How to Reuse or Recycle Mylar Balloons

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Party time? Don't just throw away those Mylar balloons from birthdays or other celebrations. Reuse them or recycle them into something totally new.

Things You'll Need

  • Mylar balloons, deflated Scissors Shredder Hole punch, regular or decorative Ribbon
  • Cut and separate the front and back of the Mylar balloon.

  • Cut or shred the front and back pieces into small ribbons.

  • Use the straight edge of the scissors to curl the ribbons to decorate gift boxes or bags.

  • If you don't want to curl the Mylar ribbons you can use them as basket filler or gift bag filler.

  • You can also use a Mylar balloon to make confetti. Simply use a hole punch to punch holes in the balloon.

  • You can also turn your Mylar balloon into a gift bag. Start by cutting a straight line across the top of the balloon about 1/2 inch from the very top.

  • Place your gift inside the balloon bag.

  • Gather the top of the balloon.

  • Tie the top together with a ribbon.

Tips & Warnings

  • Keep mylar balloons and balloon pieces away from pets and small children as this poses a choking hazard.
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