Birthday Bonanza: Giant Balloons and Tassel DIY

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Today is Kurt’s birthday and to celebrate I wanted to share a tutorial with you!! I already showed you how I decorated the dining room to celebrate Kurt’s day-o-birth, but I wanted the fun to spill out through the rest of the house too!

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I picked up these HUGE balloons from Party City. They are 36″ and to give you a frame of reference, a “normal” balloon is 12″ These puppies are out of control! I originally wanted three, because according to Mel Brooks everything is funnier in threes! But there was no way I could have gotten them all home in one trip.  If you want to attempt this project, I suggest making sure these fit in your car! It was a tight fit to cram these into my little Vibe!

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I tied the balloons to our parsons chairs in the living room and decided that they needed a little something more! Enter the tassel project. I have been seeing pictures all over my favorite blogs and on Pinterest featuring confetti filled balloons and tasseled balloons. I had already run all my errands, so I set out to complete this project with random stuff from my house. I used two colors of tissue paper that I had picked up to wrap Kurt’s present, scissors, and green/white bakers twine.

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First, I just took the tissue paper and folded it in half to make a nice long strip. Then I cut strips all along the length of the tissue paper about an inch or so apart. No need to be precise on this, my cuts were all kinds of wonky and you totally can’t tell. You will just want to leave a little bit at the top where your fold is to keep everything attached.

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Then I folded my strip in half and tied some bakers twine in the middle and ended up with this fun tassel. I just used the twine to tie the tassel onto the balloon. I repeated this process with the second color and staggered it further down the ribbon, and then did the whole thing again with balloon number two.

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If you wanted to be fancy, you could probably use cloth, more colors, or even switch out the crinkle ribbon they give you for something a little more heavy duty (ribbon, cloth, ect). However, this worked just fine for me in a pinch!

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I will be taking a break from birthday fun tomorrow but I will return with a bunting project on Thursday! Do you have any birthday home decor traditions at your house? Have you tried cramming giant balloons into your car?

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2 thoughts on “Birthday Bonanza: Giant Balloons and Tassel DIY

  1. Pingback: Birthday Bonanza: Paper lanterns and (more) balloons | HeartHavenHome

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