I love Valentine’s Day and all the gifting possibilities! If you love lavender and balloons, this simple DIY is for you!
Make a DIY Valentine’s Day Balloon Bouquet with a lavender sachet balloon weight for all your girlfriends this year!
It’s also a great non-candy gift to surprise your kids with on Valentine’s Day! And it’s super easy to make.
The yummy smelling lavender sachet can be detached and used long after this day of love has passed.
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Make a DIY Valentine’s Day Balloon Bouquet!
Balloons are super cute, but don’t last for that long. I decided to pair them with something that can be used long after Valentine’s Day is over.
Whether making these for your kids or surprising you best gals with a gift at their door, these lavender sachet balloon bouquets are something that everyone will love!
How to Make a Balloon Bouquet with Lavender Sachet Balloon Weight
I seriously can’t quit with the lavender. And when I saw how much my kids loved it too, I knew that these lavender sachet balloon weights could work as a Valentine’s Day gift idea for kids as well as adults.
And who doesn’t love balloons?! Even now, with my kids being 11 and 14, if there are balloons around the house, you know they are going to beat it around the house and create a game to play with it.
A Valentine Balloon Bouquet can be made in any colors and size which makes it a really fun gift idea. Balloons are inexpensive and great such a great vibe. They make a visual impact without a lot of effort.
And most of all, this fun Valentine’s Day gift idea that you can make at home, will let the recipient know you are thinking about them. Because that’s really what counts, right?
•Heavy washers to use in balloon weights (really inexpensive when bought from local hardware store)
•The heart design on iron-on transfer paper to put on muslin bag (optional)
•Balloons! (I like a variety of colors and sizes which you can sometimes find in a kit but often you have to buy them individually.)
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.
I used my minimal graphic design skills to make a heart shape to iron on my 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.
Also, I do need to note that there is a bit of a helium storage. As a perennial party thrower, I have a few of these helium tanks in my garage that I can use. Prices may go up for these tanks. I found a great price at Target but they don’t ship these.
If you don’t want to buy a tank, you can take your balloons to your local grocery store, but again, prices have gone up to fill balloons.
I also need to note that depending on the size of your balloons, you may need to use something lighter than the kitchen string I love. On small balloons, it might be too heavy. Curling ribbon is always a great, light alternative (and it’s always included in your Balloon Time Helium Tank box!)
Alternate Idea: Balloon Bouquet without Helium
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 and have the balloon tied to the bag.
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.
OR set this inside a gift bag (to hide the base) and include the sachet along with it.
You could also skip the lavender sachet altogether and make these Hanging Balloon Valentine’s instead.
I cut out my simple heart design so that it would fit nicely on the front of the muslin bag.
- Place the iron on the image, 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 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 and to remove the washer from the sachet if you decided you didn’t want the weight in there anymore. It is probably an unnecessary step but makes perfect sense in my head…
- Tie up the muslin bag with double knots.
Using your Balloon Time Helium Tank, fill various sized balloons to create your balloon bouquet. Balloons can be tricky. Always give yourself some extra time when you are trying to get creative with balloons.
I love how the small balloons look in the bouquet, but certain colors of that size, couldn’t take the weight of the helium. I think this Valentine Balloon Bouquet 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 door to find in the morning or try to sneak into their room and leave it next to their bed.
This Valentine Balloon Bouquet would be perfect to give to teachers also! Classrooms could certainly benefit from a little lavender…I love the joy that balloons bring people. No matter what age, balloons bring smiles to people’s faces! Do you use balloons in your Valentine’s Day decor? Do you DIY your Valentine’s Day gifts?
Thank you for supporting the brands, like Balloon Time, that let me share fun DIY’s and holiday gift ideas with you! I have several more balloon DIYs coming up as part of my partnership with Balloon Time and I can’t wait to share them with you!!
More Valentine’s Day posts:
- Make Heart-Shaped Edible Confetti for Your Kid’s Drinks
- A Greeting Card Gift Idea for Your Long Distance Best Friend
- DIY Heart-Shaped Mini Pillows to Make With Your Kids
- Easy Heart Finger Puppets to Sew
- Printable Music-Inspired Valentines
More Balloon Decoration Ideas:
- Snowflake Balloon DIY – use the same technique but with hearts!
- Make a Cute Balloon Banner like this one!
- Another Balloon Bouquet Gift Idea!
All images by Dez and Tam Photography.
This DIY Valentine’s Day 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!