It's that time of year that we reflect on our achievements, failures, and all the blessings in our lives. I am planning a "welcome party to 2010" for my family in hopes that it is a wonderful year. It is an even-numbered year and that is usually a good sign for me! So, to share the fun of welcoming the new year, I created party poppers for our dinner entertainment... I used Nikki's North Pole Lights collection for the decoration and toilet paper rolls as the base. They are super easy to do and fun for everyone! Here is a peek and a picture tutorial for you to create your own for the big day!
Gather the materials:
Tissue paper (I recycled the Christmas box liners!), ribbon, empty toilet paper rolls, glue or strong ATG tape, Nikki's patterned papers, letters or other embellishments, and small trinkets ir candy.
Step 1: Wrap the roll in tissue paper. You can double it up with 2 colors or just single layer it. I measured mine to be 7" x 14".
Use the double sided tape or a few lines of quick drying glue to hold it on while rolling.
Step 2: Cut papers to add over the tissue paper wrapped roll. Cut a piece 4 1/2" x 5" to wrap around a standard roll of TP. You can also add a strip of ribbon or another pattern over it to embellish.
Step 3: Embellish with letters to spell out the recipient's name or 2010 or whatever you want! I also added some of Nikki's quick cut embellishments too with a glue dot to hold it on.
Step 4: Tie one end of the roll with ribbon to hold it closed and fill with goodies that are small enough to fit. I used Hershey kisses and some small toys and ornaments. Tie the other end closed.
Next up is a layout I did featuring Nikki's North Pole Lights collection. We got an Elf on the Shelf for my oldest son to "keep an eye on him for Santa" and it was fun finding him each day in new locations all over the house. We had to say goodbye to Elfie for this year, but he will be back when we least expect it. I used Nikki's cute elf paper and stamps to create this layout. This was perfect with my theme!
I hope you liked my creations this month and I will be back to share my January artwork at the end of the month! For now, Happy New Year to you all!