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15 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With A Balloon

Balloons are usually pretty straight forward. You buy them, blow them up, tie on a string and enjoy for a few hours until they deflate (or the helium is wrongfully sucked out of them). It’s a shame! When you are planning a party, you want the details to count. And while having good old balloons is nice (I love them!) it’s nice to spice things up every now and then, right? If you can’t think of anything special to do with your balloons, don’t fret. I was in the same boat! But believe it or not there are loads of genius people out there who have come to our rescue on the balloon department. There are some pretty amazing ideas out there people. Seriously crazy awesome stuff! It’s just a shame that such a pliable and DIY-able material often goes used in such a ho-hum and boring way. I wish I could watch your faces as you see some of these clever and unique ways to use our number one party decor item. They’re pretty amazing. Here are 15 things your didn’t know you could do with a balloon!

  • Brilliant Balloons 1 of 15
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    Click through to see more balloon brilliance. 

  • Fringe 2 of 15
    balloon DIY 01

    What is better than giant balloons? Giant balloons with pretty fringe! I am kind of obsessed with these colors. 

    See more here on The Alison Show.

  • Giant Heart 3 of 15
    balloon DIY 02

    Such a fun idea! Make any shape you want with fun and festive balloons. The heart is especially cute. 

    See more here on Studio DIY.

  • Balloon Stand 4 of 15
    balloon DIY 03

    This would be adorable to have at a party. Kids love balloons. Heck, everyone loves balloons! 

    See more here on Studio DIY

  • Fruit 5 of 15
    balloon DIY 04

    I don't think I've ever seen cuter balloons. This would be an awesome garland for any fun party.

    See more here on Oh Happy Day

  • Pom Poms 6 of 15
    balloon DIY 05

    These are so fun! Cover your plain balloons with colorful pom poms. Sure to be a hit. 

    See more here on Design Improvised

  • Colorblock 7 of 15
    balloon DIY 06

    Paint your balloons to make them fun colorblock. Pretty cool, right? 

    See more here on A Subtle Revelry

  • Frozen 8 of 15
    balloons DIY 07

    Use some colorful frozen water balloons to keep your beverages cold. Pretty and genius. 

    See more here on A Subtle Revelry

  • Cake Topper 9 of 15
    balloon DIY 08

    Isn't this such a fun and easy cake topper? It's perfect for a simple birthday party. 

    See more here on Martha Stewart

  • Banner 10 of 15
    balloon DIY 09

    Ever wonder how to make those professional balloon arches and banners? Well know you can make your own! This rainbow one is awesome. 

    See more here on Design Mom

  • Photobooth 11 of 15
    balloon DIY 10

    This may be the cutest photobooth ever. The kids are pretty cute too. 

    See more here on Oh Happy Day

  • Bud Vases 12 of 15
    balloon DIY 11

    This is downright genius. Forget buying or making vases for your party. Cover some cups and old vases with colorful balloons! So clever. 

    See more here on Brit Co

  • Wall 13 of 15
    balloons DIY 12

    Isn't this wall gorgeous? They look like bubbles. Perfect for an elegant party or a baby shower. 

    See more here on Honey and Fitz

  • Flying Couples 14 of 15
    balloons DIY 13

    This is the cutest idea for a wedding or anniversary. You could even do it for a kids birthday with images of them to float around the party. So fun! 

    See more here on Brooklyn Bride

  • Place Settings 15 of 15
    balloons DIY 14

    An adorable way to set the table. Easy and cheap but really fun. Your guests will love it! 

    See more here on Oh Happy Day

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