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Celebrate Summer with DIY Party Decor

05/05/2016 03:35AM ● Published by Family Features

(Family Features) Spring and summer present endless opportunities to celebrate, from events like graduations and birthday parties to barbecues and gatherings with friends. Impress guests and add an element of fun and whimsy to your party with these easy DIY balloon projects.

Party planning experts Seri Kertzner and Michelle Bachman of Little Miss Party recommend making a bold statement by using fresh flowers to create floral tails on your balloons. It’s an unexpected detail that adds a colorful element to your tablescape. You can tailor the flowers to your party’s color scheme or the guest of honor’s favorites. Put any leftover flowers in vases or use them for a table runner to pull the theme through.

DIY glitter balloons from Kelly Mindell of Studio DIY are another fun project that can lift the look of any occasion. Simply coat clear balloons with spray adhesive and roll them in glitter to add sparkle to your gift table, centerpiece or dessert area.

With Balloon Time’s portable helium tank on hand, you can inflate balloons for creative uses anywhere you want to celebrate.

Floral Balloon Tails

Supplies:

  • Fresh greenery
  • Jumbo confetti balloon
  • Jumbo Balloon Time Helium Tank
  • String or ribbon
  • Lightweight flowers, such as Baby’s Breath

Purchase light, fresh greenery that has a flexible stem. A florist or local farm stand can help identify the greenery best suited for this project.

Buy jumbo confetti balloon. To make the balloon instead, pick up a clear jumbo balloon at a local party store. Cut tissue paper into small pieces and add cut tissue into the balloon before inflating.

Inflate confetti balloon with helium tank and tie with string or ribbon.

Take strand of green leaves and wrap greenery around string, starting at the balloon stem.
Cut small pieces of lightweight flowers – such as Baby’s Breath – and stick them into green leaves where desired.

Notes: Be aware that popcorn ceilings and hot ceiling lights can pop balloons. If high ceilings are a concern, tie balloons to a jar of decorative rocks or candy in the party’s color scheme.

DIY Glitter-Dipped Balloons

Supplies:

  • Clear latex balloons
  • Balloon Time Helium Tank
  • Ribbon
  • Chunky glitter
  • Paper plate
  • Spray adhesive

Inflate balloons using helium tank and tie with ribbon.

Pour glitter onto paper plate.

Spray adhesive on bottom third of the balloon and roll sticky part in glitter until it is completely covered.

Tap balloon to remove excess glitter.

Find DIY celebration ideas for any occasion at balloontime.com or check out Balloon Time on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.

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