Friday, July 27, 2012

Celebrate at the Door: How to Make a Balloon Wreath

Festive, huh?  My kids feel pretty special knowing this is going up just for them during their birthday week.  I’m pretty sure they’ll be okay with it being up for their birthday month, since it’s inevitable that changing it back to seasonal décor won’t be a priority for me.  

This project couldn’t be any simpler to make and its final cost was around $25.  Here’s what you need:
  •  18-in. straw wreath (leave the plastic on it to avoid mess)
  • curly ribbon
  • A ton of balloons!  (I think I started with 15 packs or so and each pack had 25 balloons in it.)
  • floral pins  (2 packs)
Actually making the wreath is simple, but a bit of a time investment; I did it over 3 nights sitting in the floor watching tv.  My strategy was a bit random- I started using only 2 balloons per floral pin and then realized that was going to take forever and make the wreath a little thin.  So, I mixed it up.  Sometimes I did four, sometimes 3, occasionally 2.  Incorporate the curly ribbon every few pins too! 

Just keep picking it up to inspect it, and keep it balanced as you go.  Don’t forget to check out both the inside and outside of it.  Straw isn’t the next new decorating thing and there’s no reason to see it.  I also tried to make sure I wasn’t overusing any one color, but thinking about that too much started driving me crazy.  I ended up mixing my pile up really well and just grabbing the balloons at random.  

I’m really happy with the results!  If you’re hosting a shower you could customize the balloon colors to match.  I think it would be adorable for a baby shower in pastels.  Adding a cute sign to it would be cute too.  Maybe I’ll add that sometime.  


  1. O thank you! I had bought one a while ago and it broke. I took it apart yolk I found another foam wreath, then I forgot how it went together. Now I can put it back together just in time for my husbands birthday!

  2. super cute! and festive!! Just wanted to invite you to join my Tasteful Tuesday Party. I have been hosting a recipe party (pretty successfully!!!) for over a year now, and this week we are opening up for crafts, DIY and home decor. Hope you can come by and check it out!

  3. Love your wreath. It's really cute!

  4. what a fun and festive wreath idea.may have to try this one day!

  5. adorable! Thanks for linking to the first every craft link at Tasteful Tuesdays! Hope you come back again this week and show off your stuff! Party Opens tonight at 8:30.

  6. Adorable. I featured your colorful and festive wreath on this week's Motivated Monday at BeColorful.

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  10. So glad I found this post again. I'm going to help my child make this for his teachers birthday.