I hope you and your loved ones had a fantastic Christmas yesterday. I have been melting in the Queensland, Australian heat! I sure was dreaming of a white Christmas. But alas Santa didn’t make it snow in Brisbane this year 🙁
There isn’t much time after Christmas for recovering before New Years Eve rolls around. If you are hosting a New Years Eve party you only have a few days to take down all the Christmas decorations and dress the house in glitz and glam already to welcome in the New Year. Today I will show you a really easy and simple craft perfect for your New Years Eve celebrations.
When I think of New Years Eve I think of FIREWORKS. Big, beautiful, Bright Fireworks! I am rather traditional when it comes to fireworks, I love the big old fashioned gold star-burst ones.
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So for my New Years Eve decorations I just had to replicate the star-burst fireworks!
These fireworks are so easy to make and don’t require too many supplies.
You will need;
- A small flat round piece of plastic or thick card to use as the base plate – I actually used the blue plastic seal out of the lid of a bottle of soda
- Toothpicks and skewers in various lengths, 8 large, 8 medium and 16 toothpicks, per firework
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Spray paint in metallic colours and finishes, I used gold, silver and copper
You will also need a protective sheet to spray paint on and personal protective equipment to protect yourself
Step 1. Take the round base plate and place it in the centre of a protected work surface
Step 2. Take 4 of the largest skewers and glue the pointy end to the base plate evenly as shown in the photo below
Step 3. If your skewers or base plate wont lay flat use a few pieces of washi tape to hold down the skewers and that should hold it all in place until the glue dries
Step 4. Glue on the remaining four largest skewers, in between the first four
Step 7. Glue the 8 medium sized skewers on in between the 8 larger ones so that they are alternating
Step 8. Glue the 16 toothpicks on in between all the skewers (so that it alternates between skewer and toothpick) however this time don’t push them flat to the surface, point the ends of them up a bit. I used extra hot glue sticks in under the ends to hold them up whilst the glue dries
Step 9. Spray paint the star-burst on both sides, this may take anywhere from 1 – 3 coats depending on the coverage of your paint
Step 10. Once dried, attach to wall using tac and you are done!
I wish you all and your families a very safe and happy New Year!