Ring in the new year in style with some fantastic party decorations for your at-home festivities. Definitely set up a photo backdrop, build a balloon arch, and strew the confetti, but don’t forget to finish your tablescape with a homemade centerpiece. From fresh flowers to LED lights, there’s a New Year’s Eve centerpiece DIY to suit your tastes. So, before you start counting down to midnight, set aside an afternoon or two to craft a few unique decorations. Glance through the list here to prepare for your fabulous New Year’s Eve shindig.
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One of the consistent challenges of creating a tablescape with depth is adding enough height to your spread, so incorporate a few weighted balloons to draw the eye up. Coordinate your balloons to the rest of your party decor for a cohesive color story, and consider embellishing them with paint or glitter for a little extra flair.
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Fresh Fruit and Fir Centerpiece
This lovely centerpiece doesn’t only look great, but it lends a fresh scent to your festivities too. Build this beautiful arrangement with a variety of fruit to add color and interest, and finish with lush fir branches. In fact, consider recycling your fading Christmas tree into a New Year’s Eve centerpiece a la this clever arrangement.
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Sparkling Star Centerpiece
For a colorful, sparkly New Year’s Eve party, try these completely homemade, light-up stars. Neon paint and a thick coating of glitter lend a little extra oomph to this cheerful display, and delicate fairy lights add a warm glow to your table without an active flame— perfect for a party with kids.
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Metallic Bottle Centerpiece
Save those empty wine bottles from your holiday festivities, and coat them in metallic paint for the basis of a chic, monochromatic New Year’s Eve centerpiece. Curled ribbon looks lovely streaming from each bottle, but replace it with sparkling birthday candles just before midnight for a show-stopping effect.Continue to 5 of 15 below.
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Ball Drop Centerpiece
Anticipate the big countdown all evening with this clever centerpiece. While styrofoam is definitely an accessible, inexpensive medium perfect for this project, you could easily substitute paper mache or balsa wood for your New Year’s Eve ball, too.
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New Year’s Tree Centerpiece
Upcycle your tabletop Christmas tree by decorating it with multicolored, NYE party favors. Maybe even add a paper clock on top in place of a Christmas star? With just a few smart adjustments, your holiday decor can transform into a festive centerpiece perfect for ringing in the new year.
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Iridescent Disco Ball Centerpiece
Go glam with your NYE party this year with opulent iridescence. From the balloons to the flatware, make sure everything is coated in that unmistakable sheen. To create your own miniature disco balls, coat a styrofoam sphere in silver paint, then glue mirrored tiles or glass beads overtop.
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Noise Maker Centerpiece
Instead of equipping your guests with those grating plastic noisemakers, incorporate them into a festive (and silent) centerpiece. Metallic pipe cleaners, shimmery stars, and foil-wrapped candy finish the piece.Continue to 9 of 15 below.
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Gold and Glitter Vases
Keep things simple and chic with a lovely trio of embellished vases as a focal point of your tablescape. Stick to muted tones and metallics for a cohesive, understated party aesthetic. Running low on time? Fill your vases with faux flowers or greenery for an easy, lasting look.
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Confetti Balloon Chandelier
Start from the top down by DIYing your own balloon chandelier. This piece of decor looks super impressive, but is actually simple to construct. Minimize your own time and effort by sourcing two concentric wire hoops, instead of forming them yourself, as the frame for your chandelier. Try it with multi-colored balloons, or keep things monochromatic for a striking, extraordinary centerpiece.
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Ombre Champagne Bottle
If you and your guests plan on partaking in a bit of bubbly at midnight, why not embellish the bottle a bit before popping? Glitter in different tones works really well and needs nothing more than white school glue to secure things for the evening. Attach a few balloons or sparklers for height, and this centerpiece looks polished and professional.
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Top Hat Centerpiece
Go a bit retro with this classy, timeless New Year’s Eve centerpiece. If you can source a real vintage top hat, do so, otherwise, cardstock and ribbon work well. Don’t forget to attach an antique timepiece and old-fashioned paper accessories as well.Continue to 13 of 15 below.
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Gold and Pink Floral Centerpiece
Keep things simple with a small floral arrangement in the center of your tablescape. Pampas grass adds the perfect amount of height and texture, and muted pink florals look fantastic against a gold vase. Opt for fresh, live flowers to bring a touch of fragrance to your NYE party in addition to a stylish centerpiece.
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Homemade Cotton Candy Centerpiece
Let your dessert do double duty by setting it in the middle of your table as a focal point. When your homemade treats look as pretty as this hand-spun cotton candy, simply display in a mason jar with minimal accompaniment. Not super adept at working with melted sugar? Display a pretty cake or tray of iced cookies instead.
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Honeycomb Table Runner
Whether you make your own paper fans, honeycombs, and tassels, or buy them pre-made, constructing this beautiful arrangement is absolutely worth the effort. Stick to all warm or cool tones (or maybe metallics) in a table runner or centerpiece for a planned, harmonious effect.