Monday, December 26, 2011

Celebrations: new year’s countdown & confetti


New Year's Eve Countdown & Confetti Match boxes

Christmas is over and you know what that means... the new year is around the corner. This year has flown by so quickly but I guess I say that every year.


If you’re planning to ring in the new year with friends and family, here’s a fun party accessory that’s easy to make.


New Year's Eve Countdown & Confetti Match boxes
Little countdown matchboxes filled with confetti.


New Year's Eve Countdown & Confetti Match boxes
I wrapped my matchboxes in different colored foil paper. This paper came in an origami paper set but any festive paper will do.



New Year's Eve Countdown & Confetti Match boxes
You can buy confetti or use saved up paper punches from your crafting projects. My micro paper punch has a holder that stores the little punches. Luckily, I’ve been punching a lot of tags and paper lately.


New Year's Eve Countdown & Confetti Match boxes
Add some twine or ribbon and the countdown numbers.


New Year's Eve Countdown & Confetti Match boxes
Make as many sets of {10-1} that you’ll need so that each guest will have a box of confetti to toss at midnight. The more guests… the more vacuuming you’ll have to do in the morning!



25 comments :

  1. Oh! What a cute & clever idea! (As long as they aren't thrown in MY house - LOL! I confess to being a neak freak & a million little pieces of confetti would put me into shock.) But for all the revelers who DO party, those will be AWESOME! Hope your Christmas was BEYOND merry, Carolyn! And hope the new year brings you even MORE wonderful creativity, and an extra serving of joy!

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  2. cute!
    http://preschoolparadisesgb.blogspot.com/

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  3. Carolyn, I love this project! I usually save my Facebook features till Monday, but I'm sharing this one right away!

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  4. What an excellent idea and so fun! I would love to your to link up to our party going on right now! http://herestohandyandy.blogspot.com/2011/12/pinteresting-link-party.html Thanks for sharing!

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  5. this is an awesome idea! Who gets to clean up the glitter?

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  6. Lovely and fun. And vacuuming up the tiny punches is pretty easy as long as you have a good vacuum and a crevice tool. When we were moving some years back I shredded all my old bills and paperwork I didn't need. The kids loved playing with the shreds and I let them toss it at each other, all over the living room. The looks of utter joy on their faces was precious, and they slept so well that night! The cleanup later was a small price for great fun.

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  7. This is so fun! I found you thru pinterest and am featuring this on my facebook page today!

    Kara
    www.mineforthemaking.com

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  8. Very clever, fun, & festive! Who doesn't like throwing confetti?! Hope you have a great New Year!

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  9. What a fabulous idea! They just look so fun and festive! Happy New Year!

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  10. Well now THAT is an awesome idea!!! LOVE IT!!! I hope to see photos of the floor after the confetti is tossed! Would you please share these with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2011/12/fun-stuff-fridays-4-3-weeks-long-for.html

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  11. Such a fun idea! Thanks for sharing. I've also pinned it.
    I'm a new follower. :)
    http://feelinginspiredtoday.blogspot.com/

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  12. I love these...such a great idea, and you can get 10 boxes at the dollar store! On another note, could you tell me how you get the link buttons so tiny and uniform? My posts end up being a mile long and so junkie looking....thanks in advance! I'm a new follower too. Stop by anytime, Lori

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  13. I love these! Such a fun creative idea! I would love you to share this at The Corson Cottage for our last {Home for the Holidays} link party of the season going on now. Carrie
    http://thecorsoncottage.blogspot.com/2011/12/home-for-holidays-link-party-5.html

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  14. I just shared it on my FB page!
    Happy New Year Carolyn!

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  15. So festive and fun!!
    Have a fab New Year! Following along for some more great inspiration in 2012
    Kelly

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  16. Such a fantastic idea Carolyn. I can't wait to see what creative genius you share with us in 2012! Happy New Year my friend.

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  17. That is such a cute idea, Carolyn! Love it! :)
    Just stopping by to let you know that you've been featured at this week's {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    Happy New Year's!
    Hugs from Germany and from 2012 already,
    Vanessa

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  18. Adorably packaged & presented, as always! Saw this at nifty thrify things. Love the new blog header as well. Thanks for the New Year wishes & happy 2012!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

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  19. Such a great idea. So so cute! Thank you for sharing.
    liZ

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  20. Big ol' HOWDY all the way from TEXAS! =) I saw this tutorial featured alongside my own Mustache Straw DIY in the same Sainsbury's holiday article. Just wanted to drop by and say what an honor it is to be featured alongside ya! You have an amazing blog, not to mention some pretty creative projects! Especially this particular DIY - it's so original! Def gonna try it out this coming new year's. =)

    -jin-

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  21. Such a fabulous idea, in fact we just featured it on our blog! Check it out: http://bit.ly/SaveOnNewYearsEve

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