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Christmas Balloon Ornaments DIY

Ingredients

  • Balloons in various colors and sizes
  • Pipe cleaners in gold and/or silver
  • Shiny cardstock in gold and /or silver
  • Hot glue gun
  • Balloon pump not necessary but I'd recommend it
  • Balloon dots to secure the balloons to the table

Instructions

How to blow up round balloons

  1. To make the balloon ornaments you will blow up all the balloons only enough to make them round. I used mostly 2 sizes of balloons, 12in, and 5in for the little ones.

    When you fill them, don't blow them up all the way. Then you can shape them in a round shape with your hands. Less is more here.

    The advantage of getting a large balloon and not blowing it all the way is that it won't lose air very easily (there’s very little pressure).

    Make sure your knot is tight and these balloons will stay in the same shape for days! (Yes! Weeks even).

    You’ll make large and regular sized Christmas balloon ornaments.

    We blew up all of our balloon centerpieces 3 days before the event and we had no leakage.

How to make the balloon ornament top

  1. First cut the gold and silver pipe cleaners in 3” sections.

  2. If you have a cutting machine go ahead and download the SVG file at the bottom of this post. you will find two sizes of balloon ornament toppers.

    Cut them on shiny gold and silver cardstock.

    If you don't have a cutting machine I do provide a free PDF that you can print on the backside of your shiny cardstock and cut with scissors. You will need a small hole punch for the very top.

    balloon and ornament topper before with pipe cleaner and hot glue gun.
  3. Once your topper is cut, fold the pipe cleaner in half and insert the two tag ends into the topper hole. Then bend the tag ends flat against the cardstock.

  4. Using the slits, fold the cardstock to create a cylinder. Then fold the circular top with the long tab down, being sure to tuck the tab on the inside. Then tape it closed from the inside.

Finishing up

  1. Use your hot glue gun to put hot glue on the rim.

  2. Glue the topper to the balloon hiding the balloon knot.

    I encourage you to watch the video to visualize the process.