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DIY Giant Ornament Balloons


A DIY on a Friday!? I know, I’m living on the WILD side over here! But in all honesty, when the holidays roll around I have so much content I want to share with you, I can barely squeeze it all in! So, instead of my typical round-up I’m popping in with a quickie DIY…. for giant ornament balloons!! BAM! Aren’t these so fun!? I made them at the last second on set for our Martha Stewart shoot, and we decided we needed to snap a few pics. I don’t have a photo tutorial this one, but it’s so easy peasy, I’ll get you through it with words! And then you can super size your holiday decor, too!

DIY Giant Ornament Balloons

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17″ Balloons (You can often find them here!)
Metallic Cardstock
Metallic Pipe Cleaners
Strong Tape and/or Hot Glue
Scallop Scissors (optional)

Cut a strip to your desired size for the ornament topper. Mine was about 4″ by 12″. I decided to scallop one edge of the strip, but that’s totally optional! Tape or hot glue the ends of the strip together, and then glue a pipe cleaner to the top of the cylinder you just made, forming a loop. Last but not least, tape or hot glue (use the gun on the low heat setting) your ornament topper to your balloon, covering up the balloon’s tail. Done!

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All Photos by Mary Costa Photography

And there we have it! I’ll pop in tomorrow with some links for your weekend, but for now… I hope to see you all crafting some giant ornaments!

Shop all of our holiday balloons right here!

p.s. My skirt is from ASOS for those that have asked!

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