52 New Year’s Eve DIY party decorations

diy party decorations - tinsel

It’s officially the season of celebration and every party needs some simple and quick DIY party decorations. We’ve gathered 52 of our fave party pieces/ideas/printables to make your New Year’s Eve the best yet.

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diy party decorations - new years eve resolutions

Add Lia Griffiths’ New Year resolution cards to your party for some reflection time among the fun. Download the free printable here.


diy party decorations - party hats

Every celebration needs a party hat! Here’s how you can make and print Lovely Indeed’s beaut hats for free.


diy party decorations - 2020 headbands

Or if hats aren’t your thing, what about headbands? Make these fun 2020 headbands using Hey Let’s Make Stuff’s tutorial.


In issue 113 Bangin Hangins‘ showed you how to use tinsel to create three fab party pieces. Pick up a copy of the mag here for the tutorial.


diy party decorations - fortune cookies

Use Sugar & Charm’s blog post to whip up your own origami fortune cookies.


diy party decorations - party blowers

Parties are all about making noise, so use Julep’s tutorial and make your own party blowers.


diy party decorations - pinata backdrop

The queen of colour Kalio Chic shows you how to make this crazy backdrop that’ll be perfect for taking photos in front of.


diy party decorations - disco balls

We just had to include these DIY disco balls by Lia Griffith.


diy party decorations - new year eve straws

Oh Happy Day’s metallic straw garland is the ideal DIY party decoration piece.


For those of you that like a little more colour at your parties, follow Sweet Red Poppy’s tutorial for this rather gorgeous trio of garlands.


diy party decorations - ice cream pinata

Tiffany, from Simply Modern Mom, explains how to make this fun (and eventually, tasty) party pinata. Find the free tutorial here.


diy party decorations - new year banner

Every New Year party needs a banner! Use Tomkat’s free printable to decorate with.


diy party decorations - bingo

Fun Squared’s New Year’s Eve bingo sheet is a fab game to bring out once everyone’s done with dancing. Find her free printable here.


diy party decoration - balloons

Count down the hours with Twinkle Twinkle Little Party‘s balloon clock.


diy party decorations - printable

Swap out some of your prints for the evening with Yellow Bliss Road’s jazzy printable.


diy party decorations - glitter garland

Tatertots and Jello shows you how to make a glitter garland using a sewing machine and some card. Make yours in your theme’s colours and enjoy.


diy party decorations - clock glass tags

Differentiate between glasses with Evermine’s printable clock tags.


diy party decorations - cutlery pouches

Give your cutlery an extra flair with Alice and Lois’ paper utensil tutorial.


diy party decorations - place cards

A Bubbly Life’s disco ball name card tutorial is everything we need in life.


diy party decoration - garland

Gold is a classic for New Year’s Eve so whip up Lovely Indeed‘s banner.


diy party decorations - gold glitter garlands

My Cakies‘ gold star garland is a quick decoration and would be fab to make with kids.


diy party decorations - garland

Cheers underneath Bespoke Bride’s Chin Chin garland.


diy party decorations - modern party

Studio DIY transformed her Christmas decorations into party decs which we definitely rate. What a time saver! Head to her blog to see more of her modern colourful look.


diy party decorations - paper balls

Subtle Revelry‘s paper decorations are another quick and simple make – ideal if you’ve left all your party prep to the last minute like us…


diy party decorations - balloons

Make Designed Improvised‘s fringed balloons and add them to your party celebrations.


diy party decorations - moon phases

Bring a spacey element to your New Year celebrations with The House That Lars Built’s moon phase hanging.


diy party decorations - yarn garland

For all you yarn lovers this is the garland you need. Use up your stash and make Designed Improvised‘s garland.


diy party decorations - pom pom garland

The yarn decorations don’t stop there. Make and keep She Saved’s pom pom garland up all year round.


diy party decorations - paper streamers

Another paper make from a Subtle Revelry is these dip-dyed streamers.


diy paper decorations - paper straws

Party Delights‘ yay motif adds a bit of celebration to your average straw.


diy party decorations - placemats

Kailo Chic’s confetti placemats are the ultimate dinner party addition.


diy party decorations - party cups

Paper cups are a staple of any party, but make yours more Mollie with Handmade Charlotte’s tutorial.


diy party decorations - paper garland

Add some paper flair with Craftaholics Anonymous‘ fan garland.


diy party decorations - cake topper

Whether it’s a birthday cake, a New Year pie or a baby shower cupcake, they all deserve a confetti cake topper. Use Aunt Peaches‘ tutorial and make a confetti 2020 to put in your treats.

Check out these party wallpapers below. They’re all free to download and use!


diy party decoration - candle decor

Sugar & Cloth’s rainbow candle centrepiece makes a fab statement for any party.


diy party decorations - photo backdrop

Hunker shows you how to make this New Year’s Eve party backdrop over on their blog.


diy party decorations - cheers banner

Toast in the New Year with A Beautiful Mess’ Cheers banner.


diy party decorations - photobooth props

The Life of Jennifer Dawn’s photobooth props will make for some fab photos throughout the night.


diy party decorations - garland

Spruce up your bannister with House & Home’s extra garland.


diy party decorations - bauble cocktail

Oh So Kel took over the Mollie blog recently to share her fave festive makes, and we think her bauble cocktails would be fab for NYE. See all her DIY party decorations here.


diy party decorations - confetti balloons

Balloons + confetti = celebration central. Use Ginger Ray’s tips and tricks blog post to add some sparkle to your decorations.


diy party decorations - confetti cannons

Continuing with the confetti theme, Meet Penny shows you how to make these confetti cannons from toilet roll tubes and balloons.


diy party decorations - wine bottle covers

Add some fun slogans to your party beverages with Bespoke Brides’ printables.


Cupcakes are a must for any party, so use I Heart Nap Time’s printables to decorate your treats with.


diy party decorations - glitter ice cubes

If you’re feeling extra fancy, make Something Turquoise’s glitter ice cubes.


diy party decorations - paper flowers

Try something a little more unusual this New Year and ditch the black and gold for colour. The Craft Patch shows you how to make these really simple paper flowers.

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diy party decorations - rainbow fan

Keeping with the colourful theme, click here for Icecream Off Paper Plates’ rainbow fan tutorial.


diy party decorations - balloon garland

Pick out some balloons in your chosen colour scheme then follow Pretty Providence’s step by step balloon garland tutorial.


diy party decorations - balloon tassels

Hostess with the Mostess’s rainbow balloon tails were designed with baby showers in mind, but we think they’d make great NYE DIY party decorations.


diy party decorations - tulle pom poms

If balloons aren’t really your thing why not make tulle pom poms instead? Momdot has a tutorial here.


diy party decorations - tablescape

And last but not least is Birds Party’s rainbow tablescape. We just had to end with balloons and multi-coloured madness because it completely sums up Mollie.

We hope you’ve enjoyed these 52 DIY party decorations and can use them for all your 2020 gatherings. If you make or use any of these projects, tag us in a pic on Instagram and Twitter or post it on our Facebook wall!