I love Valentine's Day and all the gifting possibilities! If you love lavender and balloons, this simple DIY is for you! Make a balloon bouquet with lavender sachet balloon weight!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!
This post is sponsored by Balloon Time Helium Tanks.
I seriously can't quit with the lavender. And when I saw how much my kids loved it too, I knew that these lavender sachets could work as a Valentine's Day gift idea for kids as well as adults. I found my lavender from an online craft store and it is good quality and super fragrant. While I keep a jar 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.
•Heavy washers to use as balloon weights (from local hardware store)
•Heart design on iron on transfer paper to put on muslin bag (optional)
•Balloon Time Helium TankI cut out my simple heart design so that it would fit nicely on the front of the muslin bag.
- Place the iron on image, face down, on the bag where you want it to be.
- Carefully use the hot iron to adhere 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 in to 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 unnecissary 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 it 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 in to their room and leave it next to their bed. These 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?
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All images by Dez and Tam Photography.
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