How to decorate an apartment for the New Year 2020: 8 decor ideas
Rats are resourceful and quick-witted, with a quick reaction and developed intuition. They are very observant and easily adapt to any changing circumstances. Sounds tempting, doesn't it? Now until the New Year 2020, the year of the White Rat, there is nothing left! It's time to think about preparing for the holiday! We tell you how to easily and simply decorate your apartment.
1. Original Christmas wreaths
Well, what New Year without holiday wreaths, which are so nice to exchange in the company? If ordinary spruce branches with bows have long been bored - surprise your loved ones and use unusual materials. You have clothespins, buttons, paper and cardboard, even ordinary curly pasta, painted with gold paint.
2. Citrus Christmas candles
Another interesting and New Year decor option is candles poured directly into oranges and tangerines. No essential oil can compare with their aroma during a festive feast. And most importantly - just gently peel and cut the peel without touching it. But keep in mind that such candles are best done 1-2 days before the holiday, otherwise they will dry out!
3. New Year's rats from felt
Felt is a soft, warm and truly winter material that is ideal for crafts. It has two advantages at once: the absence of the front and the wrong side and non-woven backing. The latter means that it is not necessary to process the edges of all parts so that threads do not stick out and they do not open.
It is very simple to work with felt: it is enough to find or draw nice patterns by hand. Transfer them to the fabric, carefully cut and connect the parts together. Eyes, mustaches, tails and other little things can also be made from threads, other fabrics, buttons and special blanks. With the help of the same felt, you can turn everything into charming baby rats: from a nutshell to cones.
4. New Year's rats from paper
Paper and cardboard are the simplest and most affordable, but at the same time the most diverse material. It is a good choice for decorating an apartment with a small child. Moreover, applications and origami perfectly develop fine motor skills and stimulate the imagination.
5. New Year's rats from threads
Rats made of thick woolen threads or sisal will become a very cute and very simple decoration for the theme of the New Year. You only need foil or any other material for the body-frame, glue and the threads themselves. Eyes and nose can be made of beads, special blanks, or simply painted on top.
Take the thread and make two identical knot-loops next to it - these will be rat ears. Glue them to the right place on the body, just pick up the glue for the material (PVA does not grab onto compressed foil, unlike superglue). Then just gently and evenly wrap your face and body, leaving a rat tail at the end.
6. New Year's rat-amigurumi
Amigurumi - small touching toys crocheted or, less commonly, knitting needles. Here you will need both experience and much more free time. But on the other hand, charming ready-made rats will certainly not leave you indifferent, and at home you can make a keychain, bookmark, stand or just leave it with decoration.
7. Fancy Christmas balls
Balls on a Christmas tree or for room decor - always a win-win option for decorating an apartment for the New Year. Moreover, it is so simple to avoid commonplace: use newspaper tubes, sequins, paper scales, beads and even cinnamon sticks!
8. Transparent candles in New Year’s glasses
You can’t argue that candles are an integral part of the New Year holidays, and transparent glasses are especially good on the table. The only caveat - you will need a special helium wax and dyes. To get the effect of bubbles, when melting, the gel must be constantly mixed. And the rest of the mechanism is the same - to fix the wick, fill in the form, add aromatic oils.