DIY Disco Ball Earrings

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

For the first DIY of the year, I really wanted to showcase something I LOVE- disco balls! I really wanted a pair of disco ball earrings that were simple, and not cheesy. So many of them go with a 70's costume and they're more groovy than classy. I love that you can wear these earrings anytime there's a party- or anytime you want to party. They're super easy to make and lightweight. Plus the pack comes with 12 mini disco balls- that's enough for 6 pairs of earrings! So pop on your earrings, grab some confetti, and party the night (or day) away! If you want a party go along with them, check out this Pink Disco Ball Party!

You can wear these earrings anytime there's a party- or anytime you  want  to party. They're super easy to make and lightweight. Check out the DIY now!
You can wear these earrings anytime there's a party- or anytime you  want  to party. They're super easy to make and lightweight. Check out the DIY now!
You can wear these earrings anytime there's a party- or anytime you  want  to party. They're super easy to make and lightweight. Check out the DIY now!

You will need:

Mini disco balls (here)
Jewelry tool kit (here)
Jewelry findings kit (here)
Pink seed beads (similar here)

Directions:

You can wear these earrings anytime there's a party- or anytime you  want  to party. They're super easy to make and lightweight. Check out the DIY now!

1. Remove the string from your mini disco balls

2. Take your pin and insert it through the center of your disco ball using the hole from the string as a guide. The flat end should be at the bottom.

3. Add a few seed beads to the top and trim if necessary.

4. Twist your pin around the edge of your round nose pliers to create a hanging hoop.

5. Attach your earring hook to your hanging hoop. Wear and enjoy!

You can wear these earrings anytime there's a party- or anytime you  want  to party. They're super easy to make and lightweight. Check out the DIY now!
You can wear these earrings anytime there's a party- or anytime you  want  to party. They're super easy to make and lightweight. Check out the DIY now!
You can wear these earrings anytime there's a party- or anytime you  want  to party. They're super easy to make and lightweight. Check out the DIY now!
You can wear these earrings anytime there's a party- or anytime you  want  to party. They're super easy to make and lightweight. Check out the DIY now!
You can wear these earrings anytime there's a party- or anytime you  want  to party. They're super easy to make and lightweight. Check out the DIY now!
You can wear these earrings anytime there's a party- or anytime you  want  to party. They're super easy to make and lightweight. Check out the DIY now!

Don't mind my crazy face- confetti makes me a little bit too excited haha. How great are these earrings?! Be sure to check out the Pink Disco Ball Party for even more pink party goodness!

Pink Disco Ball New Year's Eve Party

I absolutely love disco balls, glitter and sequins, so it’s no surprise that New Year’s Eve is one of my FAVORITE parties to plan for. It’s the one time of year that you can dress up in glitzy glam from head to toe, and not seem like a weirdo. Last year, I left my New Year’s plans to the very last minute, and ran to my local dollar store to grab some items. While it came out really cute in the end, this year I wanted to plan it out a whole lot more. I wanted it to be PINK. And SHINY. AND DISCO BALLS. Gimme allllll the disco balls! And, since Christmas can be super pricey (goodbye, money!) I wanted this party to be affordable. So, I ran around my house and collected a few items, while also investing in some pieces I can use again and again. I have to say I’m really happy with the results. Can I live in this party permanently?!

Pink and Silver and Disco Balls, oh my! This New Year's Eve Party is just what you need! Click for the full post.

Since this party has a whoooole lot of stuff going on, I wanted to make it easy to get a list of all the supplies. It's all here in this excel sheet, right down to the confetti! You'll know exactly what I used and how much to order, in case you want to re-create the party, or to purchase a specific item. It'll come straight to your inbox in just minutes!

The printable is available in my resource library, which you can get totally FREE access to, just by signing up. What exactly do you get? Access to all my printables, including party planning guides, checklists, and my projects. By signing up, you'll have access to all projects- past, present and future! 

Pink and Silver and Disco Balls, oh my! This New Year's Eve Party is just what you need! Click for the full post.
Pink and Silver and Disco Balls, oh my! This New Year's Eve Party is just what you need! Click for the full post.

To dress up your party, opt for an elegant white tablecloth instead of the usual plastic ones. This one is made of polyester and resists stains, so it’s perfect for popping it in the washer after the party is done! It’s also affordable too, just in case you end up with stubborn stains that just won’t come out. 

Pink and Silver and Disco Balls, oh my! This New Year's Eve Party is just what you need! Click for the full post.

Every New Year's Eve party needs as much sparkle as possible! These glasses are dressed up with some basic and inexpensive star wire, and I think they’re so worth it! Because pink + tinsel + champagne = perfection. Top them with a disco ball stirrer and you’re in business, baby!

Pink and Silver and Disco Balls, oh my! This New Year's Eve Party is just what you need! Click for the full post.

For a fun party favor your guests are sure to love, grab a pack of disco ball cups! I have one I got on a Carnival cruise a few years back and I use it at almost every party I throw. It's the BEST for using on New Year's Eve!

Pink and Silver and Disco Balls, oh my! This New Year's Eve Party is just what you need! Click for the full post.
Pink and Silver and Disco Balls, oh my! This New Year's Eve Party is just what you need! Click for the full post.

For the table setup, I grabbed a bunch of white and pink items, and created a disco ball table runner! It was super easy, since all I had to do was scatter some disco balls down the center.

Pink and Silver and Disco Balls, oh my! This New Year's Eve Party is just what you need! Click for the full post.

I also set up a bar in the corner to hold all our supplies. It acted as both a champagne bar and a confetti bar! All I had in this corner was a black desk, so I covered it up with a giant silver sequin tablecloth and some pink velvet to match the theme.

