New Year’s Centerpiece and Wishing Wand

The New Year is almost here, friends!  How are you celebrating?  Are you decorating?  Hosting?  Partying with the family?  Here are two of the things we whipped up here in the Artsy House; I thought I’d share them for a bit of last minute inspiration!  Both of these were made in less than 10 minutes and used only things we already had in the house.  Easy, quick, and free; some of my favorite things!

I made a glitzy centerpiece using some silver ornaments I had laying around and some of the gold leaves I had left from the Ravens wreath I made back in October.  All I did was arrange them in my hurricane vase…I love this vase; I change it out seasonally for all kinds of fun centerpieces!  I put the leaves in first around the bottom, added seven ornaments, and stuck one last leaf in the top.  Voila.  Two minutes, no money, and lots of New Year’s glamour!

 Here’s project #2…this one’s for the kiddos!  I saw this idea on Pinterest and immediately knew we needed to make it!

WISHING WAND

We already had all the supplies:
- cardstock
- contact paper
- scissors
- assorted sequins and glitter {ours came from our friends at CraftProjectIdeas.com!}
- marker
- a stick/dowel/pencil
- ribbon or wired garland

The original tutorial is great; we followed the instructions almost exactly, and they give a great tip for cutting a halfway decent looking six pointed star.  So, no need to reinvent the wheel.  You can check out the step by step tutorial on babycentre, but here are a few pics of LC making his version.  He looooved sprinkling and arranging the glitter and sequins on the contact paper!

As we worked, I talked with him about what it meant to set goals and make resolutions, then we wrote his around the star on both sides.  Here’s what he came up with:

FRONT: In 2013, I want to play soccer, pass another belt test, earn a new belt, go to the beach.

BACK: Learn to read, play basketball, learn to divide, start eating dessert after breakfast.

Good luck with that last one!  Here he is in all his sock monkey-Angry Birds-Mommy’s boots glory…

What about you?  What are your goals for the new year?  Will you start eating dessert after breakfast too?
Hugs & Glitter,
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6 comments on New Year’s Centerpiece and Wishing Wand

  1. Dara
    December 30, 2012 at 6:55 AM (2 years ago)

    haha eating dessert after breakfast! too cute.

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  2. Terry
    December 30, 2012 at 8:50 AM (2 years ago)

    Great project. I may have to make one for myself lol.

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  3. Eva {Tales of the Scotts}
    December 30, 2012 at 12:43 PM (2 years ago)

    Ha, hilarious about dessert after breakfast. I’ve never heard of a wishing wand before. Very cute and I have everything on hand!

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  4. Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things
    December 31, 2012 at 1:38 AM (2 years ago)

    I’m dying over how cute that wishing wand is! What a fabulously, fun idea for New Years!!

    Reply

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