Decorate for Valentine’s Day with a Giant Heart-Shaped Balloon Display

With both Valentine's Day and Galentine's Day coming up, my house was in need of a little heart-filled holiday cheer. Valentine's Day can be a great day for a party celebrating love or just as an excuse to get a few friends together, and one thing every party needs is a photo backdrop! This giant heart-shaped balloon display is easy to make on any wall to add a pop of pink or red and make the perfect appearance in the backdrop of your photos.  Continue Reading

Make It: ‘Faux-Dipped’ Colorful Vase

DIY Colorful Vase Wrapped In Stretched Balloons

I’m all about mini makeovers with a maximum impact. And that’s exactly what this vase DIY is! Looking at it, right away you would think it’s been painted. Oh no no no, my friends. This is not paint! It’s easier than that!      


Would you believe me if I told you that those were colorful BALLOONS?!? That’s right. Balloons. My jaw dropped, too. Read all about this ‘faux-painting” technique and learn how to do it to your vases and vessels, too!
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How-To: Make Your Own Mini Vase in Under 30 Seconds

created at: 04/10/2011

Quick!  Can you guess what this tiny bud vase is made from?  I’ll give you one clue: with the right moves, it can be turned into an animal*.  Now you’re really curious, aren’t you?  Read on!    

created at: 04/10/2011

This modern, ceramic-looking vase can be made in well under 30 seconds and only requires two materials: a 2″ glass votive holder and a BALLOON.  Crazy, right??  I love that you can make it in just about any color, not to mention the fact that it has the appearance of matte glazed porcelain (my fave). Continue Reading

How to Make Teardrop Balloon Luminaries

Check out these wax luminaries made out of water balloons. Yup, water balloons! Besides the balloons, you’ll need some high melt paraffin wax, a double boiler and a cookie sheet. Other than that, the proceedure, which seems simple enough, goes something like this:

  1. Fill balloon with tepid water.
  2. Melt your wax in the double boiler to 180 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Slowly dip your balloon into the wax, hold it for a few seconds.
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How to make creepy spider web balloons!

Perfect for your haunted Halloween party, these spider web balloons–complete with spiders–are clever and easy to make with just a few supplies. Their ‘secret ingredient’ is something called Hi-Float.

Along with the Hi-Float, you’ll need:
11-inch clear latex balloons
Some small rubber spiders.
Clips or plastic disks to seal the balloons.
Air or helium (the second of which is optional)

To make them:
Head on over to Crafty Crafty for the incredibly simple tutorial.

Red Balloon Lamp

Made of white polypropylene, this balloon glows red thanks to a red LED bulb and two lithium-coin batteries. Perfect for nighttime parties on the patio. Although, when I look at it, I can’t help singing the opening lines of Roxanne. From Design Boom, the lamp will set you back $30, which includes shipping.