In July I surprised my first birthday giveaway winner with a cake piñata, and when the second winner’s birthday rolled around last month, it called for balloons. But since shipping balloons isn’t the easiest task, I decided to make my own. Out of honeycombs! And I strung them on a garland, just for good measure. This was the perfect mailable surprise because the honeycombs folded right up! Then when unfolded and hung they make quite the statement. Perfect for birthdays, baby showers, anything really!
A big thanks to all of you who helped me pick the color scheme. You had so many awesome ideas, it took me forever to choose!
Using your folded honeycomb as a guide, draw a half-balloon shape that fits within the honeycomb ball on your paper/cardstock. It’s basically just an upside-down egg shape with a triangle on the bottom! Once you have your template, lay it on top of your honeycombs and trace. Then cut out. Cutting through the cardboard is a little tricky, so make sure you have that good pair of scissors on hand that I mentioned above.
Once you have your honeycombs cut, you’ll want to poke a hole in the top corner of one side of the cardboard on each honeycomb.
Then go ahead and string your twine through each hole to form a garland. This is great because you can store it flat! But when it’s ready to roll, just pop open the honeycombs and secure with paper clips.
Tada! Balloons that don’t deflate… ever!
All Photos by Studio DIY
Happy Birthday Bethany! Hope it was a great one!
Turning honeycombs into different shapes is clearly one of my favorite pastimes, these balloons just had to happen! Remember the Easter eggs, shamrocks and Christmas bulbs? What should I turn them into next!?