New Years Noise Makers

I still can’t believe that the New Year is literally right around the corner. I’m hoping 2014 will be just as good as 2013, if not better! I can’t wait to share with you all the exciting new ideas and recipes that come my way. I love New Years Eve, making finger foods, counting down till the ball drops and my absolute favorite…noise makers!

Growing up we had a lot of New Years Eve parties, we wore sparkly party hats, played games, drank punch and snacked around all night, waiting until we could say, “Happy New Year!” My mom had a big variety of antique metal noise makers, I loved picking out a new one to use to ring in the new year. It’s been awhile since I’ve used one now and I thought it’d be fun to make my own. These were so easy to make and I can’t wait to use them in just a few short days.
How to make paper plate noise makers:
1.) For the paper plate noise makers I used small paper plates and large popsicle sticks. I spray painted the popsicle sticks and paper plates gold and silver. I made four paper plate noise makers all together so I spray painted two plates gold, two plates silver and then the same for the popsicle sticks. 
2.) I stapled one paper plate onto one side of the popsicle stick. I placed the paper plate down and filled with rice, as shown below.
3.) I then put hot glue around the rim of the paper plate, then laid the other paper plate on top and let dry for a couple of minutes. After it was dry, I did the same thing as I did to the other side and stapled the plate into the popsicle stick to make sure it wouldn’t fall out.
4.) After the plates were secured, I wrote “Happy New Year” on one side and “2014” on the other with a black paint pen. Then I added silver and gold ribbon around the popsicle sticks and that’s it!
How to make jingle bell noise makers:
1.) I made four of these as well and spray pained two popsicle sticks with gold and two with silver.
2.) I bought a pack of large jingle bells that had both silver and gold bells. I used three per popsicle stick.
3.) I hot glued the bells and then added ribbon around the popsicle sticks. These are even easier to make than the paper plate noise makers, you can have these noise makers made up in no time!
These were very fun to make, I’m happy with the way they came out and like I said before, I can’t wait to use these! What do you normally do for New Years Eve? Do you use noise makers? As always, thanks for stopping by!
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