Glitter Happy New Year Banner

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!  We sure did, I can't believe it is over!  Time seriously flies.

I wanted to do a simple project for New Year's and decided to do a Happy New Year banner....with glitter!
It was super simple but a little messy, I haven't done much with glitter since....high school.   Luckily I had a little in my stash, but not enough to do all one color.  So I went with three different colors of glitter and barely had enough.
I cut out some triangles and punched holes in them for the background.  I also made smaller triangles with letters in them.  I cut these on on my cricut, but you could easily just trace the pattern and letters with a template and cut by hand.
I put on a layer of mod podge.
Then set on the smaller triangle with the letter cut out. I made sure to push it down really well.
Next I added the glitter!  Making sure it to cover all the background.
And here they are drying.
While they were drying I realized that I didn't make the year.  So I grabbed a scrap piece of leftover blind (projects from these Here, and Here).  Then I stuck on the year with stickers.
I strung it with twine, and literally taped it on the wall.  I wanted to do it on a wood board, but couldn't find one big enough, and just ran out of time.  I actually think it is cute on the wall though.
Sorry for the glare, I did spray the finished pieces with clear sealer, so the glitter wouldn't shed as much,  and it is very overcast so I had to have a light on.
Even still it is fun to get ready to ring in the new year, I have a lot of goals to accomplish this year!

I hope you have a very Happy New Year yourself!

I will be linking to these parties.



  1. Such an adorable banner. I am always afraid of glitter, but I may have to give this a try!

  2. What a fun project and you can bring it out every year. Great tutorial too, thanks so much for sharing:-)
    Happy New Year to you.

  3. A pretty festive project! It looks perfect on the wall above the cute bench! Have a great 2013, Mindi!

  4. This is a great idea. I never think to decorate for New Years! I love that you added glitter :) I'm excited to be following your cute blog!

  5. Wow! What an awesome project! Nicely done =)

    I need to start making creative projects like this.. That's my plan.

    Have a wonderful New Year!


  6. Very cute! Hope you had a fun celebration!

  7. Don't you just love Mod Podge & Glitter! Fun banner. Hope your New Years was great sorry it took a bit to make it over. & thanks for linking up @

  8. this turned out so cute! i always love me some glitter! just found your blog and i'm a new follower :)

  9. SOOO glad I found your site. I wanted to make a banner like this for my son's 1 year birthday... and now this "non crafty" person can be crafty thanks to you!!! Love it!

    Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats


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