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5 DIY New Year’s Decorations

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pine cone bunting

1. Recycled Bunting

Bunting, or garland, is a great way to add some festive cheer to your New Year’s party. You don’t need sewing skills to whip up your own handmade garland, either, you can string up cranberries and pine cones for a rustic touch or use cut triangles out of junk mail and hot glue them to a length of reclaimed ribbon.

If you are sewing-inclined, there are lots of fun ways that you can make your own bunting. My favorite is to use pinking shears to cut out the triangles, then sew them to ribbon, leaving 1-2″ of space between each triangle. Easy peasy, and it looks so festive!

You can dress up your DIY bunting by gluing or sewing letters onto each triangle to spell out a custom message, like “Happy 2012!”

Next>> Sparkly ornament trees

Image Credit: Pine Cone bunting photo via Thinkstock

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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4:17PM PST on Dec 13, 2013

Kind of kooky...thanks for sharing.

12:21PM PST on Dec 6, 2012

Thanks for the ideas.

10:11PM PST on Dec 4, 2012

thnaks

4:30AM PDT on Jul 20, 2012

ty

5:54PM PST on Jan 29, 2012

Ta.

5:45PM PST on Jan 3, 2012

No New Years party here. Did chill with a friend though, but not because of the holiday.

4:04PM PST on Jan 2, 2012

interesting

10:13AM PST on Jan 2, 2012

liked some of this

11:17PM PST on Dec 31, 2011

The ornament trees look nifty. It's not a good idea to decorate with anything edible if you have pets.

10:01PM PST on Dec 31, 2011

thanks for the advice....

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