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New Year's Eve decorations on a budget! Seven chic ideas

Celebrate 2013 with these festive, money-saving decor ideas.
New Year's Eve decorations on a budget! Seven chic ideas

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Seven New Year's Eve party decorations on a budget

Christmas balls

Don’t put away those decorations just yet! Save the white, gold and silver ones and fill simple glass vases with them as chic centrepieces.

Source: Centsationalgirl.com

festive silver and green Christmas ornaments in a vase on mantle Censationalgirl.com

Natural elements

Snip a few pine boughs and collect a few pinecones and scatter them around the table. Create a more wintery look by adding a bit of “snow” to some of your pinecones. Here’s how to do it.

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snowy pine cone craftBeafunmum.com

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Paper

Turn leftover wallpaper into colourful table runners, placemats or coasters.  Or pick up some card stock at your local dollar store and create these festive garlands, ready in just 10 minutes!

party garlands with paperRoberto Caruso

Shot glasses

If you don't already have a collection, shot glasses can be had for next to nothing at a dollar store. Use them as bud vases with tiny sprigs of fir, a single spiky pine cone, a small bundle of pretty branches, or a miniature spray of blooms.

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flowers in a shotglass, rose decorationTwirlingbetty.wordpress.com

Crockery

Head to a second-hand store and pick up an assortment of mismatched vintage teacups. These can be used to hold pre-party snacks or tealights.

Get the the look: Crate&Barrel

Crate and Barrel tea cup white and blueCrate&Barrel

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Fabric

Make use of leftover ribbons and fabric and dress up your chairs with fun, whimsical  appeal. For more festive ambiance, try using gray velvet or gold lam­­­é.

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Colourful ribbon decoration on chairGreenweddingshoes.com

Countdown!

Start saving those cork toppers from your Christmas festivities and turn them into a cool New Year’s Eve table display. Here’s how to create the look.

Source: Fiskars.com

new year countdown wine corksFiskars.com

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