These pom-pom balloons just might be my favorite DIY balloon craft yet. Who would’ve thought that you could hot glue things onto a balloon without it popping? I figured it was worth a try. 🙂 Hot glue and balloons may sound like a precarious combination, but I promise you it works when you use low-temp hot glue. The results are so fun!
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I first made these for our going away party, but was having too much fun at the party to get any good photos of them. So I made another round the other day. It took 15 minutes. Especially if you have your own personal balloon tank. I always have one of these on hand!
Supplies for DIY Pom-Pom Balloons
- Clear latex balloons – I used clear as I liked being able to look through the balloon and see the pom-poms on the other side, but you could try any color. I also like 18″ balloons – the bigger the balloon the more pom-poms they are able to hold without sinking.
- Small pom-poms – I used 1/2″ glitter pom-poms.
- Hot glue – use a low-temp glue gun or a dual-temp glue gun on the low setting.
- Baker’s twine – I like using baker’s twine to string my balloons but you can also use curling ribbon
- Personal helium tank – this is optional. One tank will fill 20-30 balloons depending on their size. Or can also have a party store inflate your balloons instead!
How to Make Pom-Pom Balloons
Making pom-pom balloons is as simple as putting a small dab of hot glue (low temp) on a pom-pom and sticking it on the balloon! I used a variety of colors and stuck them on randomly until it was well covered.
These were so easy to make I can see myself making lots of different versions of these for parties down the road. You can use any color combination you like. Remember, the bigger the balloon the more helium (and therefore, more pom-poms) it will be able to hold without sinking. These will last for 6-8 hours before starting to deflate. If you want to skip helium, you can use air blown balloons and balloon sticks instead!
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Photos by Annie Parish Photography