As the year winds down we look back on 2016 and look forward to a new year full of possibilities. It is a wonderful time of celebration and hope! If you held on to some of your leftover Christmas ribbon- you are in luck! The ribbon with the wire along the edges is perfect for forming the 2017 numbers in our New Year's Eve crown. Let's party!

Start with:

  • Gift Wrap Ribbons - one with wire edges and one without
  • String
  • Single Hole Punch
  • Scissors
  • Cardstock
  • Paper Fasteners
  • Glue (not pictured)

Create It!

Step 1: Cut an approximately 5 in. piece of wire edged wrapping ribbon. You will need four total - one for each number in 2017.

Step 2: Tie string to one end of ribbon. Roll or twist ribbon and wind string around the length of the ribbon. Tie end and cut off excess string.

Step 3: Shape ribbon rolls into the numbers for 2017.

Step 4: Cut crown shape out of cardstock.

Step 5: Punch holes along bottom of crown and four punches where you would like to place the 2017 numbers.

Step 6: Weave non wire edged ribbon through the hole punches along the bottom of the crown, saving enough ribbon on each side to secure by tying around head.

Step 7: Cut stars from cardstock in a variety of sizes.

Step 8: Glue stars to crown.

Step 9: Push paper fastener through ribbon numbers and secure to crown via previously punches holes.

The ribbon numbers fray slightly at the top and bottom lending a fun sparkling look to this festive New Year's Eve crown. Here's to 2017!