Dishwasher Safe Glittered Champagne Flutes

glittered champagne glasses mod podge dishwasher safe

Creating glittered Champagne glasses is super easy with Dishwasher safe Mod Podge!  Yep you can wash them in your dishwasher!!! (top rack only and they do have a cure time)  But hey this is pretty “breakthrough” for crafting and DIY.  Have a peek at the video below to see how we whipped up these sparkly glasses.


Glittered Party Stars for New Year’s Eve

glittered party stars with Mod Podge Glittering with Mod Podge is super easy and the results are stunning!  Have a peek at the video below to see how we whipped up these sparkly stars.



Video: New Year’s Eve Ideas on NBC’s IVillage

New Year Projects Cathie Filian

If you are planning a New Year’s Eve party for two or then we have some fun ideas for you in this video.  All the crafts are easy on the budget and some even use office supplies! Happy New Year!! xoxo Cathie and Steve

Video: New Year’s Eve Party segment I did on NBC’s IVillage Live. If you are looking for quick nibbler recipes then check out the recipe archive.

Craft This: New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

 Welcome friends to your home with a front door wreath that spells out the occasion.

Add a festive centerpiece to your table with an altered plate and candle.

 Alter a wine gift box into a New Year’s Eve champagne gift box with scrapbook paper, Mod Podge and chip board letters.

Every party girl needs a hat!  Check out these simple ideas that can be made with scrap papers, glitter and feathers.

Make It: New Years Eve Tee for Baby

baby onesie new years eve

Even babies want to ring in the New Year!  This is quick and easy snapsuit makeover can be made in under 1 hour!  It does not get any easier than this craft!  This design is from my book, 101 Snappy Fashions.

Baby Snapsuit
Letter Iron-ons
Get Crafty:

Following the instruction on the day package, dye the snapsuit purple.
Wash and Dry the snapsuit.

Using an iron, add the letters in a random line across the snapsuit spelling “wake me at midnight”.

That is it!

Pretty Easy.

Ring in the New Year with some easy ideas!

new years eve crafts

You still have time to whip up some festive New Years Eve Party Supplies that won’t break the bank!  All the items pictured began as basic $1-Store items and were altered with a little paint, Mod Podge and scrapbook paper.

If you are hosting a dinner, consider using clear plates and altered chargers.
Bring a bottle to a party?  Alter a wine gift box with scrapbook paper.
Pouring a toast for when the clock strikes midnight?
Use FolkArt Enamels to paint your own designs.
You will be the bell of the ball with a party tiara.

Make it: New Year’s Eve Centerpiece

New Year’s Eve – Candle Plate and Candle

new year's eve centerpiece

Make a New Year’s Eve Centerpiece with scrapbook paper and Mod Podge…oh and since I am a girly-girly we tossed in some feather boa trim.  psssst. Don’t tell Steve.

Matte Mod Podge
Glass plate
Chunky candle
Foam paintbrush
Scrapbook papers – 3 different styles
Decorative feathers, trims & Silk flowers
Hot glue
Sticky back “new year” rhinestones


1. Trace around the plate onto a piece of scrapbook paper. (leave a little extra for overhang – this will be trimmed later). Cut out the design. Apply mod podge to the back of the plate and to both side of the cut paper. Place the paper design side down on the back of the plate. Use your fingers to press out any air bubbles. Allow to dry.

2. Cut a second piece of scrapbook paper to fit the top-inside of the plate. Apply Mod Podge to the back and front of the paper. Position the paper in the center of the plate, press out any air bubbles with you fingers and smooth your brush strokes. Allow to dry and hot glue decorative trim around the edge of the paper.

3. Hot glue decorative trim around the outer edge of the plate. Add a flower to one corner and apply the “new year” stickers across the top of the plate.

4. Trim the last piece of scrapbook paper to fit around the candle. Apply Mod Podge to the back of the paper. Wrap the paper around the candle, hold into position. Apply more Mod Podge to topcoat over the design.

Make it: New Years Eve Party Hats

new years eve party tiara craft

You can custom make your own New Year’s Eve party hats with a few simple supplies and some basic hats from the dollar store. I found several different varieties for altering. Happy New Year!

FolkArt paint – silver anniversary 506
FolkArt Extreme Glitter – silver
Mod Podge matte
Dollar store party hats – cardboard
Foam paintbrush
Scrapbook papers
Hoot glue
Feathers and feather trim
Chipboard shapes
Silk flowers


1. Begin with dollar store party hats. Disassemble the hats.

2. To make a glitter hat, paint the hat with the silver anniversary paint. Next, topcoat with three layers of silver extreme glitter. Once dry reassemble the hat.

3. To make a Mop Podge hat, trace the hat shape onto the back of a piece of scrapbook paper. Trim the paper. Apply mod podge to the back of the paper and position onto the cardboard hat. Use you fingers to press out any air bubbles. Apply Mod Podge to the front of the paper if desired.

4. Decorate: Using hot glue, add feather trims, decorative trims and loose feathers to the hats. Add chipboard shapes or rhinestones letters to the hats. Hot glue silk flowers to the hats.

DIY New Year’s Eve Party Signs

Party Signs for New years Eve

Create a fun and welcoming sign with a small TOP HAT & some scrap book paper. I did a little embossing and added some fabby rhinestone letters. Perfect for on a bar or buffet table.

Craft a yard sign made from foam core board. Place it on your front walk so guests can easily find your home and neighbors can get in the New Year’s Eve spirit.

New Year’s Eve Crafts! Recycled Record Album Clock, Glam Party Glasses and Altered Party Hats

Countdown Clock, Party Crowns & Tagged Glasses
Adorn plastic party glasses with a bit of feather trim and a few ribbons, add a festive tag and some wired stars and your guests will be ready to party. Tip: Use low temp hot glue to attach the glasses to the base.Count Down in style with a recycled record album clock. I added guitar picks for numbers a few sticky back rhinestones and some lime green letter stickers to spell “Happy New Year”. You can pick up the clock
parts at any local craft store.

Embellish simple party hats with bits of tinsil, feathers and butterflies. Don’t forget to add glitter!