How to make a Birthday Balloon Wreath, How to make a Balloon Wreath

How to Make a Birthday Balloon Wreath

Last week I gave you a sneak peek of a fun birthday balloon wreath that I made for Lennox’s birthday! Now it’s time to share with you the few simple steps it took to make this wreath!

How to Make a Balloon Wreath

How to make a Birthday Balloon Wreath, How to make a Balloon Wreath

What you will need:

What you need to make a balloon wreath

  • Wreath – I used a straw wreath but you could use a foam circle as well
  • Small Balloons – I used 1 bag of water balloons from the dollar store
  • Floral Pins
  • Ribbon
  • Wooden Number (optional)

What to do:

    1. Blow up about 60 balloons. Don’t blow them up all the way, as that will make them pop easily.
    2. Start by pinning the balloons to the wreath one by one with the floral pins. To pin the balloons, put the pin through the end of the balloon, below the knot. The pins I used have 2 prongs, so I put one balloon on each prong and then pushed it into the wreath. Try getting them as close together as you can, to get a fuller looking wreath.
    3. Before you get too many balloons on the wreath, I hung it up on a closet door and starting pinning from there so I could see how it really looks. Continue around the full wreath (on one side only) – adding in a variety of sizes and colors to get the look you are hoping for.
    4. Once you have the wreathing looking the way you want it – you can add in a number or word in the middle using a wooden letter or plaque. You really could hang anything or nothing in the middle.


That is about it. If I was to make this again, I may consider wrapping the wreath in ribbon first, so any gaps that appear overtime, are still covered with color rather than the straw wreath.


A week and a half later, the balloon wreath is still intact. The balloons have gotten smaller but it is not too bad! I did see the balloons go down in size in the first 24 hours the quickest – so I wouldn’t make this too may days in advance – I made it about 36 hours a head of time – next time I would do the night before if possible. It only took about 30 minutes!

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12 thoughts on “How to Make a Birthday Balloon Wreath

  1. june brougham

    I was wondering, what size wreath do you recommend. You didn’t mention that. I figured 24 or 36 inch? Great Idea.!!!!
    Thank you Heather

  2. Marilyn

    I thought this looked really cute and decided to try making one for my grandson’s birthday (different colors) Biggest problem was finding the balloons. The key is finding very small ones of good quality so the finished wreath is not huge. Also, many of the balloons did not last for more than a day, so making it the day before did not work out.

    1. Heather Post author

      When I made mine, I used water balloons. I agree, if you are trying to make a boy themed one, it may be a tad harder to find the right balloons in the colors you want. They did deflate some for me but I “”over” pinned the balloons to take care of the “shrinkage” after the first day or so – the wreath stayed about the same size for another 5 days.

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