Monday, November 19th, 2012
I saw this super cute balloon wreath on Pinterest and thought I’d give it a try for Henry’s first birthday party. There are a TON of other balloon wreath tutorials, but I found that they all grossly underestimated the amount of supplies needed to complete the wreath. Not having enough supplies sent me to the craft store three times,which is enough to drive a girl crazy. Especially when you have to pay to use a cart at your craft store. So, here’s an accurate tutorial on how to make your own super cute balloon wreath.
Disclaimer: balloons are expensive so this wreath was not cheap to make.
- About 400-450 balloons (Check your local dollar store, mine did not have them but it’s certainly worth a try)
- Straw Wreath
- About 400-450 greening pins
- Ribbon (I used two spools)
(here is where I ran out of ribbon and had to run to the craft store for the first time)
Step Two: Place a greening pin over a balloon and push into the wreath. Repeat 400-450 times. And, that’s it!
Almost done! (and here is where I ran out of greening pins and had to run to the craft store for the second time)
But, really. You’ll periodically want to hold your wreath up and rotate it so that you can see where there are holes or less full areas. You’ll want to make sure that the greening pins are pressed all the way into the wreath, otherwise the balloons will slip around and look funny.
While this wasn’t the cheapest of crafts, it really is cute and I love that I’ll be able to use it for birthdays to come.