decorative paper
Each piece is fixed to the wall with double-sided tape
The crown is decorated with a paper star
It remains to attach a colorful garland
And put gifts under the tree
Snowflakes on the windows
Windows are usually decorated with garlands, rain and toys along the cornices. And snowflakes for the New Year with their own hands have almost become a traditional winter decoration of the windows of every house. If the snow does not please with its presence, you can make it yourself from A4 sheets. Snowflakes are created from a square, so first you need to give the desired shape to the leaf.
Bend the paper and cut off the excess with scissors
The main algorithm of actions:
- We fold the sheet evenly diagonally, bending both edges into a triangle.
We bend the sheet into triangles several times
- Cut off the excess part from the bottom with scissors.
Align the corners and cut off the excess
- We add the figure again to make a smaller triangle..
This blank is our future snowflake.
- With a simple pencil, apply a pattern on a folded sheet.
The drawing on the workpiece will determine what kind of beauty will turn out in the end.
- With small scissors or a clerical knife, cut out according to the markings and carefully unfold the snowflake.
The result depends on the selected pattern..
In our case, we got a snowflake with cutouts in the shape of hearts.
There are templates of various types and complexity on the network that will help make snowflakes for both adults and children. For convenience, the layout can be printed and transferred onto thick paper or cardboard. Such light decorations adhere well to the window using a soapy solution..
For voluminous snowflakes we take:
- 6 square pieces of paper;
A snowflake is made in four steps:
- We fold each square in half and get a triangle.
- Then we cut it, starting from the base, with six diagonal lines, parallel to the ribs. Three on both sides, without cutting to the end, so that the future snowflake does not disintegrate.
- Having expanded the snowflake, you need to fasten the ends of the inner rhombus horizontally with glue or a stapler. Next, we turn the sheet over and fasten the next two ends on the back side..
- Repeat two more times, turning the craft over. The result will be one of six snowflake petals..
The procedure for making a volumetric snowflake from several sheets of paper
Upon completion of the work, all parts must be glued into one product. It is better to connect two parts of three petals each (to avoid irregularities).
Christmas decor color
Traditionally, New Year’s colors are green, red, blue, gold and silver. However, decorations should be selected individually and harmoniously fit into the existing interior. Since green will definitely be present, it is necessary to dilute the decor with two or three other tones..
Light walls can be stolen with green needles by hanging it around the perimeter of the window opening
The law of color compatibility will also help here. We add red and gold to the warm tones of the apartment, and blue and silver to the cold ones. Colors such as:
The beige color will gently dilute the brightness of the decor for the New Year, especially if it is present in the design of the room.
Variety of New Year’s ideas
There is no exact scheme according to which the apartment is decorated for the New Year. Therefore, any ideas that come to mind are realizable if desired. Don’t be afraid to improvise and add. You can flip through catalogs, watch videos, step-by-step instructions.
Simple shelves for cups will turn into a beautiful New Year’s decor if you decorate them with pine twigs and tinsel
And such a snowflake made of wood or plywood can be made with your son
The whole family home decorating process will be an interesting experience, regardless of the presence or absence of practice in such matters. This brings the decor closer and faster. If each element is handmade, the pleasure of the end result will double..
The second tree in the house
Not a single New Year is complete without a Christmas tree, but what it will be is everyone’s decision. When the size of the apartment allows, you can easily add a second Christmas tree for decoration. Provided that both trees must be different from each other.
A dwarf tree can be placed on a coffee table
An additional tree can be:
- an ordinary coniferous plant that needs to be decorated in a different style;
- knitted or assembled from balls of thread;
- decorative from scrap materials (wood, plastic, pasta);
- paper or cardboard;
- wall-mounted of balls, garlands and other New Year’s decorations.
If you have the time and desire, you can decorate each room for the New Year with the help of a Christmas tree, so that the feeling of a holiday is in the whole apartment at once.
An easy-to-make herringbone made of thin wooden planks
Making a Christmas tree from cardboard and threads:
- We form a cone from cardboard. To do this, we cut out an even semicircle and attach the edges to one another with glue or a stapler..
- Wrap the cone tightly with fluffy green yarn. Cardboard should not show through.
- Decorate the craft with small balls, sequins, beads, buttons.
Christmas tree toys
The main point in preparation is always the decoration of the Christmas tree for the New Year. At this moment, the festive anticipation comes. In addition to standard toys for the Christmas tree, the following are used as decorations:
- sweets and cookies;
- multi-colored lollipops;
- walnuts wrapped in shiny foil;
- figures and garlands made of felt;
- knitted toys.
Pine cone toys – handmade decor that can be made with children
Balls are still the main decoration for the New Year tree. Consider an unusual design for a Christmas tree ball made of foam and sequins. The work is time consuming, but not difficult. To create you need:
- foam ball;
- a pack of stationery invisibles with a flat tip;
- sequins with a hole in the middle;
- silver beads;
- wire loop.
We put the bead on the invisible one and pin the sequins to it to the ball. One should fit a little on the other, you can’t leave white places. At the end, we attach a loop of wire, sticking it into the styrofoam of the decoration. Now the toy can be hung on a branch.
You will not spend so much time on making such balls, and as a result, you will get colorful toys for decorating the Christmas tree.
Toys for the New Year are also made from burned out light bulbs. It is enough to buy paints and make a funny penguin or snowman out of a useless object.
Light and table setting
The cozy atmosphere of the New Year is always created with the help of soft lighting. Here candles in original coasters and garlands will come in handy. Lanterns not only decorate the Christmas tree, but also hang them on the walls of the house or pieces of furniture..
To make a candlestick from threads, you will need:
- inflatable ball;
- PVA glue;
- threads of different colors.
We wind the thread impregnated with glue around the ball in different directions. At the top we leave an empty circle 15-20 centimeters in diameter. Let the structure dry, then deflate and remove the ball. We glue the candle inside in an aluminum sleeve – and pleasant lighting for the New Year is guaranteed.
New Year’s festive table setting
You can use different ideas for table setting:
- napkins with a New Year’s pattern;
- aroma candles;
- bows on champagne glasses.
Do-it-yourself New Year’s decor of the bottle itself will become an appropriate element at the table. A common option is to decorate the champagne with corrugated paper, securing it with satin ribbons in color.
New Year’s little things
Decorating a home for the New Year takes time and effort, but remains rewarded by bringing a good mood. Everyone wants to fill the rooms for the New Year with small touches that complete the whole picture of the holiday. It can be:
- socks for gifts;
- artificial snow;
- felt and knitted figures;
- aroma sticks;
- beautifully wrapped gifts.
Candles will fill the room with warmth and comfort
It is necessary to remember the importance of little things in the New Year’s decor. When the room is decorated with your own hands with soul and diligence, the holiday will become unforgettable. And a nice bonus is to take a family photo of the house, in the setting of a brightly decorated interior.
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