A relaxing scent and darling balloons make this Valentine Balloon Bouquet with DIY Lavender Sachet a fun gift idea! It’s a great non-candy idea to surprise your kids or girlfriends with and it’s super easy to make.
This post was sponsored by Balloon Time Helium Tanks on January 25, 2016. It’s been updated to include more detailed information on how to make this cute Valentine’s Day craft.
Balloons are a really easy way to make people smile. I love to use them as party decorations but they also make a great gift idea (check out my gift card balloon bouquet idea!)
A fun Valentine’s gift idea
A pink balloon bouquet with a reusable lavender sachet is a unique gift idea that is perfect for Valentine’s Day.
The yummy-smelling lavender sachet makes a creative balloon weight that can be detached and used long after this day of love has passed.
Whether making these for your kids or surprising your best gals with a gift at their door, this Valentine balloon bouquet is something that everyone will love!
A balloon bouquet can be made in any color and size which makes it a really fun gift idea. And is a great drop-off gift idea that you can leave at someone’s door.
Balloons are inexpensive and create such a great vibe. They make a visual impact without a lot of effort.
It’s quick to make and since you have everything you need out to make one, making more doesn’t add on much extra time. You’ll be able to spread smiles around with ease.
There are just a few supplies needed to make a cute Valentine Day Balloon Bouquet. A variety of pink, peach or Valentine’s Day themed balloons really sets the tone. String or curling ribbon will keep everything from floating away. A Balloon Time Helium Tank means you can easily create this bouquet right at home.
I use my leftover lavender all the time. While I keep jars of it around my house, my kids keep sachets in the car to keep it smelling wonderful too.
How to Make a Lavender Sachet DIY Balloon Bouquet
I used Canva to create a super simple heart design (they have tons to choose from) and just printed it out on iron on paper.
I cut out my simple heart design on the iron-on paper so that it would fit nicely on the front of the muslin bag.
You can totally skip this step but putting a heart on something instantly makes people think you love them that much more. It’s the truth.
Place the iron on heart face down on the bag where you want it to be.
Carefully use the hot iron to adhere the image to the bag. Follow the steps for your specific iron-on paper and take note that you can burn the muslin bag if your iron is too hot!
Fill your bag with lavender.
Tie a piece of string to the washer, which will act as your balloon weight.
I slipped the washer into a plastic sandwich bag to keep it away from the lavender before I put it in the muslin bag.
I figured this would be a good way to keep the lavender clean in case you wanted to use it for another type of craft. It is probably an unnecessary step but makes perfect sense in my head…
Tie up the muslin bag with a knot so the lavender doesn’t fall out, but don’t tie it too tightly as you will need to open it for the rest of the balloons.
Using your Balloon Time Helium Tank, fill various sized balloons to create your balloon bouquet.
Tie the first balloon to the string hanging out of the lavender sachet. Then continue to tie each balloon onto a piece of string until they are all blown up.
Gather the balloon strings and tuck them inside the top of the lavender sachet balloon weight.
I think this Valentine Balloon Bouquet DIY turned out so cute! Most balloon weights are just shiny mylar. I love that this one can be reused and smells AMAZING!
Trust me, your friends will love the lavender smell and will probably ask you for more of them so they can keep them all over the house.
Wouldn’t you love to open your front door and find a balloon bouquet waiting for you on your porch?!
For the kids, I’d either leave them in front of their bedroom door to find in the morning or try to sneak into their room and leave it next to their bed.
This Valentine balloon idea would be perfect to give to teachers also! Classrooms could certainly benefit from a little lavender…
I know some people are just not using helium at all or it’s too scarce to find. If that’s the case, use something like these balloon sticks!
Just skip the heavy washer for the sachet (to make it into a balloon weight) and tie the sachet to the bottom of the sticks.
Another option is using a tiered balloon stand. You can use whatever balloons you want and don’t need the string.
Place one or a few lavender sachets (the weight would still be good if you are setting this outside!) around the base.
Frequently Asked Questions
A few years ago there was a bit of a helium shortage. If you have a hard time finding an at-home helium tank or your local store doesn’t offer the service, you can use another method (noted above under ‘variations’) to still create a fun Valentine Balloon Bouquet.
If the balloon is too small or the ribbon is too heavy, your balloons may not float even when filled with helium. Try using a larger balloon (more helium inside will mean it will float better). A good option for the ribbon is curling ribbon. It’s pretty light weight and will usually allow even a small-ish balloon to float.
Always give yourself extra time when working with balloons. And it doesn’t hurt to have a few extra balloons in case one (or a few pop). Balloons can be tricky so just make sure you cut yourself some slack and plan for mishaps.
All images by Dez and Tam Photography.
I love the joy that balloons bring people. No matter what age, balloons bring smiles to people’s faces!
This DIY Valentine Balloon Bouquet gift idea is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face! They’ll LOVE the lavender sachet balloon weight! Make them for your friends and family this year!
More Valentine’s Day posts
- Make Edible Confetti for your kid’s drinks
- A Greeting Card Gift Idea for your long-distance best friend.
- DIY Mini Heart-Shaped Pillows to make with your kids
- Make Fun Dip Whipped Cream to top your kids drinks and desserts with.
More Balloon Decoration Ideas
- Snowflake Balloon DIY – use the same technique but with hearts!
- Make a Cute Balloon Banner like this one!
- These Balloon Columns are easy to make and super cute!
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Valentine Balloon Bouquet
- Design (or use clip art) a heart and print out on iron-on paper per directons on the package.
- Cut out the heart and iron the design on the muslin bag (per directions on the paper package)
- Add lavender to the muslin bag.
- Tie a yard of string to the washer.
- Use the helium tank to blow up a balloon, attaching the first one to the string on the washer.
- Blow up the rest of the balloons and attach each one to about a 1 yard section of string, tying them to the washer as you go.
- Place the washer in the bag of lavender and knot the muslin bag closed.