A relaxing scent and darling balloons make this Lavender Sachet DIY Balloon Bouquet perfect for Valentine’s Day!
It’s a great non-candy gift to surprise your kids or girlfriends with and it’s super easy to make.
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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.
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 you best gals with a gift at their door, these DIY lavender sachet balloon bouquets are something that everyone will love!
There are a few parts to this gift but it’s still pretty quick. And while you have everything you need out to make one, making more won’t add on that much extra time.
How to Make a Lavender Sachet DIY Balloon Bouquet
A balloon bouquet can be made in any color and size which makes it a really fun gift idea.
Balloons are inexpensive and create such a great vibe. They make a visual impact without a lot of effort.
- Dried lavender
- Muslin bags
- Various pink, peach or Valentine’s Day themed balloons.
- 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)
- Balloon Time Helium Tank
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 them.
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 (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.
Make a Lavender Sachet DIY
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.
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 tightly as you will need to open it for the rest of the balloons.
Make a DIY Balloon Bouquet
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.
I love how the small balloons look in the bouquet, but some couldn’t take the weight of the helium.
Always give yourself some extra time when you are trying to get creative with balloons.
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 love the joy that balloons bring people. No matter what age, balloons bring smiles to people’s faces!
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!
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!
- Another Balloon Bouquet Gift Idea!
All images by Dez and Tam Photography.
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