It’s been years since I’ve gone out on the town on December 31. I’d rather do my celebrating at home.
This year, I think we may throw a small New Year’s Eve party and invite a few friends and neighbors over for snacks, champagne and a chorus of “Auld Lang Syne” after the ball drops.
I have plans of setting up a bubbly bar with champagne and sparkling wine, so I made this festive party banner to hang on our bar cart.
I used metallic and glitter paint and sparkly ribbon to transform a plain pre-cut wooden pennant into decor befitting the sparkliest night of the year!
- pre-cut wooden banner (I bought mine locally, but here’s a pennant banner similar to the one I used)
- DecoArt Dazzling Metallics Paint in Crystal Green
- DecoArt Craft Twinkles in Gold
- DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Metallic Paint in Gold
- Thin gold glitter ribbon or gold curling ribbon
- foam brush
- artist’s fine-tip paint brush
Start out by painting nine triangles in the Dazzling Metallics Crystal Green paint, front and sides. I recommend two coats with a foam brush; be sure to allow to dry between each coat.
While the paint is drying, practice your calligraphy lettering or fanciest cursive so you can paint the letters in “champagne” on each pennant triangle.
Use an artist’s paintbrush with a fine tip to paint the letters on in gold. Allow to dry.
Use a foam brush to paint a thin coat of Craft Twinkles gold glitter paint over each pennant.
Allow to dry. You may find it necessary to trace over the letters again in gold paint to make them pop and stand out against the glitter.
Finally, string your banner on thin glittery gold ribbon or curling ribbon.
Make sure you spell champagne correctly.
(Remember when I had that spelling mishap on my Buon Natale Christmas banner last year?)
If you like this New Year’s Eve party project, be sure to check out my free Designated Driver printable sign.