How to Make Balloon Decorations Step-by-Step

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Making your own decorations allows you to save money when preparing for a party or other festive occasion. Balloons serve as useful materials for making decorations, as they vary in color, shape and size. This makes it easy for you to create one-of-a-kind decorations to add to your environment. Whether it's a birthday party, picnic or another occasion, making balloon decorations, step-by-step, proves enjoyable to accomplish.

Things You'll Need

  • Assorted balloons
  • Silk ribbon roll
  • Scissors
  • Clear craft tape
  • Spray craft adhesive
  • Loose glitter (assorted colors)
  • Rolling pan (or cake pan)
  • Select a balloon in the shape, size and color you like. For example, for an event such as a Valentine's Day party, you can use heart-shaped balloons of red, white, pink and black for this craft. Use your imagination and choose any type of balloon.

  • Blow up the balloon until it is at the size you want. Tie off the rubber end.

  • Snip a 12-inch length of silk ribbon from the roll. Use a color that fits well with the theme you are going with for this craft.

  • Tie the length of ribbon around the knot of the balloon and secure it into a simple bow.

  • Pour your choice of loose glitter onto a rolling pan. If you don't have a rolling pan, use a cake pan or even a paper plate. Use about a cup of glitter.

  • Hold the can of spray adhesive about five inches from the surface of the balloon. Press firmly on the nozzle to release a fine mist of glue over the top part of the balloon.

  • Dip the balloon into the loose glitter, coating it with the shimmering material. This gives the balloon a touch of shine and extra color, making it a nice addition to a party or other event as decoration. Repeat these steps with other balloons to create more decorations.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use the clear tape to adhere the balloon decorations to the borders of tables, over doorways or anywhere else you want.

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  • Photo Credit Heap of Balloons image by Vanessa van Rensburg from Fotolia.com valentine heart balloons image by T.Tulic from Fotolia.com ribbon rolls image by TekinT from Fotolia.com
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