I love cheerful and fun birthday party decorations. They don’t come much brighter than this colorful balloon wreath! Put it on your front door or above your mantle, it will stay looking good for at least a couple of weeks or more.
This DIY birthday balloon wreath is incredibly quick and simple to make. You can make it in 4 easy steps. Also check out a tutorials for creating a mosaic balloon numbers and backdrops to make this the perfect balloon themed party.
What You’ll Need to Make A Birthday Balloon Wreath
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5″ Balloons (We used approx. 40)
Balloon Air Pump Not required, but very helpful when blowing up 5″ balloons
24″ Wire Wreath or 4ft length of wire
Zip Ties or pipe cleaners
How to Make a DIY Balloon Wreath Decoration
Step 1: Inflate the Balloons
You’ll want to inflate about 40 balloons. They should be under inflated so that they are round and small, and should be a variety of sizes! Aim to inflate them to a variety of sizes between 2″ and 3.5″. You’ll want to tie two of them together after inflating.
Step 2: Add balloons to the Wreath or Wire
Now that all of the balloons are inflated, you’ll take 2 sets of two and twist them together. Once they interlock and loop around each other, use a zip ties or craft pipe cleaner to attach it to the wire wreath. Do this until the entire wreath is covered in balloons
Too Hard? If you find that too hard, you can use wire or a hula hoop instead of the wire wreath. Instead of using zip ties you’ll have to twist the set of four around the hula hoop or wire. Check out this tutorial instead.
Step 3: Add Finishing Touches
Once the wreath is filled, add additional balloons as “decorations” using the balloon tape or a low heat glue gun. Place each balloon where you think you want it BEFORE adding the tape, because it can be hard to move them around once the tape is on. Make any adjustments as needed.
You can also add a giant bow using crate paper or ribbon.
Step 4: Hang it!
Now that your DIY birthday balloon wreath is complete, add some fishing line or pipe cleaner to the back so you can hang it. All that is left is to hang it up and enjoy!
If you have any other questions, email me. I’m always happy to help.
You should also check out these party games and other party decoration ideas.