Halloween Ghost Balloons

September 23, 2014 | FILED UNDER: Balloons, Halloween
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BOO! These little ghost balloons want to welcome you to Day 2 of Halloween Balloon Week! How fun would it be to have a bunch of these at your front door to greet trick-or-treaters? These ghost balloons with just a touch of spookiness appear like they are flying through the air with a little breeze.

These DIY ghost balloons look like they are flying through the air! || Design Improvised blog

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Supplies for Ghost Balloons

DIY Halloween ghost balloons

How to Make Ghost Balloons

Step 1: Inflate the balloons

Inflate 12″ white latex balloons with helium. I like to use the Balloon Time personal helium tanks. Note that these balloons will stay afloat for about 4 hours. You’ll want to make them as close to the start of your party or event as possible. As a longer lasting alternative to helium balloons, you can use air filled balloons on balloon sticks. These will last for days!

Step 2: Cut strips of party streamers

Cut 3 strands of crepe paper party streamers for each ghost balloon (my strands were each around 2 feet long).

DIY Halloween ghost balloons

Step 3: Tape streamers to balloons

Use a small piece of double-sided tape to affix each crepe paper strand to the bottom of the balloon, spacing them somewhat evenly around the base of the balloon.

DIY Halloween ghost balloons

Step 4: Draw on face

Freehand draw the ghost’s eyes and mouth using a permanent marker and color in. You can put a face on both sides of the balloon if you want.

DIY Halloween Ghost Balloons

That’s it! It takes no time at all to whip up a bunch of these for Halloween!

DIY Ghost Balloons

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3 responses to “Halloween Ghost Balloons”

  1. They do not breeze in the air as easily as you say. They topple over head first – almost to heavy even with a long string to let them breeze through the air – very disappointing!
    Any suggestions to make breeze in the air? I have used all the same materials that were listed!

    • I’m sorry to hear the balloons didn’t work well for you, Diane. Did you use at least 12″ helium grade latex balloons and filled them completely? Smaller sized balloons like 9″ balloons or latex balloons that aren’t helium grade tend to sink fast when decorations are added. I have not had a problem with them being top heavy when I use 12″ balloons and lightweight crepe paper party streamers.

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