And just like that, 2015 is history.
As the New Year arrives in just a few short hours, I’m sharing with you a fun paper craft I created using tissue paper and book pages. I then used my newly crafted items to set up a New Years Table Setting.
A few of my friends are sharing some amazing New Years crafts, decor, and recipes so make sure to check out the links at the bottom of this post!
Gold seems to be the popular color for New Year’s, along with silver, black and white, so when I spotted a pack of pretty tissue paper in those colors during my last-minute Chrismtas shopping, I nabbed a pack and stashed it away for my New Year’s craft.
Along with the Tissue paper medallions I created, I also made some simple place cards out of some tissue and old book pages to tuck into my book page place card holders.
The tissue paper was already scalloped along the edges, making it perfect for this craft.
I created large medallions by folding two pieces of tissue into accordions and then stapling them together into one large medallion. You can see detailed photos of how to fold and make a medallion here.
For the centers of my medallions I cut ovals – one out of an old book page and one out of black tissue – and detailed them with glass glitter and a gold paint pen.
I then used dowel rods I had on hand from other projects and hot glued the rods to the back of the medallions, creating a medallion-on-a-stick.
I tucked the two medallions back-to-back inside a gold tinted mercury glass jar and secured them inside with a string of gold tinsel. I let the tinsel hang over the edges of the jar for some whimsical fun.
For the place cards I cut out small pieces of tissue and glued smaller squares of an old book page to the tissue. I used a gold paint pen to write the initial of the person who was to sit in that spot.
These gold tinted mercury glass ornaments are leftover from Christmas but the gold went so well I just couldn’t resist using them for New Year’s. I’m really not quite ready to pack all the Christmas sparkle away just yet anyway.
What will 2016 look like? What triumphs and trials await us? God Bless us all as we continue our earthly journey!
Happy New Year!
Now go visit my friends and see what they have to share!