DIY Balloon Flowers

We held Chloë’s 6th Birthday Party this past weekend, so last week’s agenda consisted of a lot of planning and decorating.

Chloë wanted to have a “Monster High – 13 Wishes” party.  
Which – for how much I hear about Monster High – I thought there would be an abundance of decorations to choose from.

Not so much.

I was able to purchase napkins and a table cloth and the rest I had to come up with on my own.

That’s okay –  it gives me something to blog about.

First up – Balloon Flowers.

I needed balloon flowers in the traditional Monster High colours of black white and pink.

Balloon flowers, how to make balloon flowers, balloon twisting, birthday decorations
Balloon flowers, how to make balloon flowers, balloon twisting, birthday decorations
Balloon flowers, how to make balloon flowers, balloon twisting, birthday decorations

Now,I trial-and-errored a couple of versions of these balloon flowers;

The larger balloon flowers in the back (the pink and the black) are “Three-lung-fulls”.

This just means I used three full lung-fulls of air to determine a petal size – so that all the petals would be the same.

The centre flowers were 1-lung-full.

The front balloon flowers are “Two-lung-fulls” for the petal size and about a half a lung-full for the centres.

I liked the big ones, but they were a bit harder to get to stay flat.

In fact, I ended up using glue dots to try to get the petals to stay in line.

I hung a few balloon flowers in my foyer:

And mission: Decoration was off!

This one’s for your Pinterest board:  (I like when it’s all in one pin)

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For other Monster High decor ideas (that I made myself) check out these posts – which can be switched up to any theme really:
Happy birthday baby girl!
Have a great one!

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2018-03-09T11:05:27-04:00November 18th, 2013|KIDS, PARTY IDEAS|4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Bethany November 23, 2013 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    How cute! I love this, it would be perfect for a baby shower!

    • Shelly November 23, 2013 at 11:11 pm - Reply

      And if you don’t know the sex of the baby yet you could do them in pale purples and greens! It would be gorgeous!

  2. Kristina October 26, 2015 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    I agree , how do you make those though

  3. Carna Ahmadzai June 7, 2019 at 2:04 am - Reply

    what do you mean by “intertwine” – do I tie the ends of the ballons together with ribbon? And how do you make it look like a flower? the picture shows 4 balloons (like in a box) and the 5th balloon is on top of them??? How do you get them in a round formation like a flower without having the balloons fall behind one another??

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