Maggie’s birthday party may have been three months ago, but that’s not stopping me from sharing more about it! We never got around to actually sharing the DIYs we did for her party because her birthday kind of kicks off the holidays and we were in the Halloween-Thanksgiving-Christmas-New Year’s blur. But I’ve been itching to dish you the deets, so here they are. Starting with how to make a balloon garland for a birthday party! This little mini-garland we made was perfect for hanging in a doorway and made the place so much more festive, on a dime. It just takes a few minutes to put together, too. Here’s how.
Make Time: 20 minutes
Step 1: Start by blowing up your balloons. We used about 25 mini balloons. Tie off the ends of the balloons as usual.
Step 2: Cut a length of beading wire about two feet longer than the area you’d like to cover with your garland. Our area was about 3 feet, so I cut 5 feet of wire.
Step 3: Insert the end of the beading wire through the tied-off tail of your balloons one by one and string them onto the wire. Stop when it’s as full as you’d like to to be.
Step 4: Hang your garland! We stuck a couple of thumbtacks in a hidden spot on our doorway trim and wrapped the wire around the thumbtacks.
Step 5: It’s totally optional, but I really love the tassels on the ends of the garland. So if you’d like to add them, cut another length of wire and string some tassels on. You might want to loop the wire around individual tassels to keep them spaced out as they hang down. We attached these to the thumbtacks also, and the balloons hid everything nicely.
That’s it! When Maggie saw the garland she lost it! She actually learned to say “balloon” that day. We had to hold her up forever so she could reach it and play with the tassels. Definitely worth it for a first birthday celebration. 🙂 Let me know if you give this fun little decoration project a try! xoxo