I have been swooning over these festive balloon wreaths for quite some time and with all the DIY tutorials available on Pinterest, I decided to give it a go and get crafty. I stuck to the theme colors of my daughter’s Madeline/Parisian inspired birthday party but the possibilities are endless, making them the perfect decoration for any celebration! All the supplies needed can be found at your local craft and/or party store (I went to Michael’s) and if you have the time and patience (it took me a good 5-6 hours), I promise it’s quite simple!
First, you will need to collect the following items:
- straw wreath, left in plastic wrap
- greening pins
- a whole lot of balloons (I used close to 400 for a larger, fuller wreath)
- ribbon to cover the straw (optional)
- pipe cleaners (optional)
- rubber mallet (to save your poor thumbs from going numb)
Okay, time to get to work! If you choose to wrap the wreath with ribbon, go ahead and do this first by securing it to the wreath with greening pins. I attached two to three balloons per greening pin by simply grouping the balloons together in an arrangement to my liking and (waaaaait for it), pinning them to the wreath.
Repeat this step one thousand times over until the wreath is totally covered and VOILA!!! Easy peasy. To add your “curling ribbon”, wind pipe cleaners around a pencil to achieve the perfect curl. Attach each pipe cleaner to a greening pin and fill in any empty spaces of your masterpiece.
The finished product is so darn cheerful you can’t help but smile! I can’t hardly wait to hang this baby on the front door again… countdown to the Fourth of July begins NOW!