NYE shenanigans are a bust this year but you can still have fun while celebrating at home.
You can create your own New Years Eve ball drop at home with this genius idea by Ms. Paige Hemmis to create new traditions at home while ringing in the new year!
You’ll need 4 materials to make the ball and 5 objects to create the drop stand so in total, it takes less than 10 items to create your own New Years Eve ball drop that you can party with!
To start, you’ll need these 3 items to create the New Year’s Eve ball:
- Plastic Cocktail Cups
- Christmas Lights
- A Stapler
- A Drill
To create your own personalized New Years Eve ball, you’ll need to start by drilling a hole in the center and at the bottom of each plastic cup. Make sure to match each hole by the size of your lights.
Next, staple the sides of your plastic cups together and about half through, start attaching your decorate New Years Eve lights!
Then, continue stapling the rest of your plastic together to create a full circle while continuing to add in your lights in each drilled hole.
Leave an opening at the bottom of your finished sphere to insert the rest of your lights and bada bing bada boom, you have your New Year’s Eve ball ready to go for the night!
While setting aside your 2020 New Years Eve ball, gather your materials for the drop stand. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Plywood Round (2’)
- PVC Pipe (1”x 6’)
- L Brackets (4)
To start, grab a 2’ round plywood at the hardware store to create your base. Next, use 4 L brackets to secure the PVC pipe down to the bottom of your round plywood.
Once you’re finished, you can then paint your stand to customize it to your preferred New Years Eve aesthetic!
Finally, use a fishing line to thread through your New Year’s Eve ball onto the drop stand and attach the other end of the fishing line to a hook where it can be easily reached to lower the ball.
Now you know what steps are next, lower this bad boy to the count of 10 at midnight and Happy New Year!