A Beautiful Mess

abeautifulmess.com · Dec 1, 2015

5 Balloon DIYs for Your Holiday Party!

Hey, friends! We're so excited to share some fun ideas for embellishing your balloons today! We've all seen the pretty tassels you can make for balloons (like the ones we made for Emma's wedding reception), and we thought it would be fun to partner with Balloon Time to create some fresh alternatives!

With the holiday season in full swing, we know you are on the lookout for cute, fresh party ideas! Here are five easy ways to embellish your balloons!

For this post, we inflated all our balloons using the Balloon Time Jumbo Helium Tank, and I have to say it's kind of amazing to be able to do this at home. It let us get a lot more custom with our ideas, and it was super easy to use! We could easily fill all the balloons for this post on one tank.

For the honeycomb string, you can use honeycombs in mini 1" and larger 5" sizes. Just cut off the strings and use the adhesive tabs to close the honeycomb around the balloon string. It's easier to start at the bottom and work upwards so they stack on each other.

For the hanging garland strands, simply staple the top of your garland to the top of the balloon string and let the garland hang down. You can either let them all hang to the floor and puddle a bit like I did with these larger garlands, or you can cut a smaller fringe garland to be different lengths so it creates a shaggy effect.

Why not add some balloons to your balloon? Blow up some mini balloons and use glue dots to stack them on top of each other the height of your balloon strand. Use the glue dots to attach your balloon string to the mini balloons and it will look like the mini balloons are supporting your larger balloon above.

Use a pretty glitter paper and some circle punches to create different circles and attach them with double sided tape (wrong sides together) down the balloon string. Punch a few different sizes of circles for a variated look.

Grab some glittery tinsel to create a furry looking string! Just cut sections of tinsel, wrap around the balloon string, and staple the top of the tinsel to the string about every 6" to create this glittery shaggy look.

Which idea is your favorite? I'm kind of partial to the mini balloons!

Happy Holiday party-throwing!! It's the best time of the year. xx- Elsie

Credits//Author: Elsie Larson, Project Assistant: Laura Gummerman. Photography: Elsie Larson and Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess Actions.

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