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DIY Ideas: New Year's Countdown Craft

12/27/2011 03:00 pm ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

Photo by Lisa Storms

New Year's Eve is all about the countdown, so why not make some bright fun decor playing on this theme? These fun wine corks will dress up the drinks table and you can hang these cheery clocks all around your home. Both crafts are incredibly easy to make with items you already have around the house. Keep reading for the how-to's.

Hanging Clocks

What You'll Need
Construction paper
Hot glue gun
Tape
X-acto knife/scissors
Fishing wire

How To Make It
1. Cut construction paper into long strips that are half as wide as the circles you want to hang.
2. Accordion fold the strips, trying to keep the folds as even as possible.
3. Adhere two or more strips together using tape until you can form a circle.
4. Hot glue gun the center of the circle to keep the shape.
5. Cut 3, 6, 9, 12 and clock hands out of card stock.
6. Attach the embellishments with tape or hot glue.
7. Hang with clear fishing wire.

Cork Countdown

What You'll Need
Craft knife
Card stock
Star hand-puncher (or different shape)
Scissors

How To Make It
1. Cut a slit in the top of a cork.
2. Cut the numbers 1-10 out of colorful card stock.
3. Punch the numbers with a star hand-puncher and then stick them in the cork slits.

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