We don’t typically host a holiday party but I do like to try to have some fun and festive playdates for the boys. While I won’t get crazy with party decorations, I do like to try to make things a little more special this time of year. These DIY Snowflake Balloons are super easy and are a holiday decoration that I don’t mind hanging (literally – you know how long mylar balloons can last!) around my house. I can’t quit leopard. It’s my fave. Luckily, it works really well with the traditional green and red holiday colors. Using pattern is a fun way to add a little extra style to your decorations! I partnered with Balloon Time to create these DIY snowflake balloons which can be used so many ways around the house for the holidays. If you are hosting a large party, they can line the walkway leading to your front door. They are also cute attached to a bar cart or tied to a weight and placed in corners.
To make DIY Snowflake Balloons, you need just a few items:
• Mylar balloons in holiday colors
• Napkins (patterned and solid) You can also use tissue paper, metallic foil, or any other really lightweight material
• Spray adhesive
• Scissors (I’m dying for these copper scissors)
• Curling Ribbon
• Balloon Time Helium TankIs it crazy that I had to look up how to cut out a snowflake? I remember making them all the time as a kid! Look it up if you have to so you know where to make your cuts. Try not to make them all the same, after all, no two snowflakes are alike! This is also where you can have your kids help out. They LOVE to cut things out and make tiny little paper confetti all over the floor. If you are using napkins, remember that most of them have several layers. Carefully peel the patterned layer away from the other layers. You can totally use these other layers on other balloons. I know I said don’t make any the same, but this is just efficient.
Use your Balloon Time Helium Tank to blow up your balloons. It’s so easy to use this tank and I freaking love having it at home for whenever I want to blow up a balloon. Balloons really do make everything better.
Tie on a ribbon to your inflated balloon. While curling ribbon might not be the coolest way to tether a balloon, it is one of the lightest! Plus every Balloon Time Helium Tank comes with a spool of ribbon! Spray adhesive works the best for attaching your snowflakes. I staged doing this on my table for the photo but you must use the spray outside! It is CRAZY sticky so you want to make sure it doesn’t get on your table, etc.
Smooth out the snowflake on the balloon. And your DIY snowflake balloons are done. So easy! Fun, right? I just love easy holiday decorations, don’t you? Whether you are having a party or just want to add a little pizzazz around your house for the holidays, these DIY Snowflake Balloons are the perfect thing to make!
Big thanks to Balloon Time for sponsoring this festive post!
Images by Dez and Tam Photography