Pink and Silver and Disco Balls, oh my! This New Year's Eve Party is just what you need! Click for the full post.
Pink and Silver and Disco Balls, oh my! This New Year's Eve Party is just what you need! Click for the full post.
Pink and Silver and Disco Balls, oh my! This New Year's Eve Party is just what you need! Click for the full post.

I also wanted to create a little "lounge" area, so I gathered some ottomans and pillows to make it comfy. I set everything up in the corner, and added a small table for everyone to set their drinks on. My zebra tray was the perfect addition. This little lounge didn't cost any money and looked super cute!

Pink and Silver and Disco Balls, oh my! This New Year's Eve Party is just what you need! Click for the full post.
Pink and Silver and Disco Balls, oh my! This New Year's Eve Party is just what you need! Click for the full post.

These balloon animal dogs got to make their debut once again. They make me so happy.

Pink and Silver and Disco Balls, oh my! This New Year's Eve Party is just what you need! Click for the full post.

While we were ready to party the night away, Roger snuck in and explored before having a rest under the table. Maybe he was impersonating the zebra so he wouldn't be seen?!

Pink and Silver and Disco Balls, oh my! This New Year's Eve Party is just what you need! Click for the full post.
Pink and Silver and Disco Balls, oh my! This New Year's Eve Party is just what you need! Click for the full post.

Woohoo! And just like that, another year came and went. It's past New Year's Eve now, but if you're itching to have this party, I think it would make a great birthday party, bachelorette party, or even a Valentine's Day party! Be sure to request the excel sheet now, so you can get the full list of supplies in a handy excel sheet!

The printable is available in my resource library, which you can get totally FREE access to, just by signing up. What exactly do you get? Access to all my printables, including party planning guides, checklists, and my projects. By signing up, you'll have access to all projects- past, present and future! 

Last Minute Dollar Store New Year's Eve Party

New Year's Eve is just 2 days away. There's barely enough time to shop Amazon Prime, so you've got to do something different. How about checking out your local dollar store? They've got everything you need to throw a really cool party on a budget. Don't believe me? Check out the loot I got from my local dollar store!

Looking for last minute party ideas for New Year’s Eve? How about checking out your local dollar store?! I’ve created new year’s DIY projects that are cute, easy, and adorable! #newyearseve #dollartreediy

Note: not everything in this post cost me $1, but they were all under $3 at the local dollar store. I've also linked some items on Amazon in case you can't find them at your dollar store. This post contains affiliate links.

Light up the New Year

Sometimes when you're browsing the dollar store, you'll find some cool items that can be repurposed. 

For instance, I found these really cool flashing number cake toppers, intended for kids' birthday parties, that would fit in perfectly with New Year's decor. They're meant to hold candles, but I think they look fine on their own. They'd probably look really cool with sparklers in them, but I never use sparklers (I'm scared of them!) so I'm not sure how that would work ;)

DIY Metallic Confetti Balloons

At the dollar store, I found these metallic shreds that go in gift baskets, but I thought of a much prettier use for them- confetti balloons!

You will need:
Clear Balloons
Metallic Shreds
Funnel or rolled up paper (here)
Scissors
Drink Stirrer or pen
Helium Tank or Balloon Pump

1. Take your clear balloons and give them a stretch, especially the neck.

2. Grab a few strands of the metallic shreds and roll them up. Squish them into the opening of the balloon, using the drink stirrer to carefully push them through the neck and into the balloon area. 

3. Repeat this a few times until you fill up the balloon. Remember that once it's blown up, the shreds will take up a lot less space.

4. Optional Confetti: Take a funnel or rolled up piece of paper and place it in the neck of the balloon. Cut up the shreds to create a confetti and use the drink stirrer to push them into the balloon. I used a paper funnel, so I pushed the confetti down, then used the neck of the balloon to pull the confetti into it. This was easier than trying to shove it all through the tiny hole.

5. Blow up your balloon using the helium or a balloon pump. Remember that air will escape, so it's best to blow these up on New Year's Eve, but you can pre-fill them so they're ready to go :) Then you can pop them at midnight for a fun confetti explosion!

DIY New Year's Eve Hair Accessory

This is probably THE EASIEST New Year's Eve hair accessory tutorial you'll find. All you'll need are some alligator clips and self-stick foam numbers!

To make these clips, peel the backing off the numbers and stick them onto the hair clip. Didn't I tell you it was easy?! If you want to jazz them up a little more, you can put a piece of ribbon on the alligator clip so it isn't silver, but I don't think it's necessary and I like the extra shine of the metallic silver.

NYE hairclip.jpg

New Year's Eve Accessories

We are going to step away from the DIY projects to focus on the stuff that you can purchase from the dollar store. This stuff is MUCH cheaper than what you can find at Party City or similar stores. I think these hats were $1.29 but at Party City, similar ones were $3+. 

My local dollar store also had a lot of really cool 2017 glasses. I thought these two styles were the nicest and made it obvious that it was 2017 (not 2007) so I picked 'em. Also those rhinestone ones had the nicest pink color plus they're so Y2K that I couldn't resist. They also kinda remind me of the Times Square ball drop.

I got 2 different types of noisemakers. These small streamer ones in pink and blue (above) and the traditional cone shaped ones (below). The cone ones were cheaper and came with twice as many for just a little more than the small ones. Plus they're appropriately themed! 

I also got some nice trays, cups, plates, etc. for the table, plus all the silver and multi-colored disco balls. They're cheaper than the ones on Amazon and a decent size, so that was a win! I've been wanting to do a fun color scheme for New Year's Eve for a few years now, so I'm really excited that I get to try it this year.

Have you tried any fresh color schemes for NYE? What color palette do you usually use? Let me know in the comments! And don't forget to follow my NYE board on Pinterest :)