Make retro New Year’s Eve party decor. This is a sponsored post.
Make retro New Year’s Eve party decor.
I had originally thought I would use black and gold for my NYE party decor. Then I saw the incredible color options available in ultra metallic vinyl from StyleTechCraft. I just had to incorporate these fun, glittery colors! I went with a retro New Year’s Eve party theme using shades of blue and green. I was able to keep my budget low by shopping at Goodwill San Antonio. You can always find a huge variety of glassware at any of their stores. The trays were part of a set of seven…a super deal for crafting!  Even if the glasses and trays don’t match completely, they will look cohesive thanks to our color scheme and custom cut vinyl.
Make retro New Year’s Eve party decor.

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Make retro New Year’s Eve party decor.
Our champagne glasses will do double duty with this table setting! You can use my cut file if you like, or download a template for a paper lampshade. I chose a groovy retro background to use over the lampshade template, and melded the shapes together.
Cut the lampshade design from the ultra metallic vinyl. Weed the design. Use clear transfer tape to place the glittery design on the vellum paper.
Trim the vellum around the vinyl to make the lampshade. Tape the edges of the vellum lampshade together using bits of the clear transfer tape. The transfer tape is so sheer you can’t even see it! Pop the groovy lampshades on the glasses and drop a battery operated tea light inside. When it’s time to toast the new year guests can just remove the lampshades and lights.
Trim the vellum around the vinyl to make the lampshade. Tape the edges of the vellum lampshade together using bits of the clear transfer tape. The transfer tape is so sheer you can’t even see it! Pop the groovy lampshades on the glasses and drop a battery operated tea light inside. When it's time to toast the new year guests can just remove the lampshades and lights.
I cut the phrase “happy new year” from a light blue ultra metallic vinyl sheet. After weeding and transferring the vinyl, I trimmed a circle inside the transfer tape so I could arrange the phrase on the base of the glass.
I love this emerald ultra metallic vinyl, and this fun pattern is perfect for my retro inspired tablescape. I measured the oval inside the silver platter so I could size the pattern to fit. Transfer the beautiful pattern to the tray bottom to instantly transform this piece. This tray will be great for serving small appetizers or dessert.
Trim the vellum around the vinyl to make the lampshade. Tape the edges of the vellum lampshade together using bits of the clear transfer tape. The transfer tape is so sheer you can’t even see it! Pop the groovy lampshades on the glasses and drop a battery operated tea light inside. When it's time to toast the new year guests can just remove the lampshades and lights.
This last tray was a bit of an experiment and it didn’t go entirely as planned. I wanted to have the beautiful light blue metallic vinyl against a matte black background, so I painted one of the trays with chalkboard paint. The transfer tape took some of the paint off and I had to touch it up. Next time I will probably put a flat black vinyl rectangle on the tray and layer the glitter vinyl on top, to save time and to make it look neater. I labeled this with the year thinking that it would make a cute piece of decor on a dessert table. It could also hang on the wall and be used as a magnet board.
Trim the vellum around the vinyl to make the lampshade. Tape the edges of the vellum lampshade together using bits of the clear transfer tape. The transfer tape is so sheer you can’t even see it! Pop the groovy lampshades on the glasses and drop a battery operated tea light inside. When it's time to toast the new year guests can just remove the lampshades and lights.
The fun thing about using vinyl to create party decor is that you can customize your design to fit your theme. I love the way my groovy retro New Year’s party is shaping up!

4 COMMENTS

    • Thanks so much! Only another crafter would realize how much weeding that was. 😂 Totally worth it, though.

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