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August 01, 2017

If you think balloons are just for children’s parties and cheesy prom photos, think again. This fun and highly versatile party essential is actually a DIY bride’s best friend (and also happens to be very affordable). With a little creativity, you can take a balloon that cost a few cents and make it look like a million bucks – isn’t that what being a DIY bride is all about?! Step up your balloon game on your wedding day with these 15 crafty ideas guaranteed to make your balloons pop.


Tulle


Cover balloons in colored tulle and secure with ribbon, flowers, tassels or any other craft item you have on hand.

Love this balloon DIY.  Add some tulle over a balloon and it completely changes it! Perfect for an indoor or outdoor wedding. Photography, concept & creative direction: @hipster_mum / Balloons: @borntopartyshop / Found on: Poppy Talk.


Flowers and Greenery


Attach fresh or artificial flowers to balloon tails for an instant romantic, boho upgrade.

Floral balloon garland - so pretty and feminine. I could see this at a party or wedding! Found on: Style Me Pretty.

Marble and oversized balloons with greenery. #weddinglove Photo: Max and Friends.


Ceremony Arch


Tie balloons together and anchor at each end for an affordable and easy balloon arch.

Gorgeous balloon arch.  White balloons with real flowers! So beautiful for a wedding. Photography: Beck Rocchi Photography / Flowers: Raven and The Rose / Balloons: Belle Balloons / Wedding Dress: Bridal Atelier / Makeup: Shae Cara Makeup / Hair: Ally Jenkins Makeup / Found on: Lenzo.

OMG this wedding balloon arch is INSANE! Love the jewel tones and the gorgeous bride. Balloon arch: @art_petrov and @floral_style / Planning: @cranberryevent and @marina_buryndina / Photography: @lk.photo.


Text


Turn your balloons into save the dates, Mr. and Mrs. balloons, or even a wedding menu by writing on them with a Sharpie. For a full tutorial on how to do this, click here.

This is such a unique idea! Menu written on a balloon at your party or wedding. Found on: A Merry Thought.


Glitter (Inside)


Fill transparent balloons with glitter, confetti, or tissue paper to get them glitzing from the inside out.

Mr and Mrs balloons with gold confetti balloons.  Wedding decoration idea? Photo: Twigs and Twirls.


Tassels, Cloth, and Ribbon


Make your own fringe balloons by attaching pieces of cloth, tassels, and ribbon to balloon tails – bonus points if they are your wedding colors.

Bright and white wedding with oversized balloons, tassels, and glamour. Love!! Photo: Bubblegum Balloons.

Love letter balloons.  Such a cute way to spice up a food or dessert table at a wedding. Photo: SweetTealPaper.


Pompoms


Glue pompoms to balloons in alternating or monochrome colours to give them texture, depth, and style.

DIY Pom-pom balloons.  Such a fun idea for a wedding or birthday party! Photography: Annie Parish Photography / Found on: Design Improvised.


Garlands


A garland is one of the more complicated balloon DIYs, but is truly worth the effort for the end result.

This balloon arch is so gorgeous! Soft pastels and jewel tone colors. Photography: Max & Friends / Found on: Urban Palate.

Linking garland balloons. I had no idea this was such an easy DIY! Styling and Photography: Amy Moss and Naomi Julia Satake / Crafting: Naomi Julia Satake and Justine Pon / Found on: Oh Happy Day.


Escort Cards


Turn balloons into escort cards by tying photos or names to helium-filled balloons.

Wedding balloon chandelier or escort cards.  An easy DIY and super affordable. Found on: Wedding Chicks.


Glitter (Outside)


No wedding is complete without some sparkle, so dip balloons in glitter for instant glamour.

Glitter dipped balloons. YES! I need these at my wedding or bridal shower. Found on: Studio DIY.


Centerpieces


Forget elaborate floral centerpieces – use balloons instead.

balloon centrepieces for a wedding or party.  I like this as another option to flowers! Found on: @boutique_balloons_melbourne.


Paint


Paint your balloons in different patterns like ombre, marble, brush strokes, or stripes. If you’re feeling really creative, try using metallic, matte, or glitter paint.

Love these pastel painted balloons for a wedding or baby shower. Photography: Jeff Mindell / Found on: Studio DIY.


Cake Topper


Make an easy DIY cake topper with mini balloons and a few cake supplies.

DIY balloon cake topper. SO CUTE! DIY and Photography: Lisa Tilse for We Are Socut.


Table Numbers


Use your balloons as table numbers by tying numbers to the string of the balloons and filling them with helium.

Tropical palm tree wedding! Love the balloons used as table numbers and the coral. Found on: Bubblegum Balloons.

So elegant. Pink wedding with white balloons as table numbers. Photographer: Sarah Gawler / Venue: Aynhoe Park / Flowers: Euphoric Flowers / Found on: Bridal Musings.

Such a unique wedding idea! Table numbers made out of balloons. #diy Photography: Fuller Photography / Flowers: Constance Rose / Found on: Whimsical Wonderland Weddings.


Ceiling Feature


Sometimes the best ideas are the most simple ones. Create a unique ceiling feature by covering the ceiling with various balloons in different shapes, sizes, and colours.

OMG a balloon ceiling feature! Yes please! I want this at my wedding in the tents. Styling and event management: Styled by Coco / Photography: My Little Company Photography / Balloons: Belle Balloons / Venue: Nshry Cafe – Albert Park / Found on: Lenzo.

Ceiling balloon feature and a DIY balloon project. Project: Jesi Haack design for designlovefest / Photography: Brittany Wood / Found on: DesignLoveFest.


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Kendra Hagerman is a fashion, beauty, and lifestyle writer who had a dreamy DIY backyard brunch wedding. She and her husband are now the proud fur parents of Mona, a chiweenie rescue that is still getting used to the Canadian climate. You can find her on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook.


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