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5 DIY New Year’s Decorations

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black eyed peas

3. Lucky Candle Holders

Black eyed peas are considered good luck on new year’s, so why not incorporate those little legumes into your upcycled decor?

Hit the thrift store or maybe even your own cabinets for mismatched teacups or small, pretty rocks glasses. Fill each glass 1/3 to 1/2 of the way with black eyed peas, then set a small soy votive or other small candle into each one. You can scatter your candles throughout the party where you want to add some sparkly.

The candlelight catches really nicely in the ornament trees from the previous page.

Next: Keep the good luck rolling!

Image Credit: Black Eyed Peas 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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