MNN Galleries

3 DIY New Year's Eve party favors

By: Plenty Magazine on Dec. 9, 2009, 9:13 p.m.
decorations for stemware

Photo: Lindsay Kurz/Plenty

6 of 13

Project 2: Stemware decorations

No matter how many guests you've invited to your party, it's always a good idea to have some sort of system for guests to keep track of their glasses. Minimizing the glasses to one per guest will help keep down the number of glasses you have to wash, saving both energy and water.


• Scissors

• Stapler

• A wine glass or champagne flute


• Colorful scraps of used wrapping paper or holiday cards

• Wire twist ties from food packaging

• Glitter (optional)

Bend a twist tie around the stem of a wine glass, snaking it around in a spiral. Once you have a spiral, remove the twist tie from the stem, carefully preserving the curly-cue form.