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Valentine Balloon Messages

Valentine balloon messages are a sweet and unexpected way to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Surprise your Valentine with a message and check out all of our tips on how to make it work perfectly.

DIY Balloon Love Note Valentines
valentine balloon message

Forget the flowers, forget the chocolate, and definitely forget the giant teddy bears. I’m thinking that this classic DIY of ours is way better than any of that for Valentine’s Day!

I’ve created so many fun Valentine’s Day projects in the past, from printable valentines for kids, to easy valentine crafts, to delicious Valentine’s Day snacks. But this has been one of our most popular projects to date!

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Valentine Balloon Messages

I teamed up with my husband to make this little dream of mine come true and it was a complete blast to run around, bombing downtown with balloon love.

We met so many fun people who were wondering what we were doing, and it was so fun to see people come up and take photos under the balloons we left! I’m still on cloud nine.

If you want a super-fast, super-simple, but high impact way to tell your Valentine you love ’em, create some of these Valentine balloon messages!

DIY Balloon Love Note Valentines

The Best Foil Balloons for Valentine Messages

Not all balloons are created equal. For this project, I recommend the 16″ foil mylar alphabet balloons.

They come in a variety of metallic shades — rose gold would be pretty for a Valentine balloon message! But you can choose your favorite.

I also recommend balloons that have the tab on the upper end of the balloons for hanging, and that you inspect all of the tabs for rips or tears. You don’t want any of your balloons to rip or fall off.

Where to place Your Balloon Messages

Keep in mind as you place your Valentine balloon messages around, that you want to put them in a place where they’re somewhat protected from the elements.

Wind will definitely carry the balloons away if they’re not secured well. Be sure that you tie or tape them up securely.

They work perfectly indoors. If you place them outside, look for a spot that has some sort of coverage or protection from the wind, rain, or sun.

What You’ll Need to Create a Valentine Balloon Message

  • Gold alphabet balloons – I like the 16″ balloons, but the larger size (40″ like these) would be fun for a short message.
  • Balloon pump – A hand pump is all you’ll need if you don’t plan on using it too often.
  • Cotton twine – You could use baker’s twine, or a thicker twine for longer messages. Make sure it’s strong enough to hold all of your balloons.
  • Scissors
  • Duct tape – This will be used to secure your messages to any surfaces where you cannot use the twine to tie a knot. Always test the surface first to make sure the duct tape won’t damage it.
  • Optional: packing tape and a hole punch. These can be used to strengthen and reinforce the hanging tabs on your balloons.
balloons spelling out happy valentine's day

Reinforcing Your Balloons

If the hanging tabs on your balloons are ripped or torn, you want to make sure to reinforce them so that your balloons don’t rip off. There’s an easy fix for this!

Take a small piece of packing tape and fold it over the entire tab of the balloon, making sure the tab is flat. Fold the packing tape back on itself to secure.

Then simply punch a hole where the original hole was. Now you have a reinforced tab for hanging!

How to Hang your Valentine Balloons

  1. Decide on the phrase that you’d like to spell out. The sky’s the limit, but keep in mind that short phrases will be easier to manage while you’re hanging them up.
  2. Inflate all of your balloons using the balloon pump. I also like to tape back the little inflation flap on each balloon so that the letters look nice and clean. To do this, just make sure you’re looking at the front of the letter, then fold the flap around to the back and secure with clear tape.
  3. String the letters onto your twine. Be sure that each letter is facing front as you string them on, and that you don’t accidentally spell your words backwards! Each letter has two holes at the top for stringing. I like to always come through the back to the front on the first hole, then the front to the back on the second hole. If you keep a continuous pattern, your letters will lay nice and flat after you hang them up.
  4. Hang them somewhere! If you can find a fence or some sort of post to tie the ends to, go ahead and to that. Otherwise, tape either end with duct tape to secure your balloon love note Valentines.
balloons spelling out hey good looking
woman standing by xoxo gold valentine balloons

More Ways to Use this DIY Idea

Aside from being a Valentine gift idea, you could use these Valentine ballons in lots more ways!

They’re perfect as party decor. Just string them up around the room and add some tassels or a garland.

You could also use this idea during other seasons — it’s perfect for prom, weddings, showers, birthday parties, and more!

Whether they’re for your Valentine or your Galentines, they’re totally fun.

Just be sure to go back later and take the balloons down, so that they don’t become litter.

woman sitting by gold xoxo valentine balloons

More Valentine DIY Ideas

And if you like this idea, be sure to look at these other Valentine’s Day projects:

If you try this I’d love to know how it goes! Be sure to leave a comment and rate our DIY. xoxo

gold balloons spelling out hey good looking for valentine's day
woman standing by gold balloons that spell smooch me
valentine balloons
gold balloons that spell nice
gold balloons for valentines day
Yield: Valentine Balloon Messages

Valentine Balloon Messages

valentine balloons

These Valentine balloon messages are a fun take on the traditional Valentine gifts!

Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $30

Materials

  • gold mylar alphabet balloons
  • cotton twine
  • duct tape
  • optional: packing tape

Tools

  • scissors
  • optional: hole punch

Instructions

    1. Decide on the phrase that you'd like to spell out. The sky's the limit, but keep in mind that short phrases will be easier to manage while you're hanging them up.
    2. Inflate all of your balloons using the balloon pump. I also like to tape back the little inflation flap on each balloon so that the letters look nice and clean. To do this, just make sure you're looking at the front of the letter, then fold the flap around to the back and secure with clear tape.
    3. String the letters onto your twine. Be sure that each letter is facing front as you string them on, and that you don't accidentally spell your words backwards! Each letter has two holes at the top for stringing. I like to always come through the back to the front on the first hole, then the front to the back on the second hole. If you keep a continuous pattern, your letters will lay nice and flat after you hang them up.
    4. Hang them somewhere! If you can find a fence or some sort of post to tie the ends to, go ahead and to that. Otherwise, tape either end with duct tape to secure your balloon love note Valentines.

Notes

If the hanging tabs on your balloons are ripped or torn, you want to make sure to reinforce them so that your balloons don't rip off. There's an easy fix for this!

Take a small piece of packing tape and fold it over the entire tab of the balloon, making sure the tab is flat. Fold the packing tape back on itself to secure.

Then simply punch a hole where the original hole was. Now you have a reinforced tab for hanging!

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