With New Year's Eve right around the corner, I have been on the hunt for some pretty and festive decorations. As is often the case, I've had a hard time finding anything in my pastel color palette. So, I took matters into my own hands and made these...
Glittery Pastel Party Horns! Here's what you'll need to make some, too:
- Basic solid-colored party horns (I got my silver glitter ones at Party City)
- Tissue paper in your choice of colors (The Dollar Tree Store often stocks packs of pretty pastels)
- Mylar sheets (available at art and craft stores)
- Glitter (I used Martha Stewart's Tinsel Glitter in Sterling)
- Clear glue (I used good, old Elmer's)
- Paint brush
- Trim or narrow ribbon in coordinating color
- Scissors (a Fringe Scissors is also great if you want to avoid Carpal Tunnel!).
- Glue gun or tape
Directions: To begin, lay a rectangular sheet of tissue paper out on your work surface and smooth it down flat. Paint a narrow stripe of glue along one straight edge. Sprinkle on your glitter and tap off excess. It should look something like this...
Repeat the process with your remaining sheets of tissue and allow to dry completely. Once dry, use your scissors to cut your fringe (in narrow strips, stopping about half an inch short of the top of the tissue paper).
Next, cut your sheets of mylar in the same fashion. How much fringe you'll need in total will depend on how fluffy you want your party horns to be and how many of them you are making. I cut a ton because I wanted mine super fluffy!
Using a glue gun or tape, neatly attach your fringe layers to the outside edge of the horn opening, layering and alternating your tissue colors and mylar as you go. As a final touch, glue some glittery trim over your glued/taped fringe edge to neaten it up. I also added a bit of extra trim around the mouthpiece. Now, fluff up your fringe and you are ready to P-A-R-T-Y!!!