Once Christmas comes and goes, don’t worry about putting away your Christmas trees. Instead redecorate them for the new year! Use several of the following 8 items that you can add as “ornaments” to transform your Christmas trees into New Year’s trees.
Make your New Year’s tree shine by sticking several glittery hats into the branches. Add the different colored hats to the tree to add pops of color throughout.
If you want to make a statement with a New Year’s tree, be sure to add colorful silly string as a final touch on the tree. Your residents will have lots of fun spraying the tree, and the end result will evoke a fun, festive, party-like atmosphere – perfect for the new year.
Sequin Party Masks
Add a bit of mystery to your new year tree by inserting colorful sequin party masks throughout the tree. Use twist ties to attach the masks to the ends of the tree’s limbs so that the vibrant masks are not covered by the greenery.
Since you can’t have a New Year’s celebration without a glitter tiara, be sure to add a few to your tree. In fact, consider making one of the tiaras the tree topper of your New Year’s tree.
Attach colorful foil noisemakers to your New Year’s tree, allowing you to add various colors throughout the tree.
Don’t forget the balloons! Inflate several jewel-tone balloons to stick in the open spaces of your tree to make your New Year’s tree even more festive.
Make your tree sparkle by adding a few gold or silver stars throughout. A star would also work well as a tree topper.
Finally, add clusters of party horns to your New Year’s tree, and encourage passersby to take one for their New Year’s celebrations.
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