The rumors are true. Thanksgiving is just not my favorite holiday to craft for. Its typical hues and motifs just aren’t my thing, but with some convincing this year, I decided to give it a go… Studio DIY style. Which explains why this is probably the only Thanksgiving DIY you’ll see this year that involves balloons! Would you expect anything less!? The idea behind this “I Am Thankful For…” balloon is to let each of your guest pen what they’re thankful for that year on one balloon, so everyone can see just all that there is to be grateful for in their lives! Display it proudly, and chow DOWN on some food. Deal?
Chalk (Optional, for sketching)
I started by lightly sketching out my “I Am Thankful For” phrase with chalk on the balloon. (I looked up a font I liked on teh computer, and modeled mine after that!) Then, I dipped my paint brush in the liquid gilding and went over the chalk lines. And yes, that’s it!
And yes, now that I have a whole plethora of Geronimo’s frill, you will be seeing it popping up here and there! I mean, how could I resist!? You could also tie streamers or ribbon to the balloon. Then provide a gold paint pen for your Thanksgiving guests to write what they’re thankful for on the balloon!
All Photos by Studio DIY / Frill by Geronimo Balloons
I have a few more fun Turkey Day DIYs headed your way these next few weeks! Stay tuned!
This post is a part of the 12 Months of Martha program, all content and opinions are that of my own.
So cute. And totally appropriate for the upcoming holiday.
Marifer Borbolla says
Since in Mexico we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, i’m not used to craft for this holiday, but I think being thankful is not about just one day…. so I can’t wait to make a balloon like this for any other day!! 🙂
LARY@Inspiration Nook says
Love this idea! Geronimo balloons are just the best. On my wish list for sure.
Melinda @ love melinda says
What a great idea! I love that it’s an unexpected take on Thanksgiving décor!
This is a great way of thinking about it and handling it! Thanksgiving is not my favorite either, I’m more interested in Christmas but I’m not ready to jump full force in to that yet.
Mary @ Mary Costa Photography says
YAY for Thanksgiving DIYs! Proud of you 😉 This is such an awesome idea!