DIY CONFETTI NYE NUMBERS
30th December 2013
It wouldn’t be New Year’s be without confetti would it? And on the same token it wouldn’t be New Year’s Eve without some sort of paper project that takes over the house and makes your boyfriend wish you had never met. To celebrate the new year, and all the parties (and headaches) that go hand in hand with the turning of the clocks, Domaine (the new shelter site by Who What Wear) and I recently got together and made a cute and simple (spoiler alert: it’s messy) decoration for your 31st night party. Read on to see how!
Silver paper or paper strips strips
An exacto knife or sharp scissors
A cutting board
A paint brush
1. Start by by printing your letters or numbers, I chose to do a tiled effect on my home printer which allowed me to print them very large and then cut them out and tape them together.
2. Tape them to the cardboard and start to cut the cardboard numbers out using either the knife or the scissors (or a mix of both which is what I did).
3. Complete all the numbers this way, and don’t worry if they’re not perfect, you’ll be covering them completely anyway.
4. Cut up the confetti into small pieces
5. Put a generous amount of glue on the top of the numbers.
6. Use your paintbrush to spread the glue evenly all the way to the edges.
7. Take a handful of confetti and distribute over the glue. Cover completely, pressing down and then let dry.
8. Once completely dry, trim the edges so the number is clear.
9. Take a piece of string or long piece of confetti and stick it to the back.
10. Secure the numbers to the wall with some tape. Voila!
For those who are interested the rugs and cushions are by a new brand called Kohoko, available at A Boy Named Sue.
Make sure you check out Domaine for lots of amazing interior ideas.