Sometimes I’m not sure where my ideas come from, and this New Year’s Eve party horn garland is one of those ideas. But, I’m happy to say it couldn’t be easier, and so I made it my one craft for my New Year’s Eve movie night party. The best part is that if you already have a glue gun, you can probably find everything else you need at the dollar store.

New Year's Eve Party Horn Garland Tutorial by The Party Teacher


  • Party horns
  • Noise makers
  • Garland
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon


This one of those tutorials where the instructions may make it seem that this project takes longer than it actually does. I created my garland in about 30 minutes.

1 – Decide how long you want your garland to be. The the easiest way to do that is to hold it up where you want to hang it. Allow some slack for the garland to dip in the middle. Then, add two feet on either end for hanging. Cut your garland to size.

2 – Find the middle of your garland by folding it in half. (The arrow marks the middle of my garland.)

3 – Lay out your party horn and noisemaker pattern on your garland. All you’re trying to do is figure out how many party horns and noisemakers you need to wrap with ribbon in the next step. I decided to allow two knuckles worth of space in between each one. No need to measure precisely on this project!

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4 – Wrap a piece of ribbon around the mouthpiece of the party horn. Cut it to fit. This will be about an inch long.

5 – Apply a line of hot glue to the back of the ribbon.

6 – Wrap the ribbon around the mouthpiece of the party horn. You want the opening of the ribbon to be on the same side as the stapled part of the party horn. (This will allow the staples to be on the back of your finished garland.) Repeat this for as many party horns and noisemakers as you will use in your garland.

7 – Add a generous dot of glue to the spot where the ribbon ends meet.

6 – Place the first party horn glue side down onto the center mark of your garland. I alternated my pattern so it went party horn, noisemaker, party horn. Use the ribbon to place each item at the same height on the garland. Make sure to end both sides with the same item (either party horn or noisemaker). Also, leave an equal amount of garland left over on either end.

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And that’s it. You will breeze through this craft – I promise!

Let me know in the comments section if you try this for yourself!

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