Thursday, January 31, 2013

Birthday Balloon Wreath

I'm starting to prep for my son's first birthday party in April! I have a pretty long list of crafts I would like to accomplish - not sure I will get to them all, but I will sure try. I took a nice big trip to Hobby Lobby this morning (and thanks to the Hobby Lobby iPhone App, I got some good deals) and stocked up on supplies.

I've been obsessed with making wreaths since moving to Colorado. So, the first project is a birthday wreath. I have plans for a wreath that goes with the birthday theme, but I also wanted a generic birthday wreath we can use year after year.

The balloon wreath is simple and the perfect project for a few snowy, cold days. I started with the largest bags of cheap latex balloons I could find (Walmart and Hobby Lobby were the big winners), a large bag of floral pins, ribbon, a straw wreath, and a glue gun.

I started by wrapping the straw wreath, with the plastic still on, in ribbon. This is helpful so the back looks nice and if you don't cover every space it is not as noticeable. Secure the ribbon with hot glue. I always have trouble attaching the hanging ribbon at the end, so this time I attached it first, using hot glue to secure it,

Next put on a movie and start sticking the balloons into the wreath using the floral pins. You should quickly get a grasp of how close together you need to place the balloons for good results. Then spend the next 20 nap times repeating this step. Seriously, this takes forever.

But in the end, you will have a cute and festive birthday wreath!


  1. I can see that it took forever - but what a great wreath you now have! Nice job! (And thanks for sharing!)

    1. Thanks! This wold be a great craft to keep your hands busy during a movie or long phone call.