DIY Flower BalloonsJanuary 30, 2015 | FILED UNDER: Valentine's Day, Balloons, Flowers
DIY Flower Balloons
I am so excited about these flower balloons!! Who knew dollar store flowers could look so chic? I swear the flowers look real when they are on the balloons like this. This would be so pretty as decor for a wedding or shower, don’t you think? At a total cost of less than $1 per balloon, that’s my idea of a thrifty DIY!
I took about a million photos (ok, like 300) to try to get some good shots of these, and employed my daughters to be models. They picked out their outfits and got all dressed up for the shoot! Now if only I could get them to stay stay still long enough to take a photo!
A bouquet of these balloons would also make a fun (and inexpensive) alternative to a flower bouquet.
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Supplies for Flower Balloons
- 12″ pink helium grade balloons
- Personal helium tank
- Artificial flowers (I used $1 bunches from Dollar Tree)
- Baker’s twine or curling ribbon
- Dual setting hot glue gun
- Wire cutters
How to Make Flower Balloons
Step 1. Inflate your balloons
Step 2. Clip flowers
Clip your flowers off the stem. You want to clip as much of the stem off as possible so it will lay flat on the balloon (i.e., clip farther up than shown in the photo below!)
Step 3. Glue flower to base of balloon
Here’s where the magic happens. Get out your hot glue gun on the LOW setting, add a dab of glue to the underside of your flower and stick it to the base of the balloon (where it is tied). If you didn’t know you could hot glue things to balloons, be sure to check out my pom-pom balloons!
I added about 3 flowers per balloon. You can glue on a small flower here and there (like the purple ones above) to cover any gaps or glue showing. Add too many flowers and the balloon will sink. I found 3 medium sized ones to work just right! Whip up a bouquet of these and give them to someone you love. 🙂