The Birthday Balloon Wreath!
I love love LOVE the balloon wreath I made in honor of Will’s birthday. Perhaps it was because I hadn’t DIYed in a long time, but this project was very satisfying for me, even though it was super simple.
Here is how I did it:
First, gather the supplies. You will need a straw wreath (mine was 12 inches), extra long satin pins (the original instructions call for u-shaped greening pins, but
Then, take a balloon, push pin through it and into the wreath. Repeat 144 times until the wreath is covered. But, as easy as that sounded, it actually took some practice for me. I wanted the arrangement of the balloons to appear random and the wreath to look even all around. So for every balloon I pinned, I consciously picked the right spot. But once I got the hang of it, it was pretty straight-forward.
I did mine over the course of two nights after the kids were asleep. It didn’t take long, maybe two and half hours, tops.
Anyway, I love it so much that I have decided that I am going to put up the wreath every time we have a birthday in the family. Not just for a day either, but for the entire week! Fun, fun, fun. (insert hubs' eyeroll)
Before I end this post, I have another Will video! We had a balloon-filled 1st birthday party for him on Saturday, which I will share some pictures later. Sunday morning, though, we woke up and found all the balloons had fallen. Here is Will at his own after party.