3 Balloon Decor Ideas for Your Next Party

Amp up your party decor on the cheap with these easy balloon DIYs.

Cacti Balloon Garden

Cacti Balloon Garden

Craft your own cacti garden out of balloons for some fun party décor.

Photo by: Sarah Busby

Sarah Busby

3 Balloon Decor Ideas 09:18

Turn balloons into a cactus, an ice cream cone garland and an adorable unicorn.

CACTUS CENTERPIECE

Cactus Materials:

  • balloons, various sizes and shades of green
  • hot glue gun and sticks
  • terra cotta pots in various sizes
  • kelly green marker
  • pink tissue paper
  • spray paint in desired color
  • scissors
  • yellow pipe cleaner
  • balloon pump (optional)

Spray paint each terra cotta pot and let dry (Image 1). Blow up balloons using a pump or by mouth (Image 2). Attach the first balloon to the terra cotta pot using hot glue on the lowest setting (Images 3 and 4). Attach the rest of the balloons to each other in a cactus shape. Apply the glue to the side of the balloon so the balloon tails are hidden in the back (Image 5). Tip: Blow up the balloons all the way, and let the air out to get the desired size.

Photo by: Sarah Busby

Sarah Busby

Use a kelly green marker to draw V’s on the balloons to resemble cactus needles.

To make a cactus flower, cut four tissue paper sheets in half (Image 1), and fold them accordion style in one-inch increments (Image 2). Twist yellow pipe cleaner at the center of the paper (Image 3). Cut the ends of the tissue paper to the desired flower size — we went with about one-fourth the size of our balloon. Fluff the tissue paper, and trim the pipe cleaner (Images 4 and 5).

Attach the flower to the balloon using hot glue on the lowest setting.

Cactus Balloon Craft

Cactus Balloon Craft

Decorate your next party with these super cute cactus balloons! Follow our DIY directions to craft your own balloon garden.

Photo by: Sarah Busby

Sarah Busby

ICE CREAM CONE GARLAND

Ice Cream Cone Garland

Ice Cream Cone Garland

Make your own ice cream cones out of balloons for some super cute party decor.

Photo by: Sarah Busby

Sarah Busby

Ice Cream Cone Garland Materials:

  • raffia ribbon
  • gold glitter party hats
  • white tissue paper
  • adhesive dots
  • wooden beads
  • mini red pom-poms
  • hot glue gun and sticks
  • 5-inch white balloons
  • vinyl in bright colors
  • scissors

Blow up white balloons to fit nicely inside the party hats (Image 1). Set the balloons aside for now, and cut a strip of tissue paper about one-inch wide (Image 2). Fold over itself, and cut slits (Image 3). Unravel to reveal a long-fringed strand. Attach adhesive dots to the top edge of the cone, and place the tissue fringe on top (Images 4 and 5). Fluff the fringe so it resembles melted ice cream.

Attach a white balloon on top of a cone using hot glue on the lowest setting (Images 1 and 2). Cut vinyl sheeting into small rectangles, and stick on the balloon in a random pattern to resemble sprinkles (Image 3). Glue a wooden bead to the top of the balloon (Image 4). Repeat steps for each ice cream cone.

String cones onto raffia through the wooden beads (Image 1). Glue a red pom-pom to the top of each cone (Images 2 and 3).

Ice Cream Cone Balloon Décor

Ice Cream Cone Balloon Décor

Dress up your party table with this adorable ice cream cone garland craft.

Photo by: Sarah Busby

Sarah Busby

UNICORN PHOTO PROP

Unicorn Party Balloon Décor

Unicorn Party Balloon Décor

Save money by making your own décor for the next party you throw. This simple craft looks super cute and takes no time!

Photo by: Sarah Busby

Sarah Busby

Unicorn Materials:

  • white balloons
  • pink tissue paper
  • white glitter paper
  • pink felt
  • small faux flowers
  • unicorn party hats
  • pink vinyl
  • black paint marker
  • gold twine
  • hot glue gun and sticks
  • hole punch
  • 24-inch dowel rods (one per unicorn)
  • tape

Blow up a white balloon all the way so it resembles a horse's head. Cut two circles from a pink vinyl sheet using a hole punch or scissors (Image 1). Attach the vinyl cheeks to the balloon (Image 2), and draw a face on the balloon using a black paint marker (Image 3).

Remove the string from the party hat, and twist and attach gold twine on the hat using hot glue for an extra touch (Images 1 and 2). Attach to the top of the unicorn head using hot glue on the lowest setting. Remove faux flowers from stems, and attach around the horn using hot glue on the lowest setting (Image 3).

Make ears by cutting two small triangles out of the glitter paper, round the corners using scissors (Image 1), and fold the wide part to create a tab. Cut pink felt smaller than the white triangle (Image 2), and attach on the glitter paper with hot glue. Cut a slit in the center of the tab (Image 3), and fold the piece in to create some dimension. Attach the ears to the balloon using hot glue on the lowest setting (Image 4).

For the tassels, fold the tissue paper in half twice, and cut slits to create fringe (Image 1). Unfold, and roll (Image 2). Twist the tassel at the center and fold over to create a loop. Twist again so it stays (Image 3). Repeat for each tassel.

Attach the dowel rod to the balloon tail using tape (Images 1 and 2). Don't worry about it being messy because you'll cover it with tassels. Attach the tassels fringe-side-up to the dowel rod using tape (Images 3 and 4).

Unicorn Party Décor DIY

Unicorn Party Décor DIY

Make this unicorn balloon craft for the unicorn in your family!

Photo by: Sarah Busby

Sarah Busby

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