Monday, November 12, 2012

The Birthday Balloon Wreath!

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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
Ihubs couldn’t find them for the life of him), and lots of balloons (2 bags of 72 count for me).

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)

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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.

2 comments:

  1. happy birthday Will!
    Great job on the wreath! I love it!

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  2. I wonder why only the kids get balloons on their burfdays? Oh well, I guess that's the price you pay for getting old as dirt. People just forget the power of balloons. I bet if the Middle East was bombarded with balloons, there'd be no more wars. Yup!

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