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
What you will need:
- 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
- Wooden Number (optional)
What to do:
- Blow up about 60 balloons. Don’t blow them up all the way, as that will make them pop easily.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!