DIY Conversation Heart Balloons


This DIY project is sponsored by Balloon Time.

Just before we said goodbye to 2013, I introduced you to an exciting new partnership between Studio DIY and Balloon Time! We kicked it off with a big NYE bash, and I’ll be sharing more fun balloon projects both here and on their site over the next few months. For this project, I decided to re-invent one of the very first projects I shared here on this blog… conversation heart balloons! I perfected my method a lot and it was about time these guys got a real moment in the spotlight. Plus, the letter stickers make this project the easiest project of all time. And look at the impact! Ah! I just want to give a big bouquet of these to everyone I know on Valentine’s Day, so watch out!

DIY Conversation Heart Balloons

DIY Conversation Heart Balloons

DIY Conversation Heart Balloons

I would like to apologize for the eight bazillion pictures in this post. Balloons are awesome and I can’t ever pick just a few!

DIY Conversation Heart Balloons

Mylar Heart Balloons (You can find them at online balloon suppliers like this one, or often at your local party store! If you’re in LA check out LA Balloons. JACKPOT!)
Balloon Time Helium Tank
Twine or String
2″ Red Vinyl Letter Stickers (Get them at the office supply store!)

Blow up your balloons using the helium tank (Have you guys used a Balloon Time tank before for parties? I’ve been using them for years and it’s great for avoiding many trips to the party store filling balloons!) and tie them off with a string or ribbon. Mylar balloons are a bit different than latex. They are self sealing, so you don’t have to tie a knot, just tie the string on! Then take your letters and spell out your words on the balloon. They are actually fairly easy to remove and re-stick, so don’t worry if you misplace one at first! Just carefully peel and stick again! Please note! I wouldn’t recommend putting more than eight letters on each balloon, to ensure they stay floating perfectly! Luckily that’s just perfect for almost all conversation heart phrases!

DIY Conversation Heart Balloons DIY Conversation Heart Balloons

Done!! Aren’t they fun!?

DIY Conversation Heart Balloons

DIY Conversation Heart Balloons

You know what would be even more amazing!? Stuffing a bunch of them in a big box like I did here and making it a conversation heart balloon SURPRISE! You’ll win over some hearts with that one, folks.

DIY Conversation Heart Balloons

DIY Conversation Heart Balloons

All Photos by Mary Costa Photography

 Curious, do you guys have any favorite conversation heart sayings?? I tend to love the classics (as evidenced above) like “Be Mine” and “Wink Wink” but my most recent bag had ones like “Tweet Me” and “Let’s Read” (??) which cracked me up!

More balloon DIYs here, and more Valentine DIYs right here!


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  • Brittni

    I love this project Kelly, and the photos are so great (as usual). I agree with the surprise box idea for this one too. It would be WAY better than receiving chocolates, in my opinion.

  • Terrie

    These are so fun! I really love all the pictures =)

  • LARY@Inspiration Nook

    Love these!!!! How awesome!!!

  • Lindy

    So awesome! These are kind of killing me! Great idea and the pictures are the best!

  • Kait

    This is so clever and cute! What a great DIY. You could do so many things with it!

  • Lisa Frank

    Easy peasy and fabulous, all in one!

    I just looked at the Balloon Time website and was hoping they sell clear balloons, but didn’t see that on their product page. Do you have a good source (possibly online and not LA-based) for buying crystal clear latex balloons? All the ones I’ve tried from party stores are milky and yellow-ish and I don’t really want to fork over money for a bag of 144 balloons that I can’t test out first.

    Lisa 🙂

  • Siv

    What size balloons did you use here?

  • Malicia

    Balloon decorator tip- Put the letters on before you blow up the balloons. Its easier that way. Thanks for the idea. Using this for Valentine 2014 sales.

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