Everyday lives of the Meabon Household

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Birthday Balloon Wreath Tutorial

You might remember the Balloon Birthday Wreath from Harper's birthday posts.  I had a few people ask me about it so I wanted to post a quick tutorial.  You'll have to forgive me but I didn't take pictures of the very beginning stages.

9" assorted latex balloons (I got 100 count packs from Hobby Lobby - You'll need about 8-10 packs)

floral pins

straw wreath - keep wrapped in the plastic wrap

ribbon of your choice
wooden letter for the year you are celebrating and decorations of the birthday theme (again, got mine at the Lobby)

Take balloons and individually pin them into the straw wreath.  Make sure balloons are close together to avoid any gaps.  Line entire front, inside curve and outside rim of the wreath with balloons.

Leave a small portion at the top bare.  The space should be a little larger than the width of your ribbon.

Tie and knot the ribbon tightly around the open space on the wreath.  Leave enough ribbon to make a pretty bow at the top to hang on a wreath hanger.

Once the ribbon is in place, continue to cover the ribbon and remaining blank space with balloons.

Decorate your number as you'd like.  I used the #1, colored it purple with permanent markers since I didn't have paint on hand and hot glued buttons for Harper's First BellyButton Birthday.

Take a small piece of the ribbon and tie around your number.  Make a knot at the top of the ribbon and use a floral pin to secure in the middle of the wreath's large ribbon.

Hang and celebrate!

1 comment:

Karen said...

Gosh that's so adorable! Thanks for sharing..I'll have to try my hand at that when Katelyn's birthday rolls around next year.