30 Brilliant DIY Balloon Projects

Today is a day that’s all about celebration. It’s Thanksgiving, the first day of Hanukkah, and guess what else it is? My 30th birthday! And what better way to celebrate than by rounding up 30 brilliant balloon projects perfect for birthdays, holiday parties, weddings, and more?

01. DIY Donut Balloons

We’re pretty into donuts of all shapes and sizes, but have never seen such awesome balloons before. The perfectly placed sprinkles really seal the deal.

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02. Balloon Chandelier Table Numbers

For an unconventional take on table numbers, create a floating “chandelier” out of balloons and hang numbers from the balloons! You could include pictures of guests, you or your significant other with the guest, or simply photos of the two of you.

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03. Ice Cream Balloons

Balloons continue to masquerade as dessert in this clever DIY project. Great for an ice cream social type party or pretty much any birthday get-together.

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04. Balloon-Dipped Mason Jars

This has become a go-to decor basic here at Brit HQ, from Halloween to the holidays. Best of all, the dip is totally temporary so makes a great hack for a last minute cocktail party.

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05. Pom Pom Balloons

Pom poms on balloons? Our party planning minds just exploded.

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06. Confetti-Dipped Balloons

The season of confetti is here, and these gold-dipped balloons are a great place to start.

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07. Fruit Balloon Garland

We will never stop giggling over this genius DIY project.

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08. Balloon Bud Vases

Another one of our last minute decor hacks, you can wrap small tumblers or shot glasses in a balloon, with the opening of the balloon acting as an opening for a flower or two.

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09. Balloon Backdrop

For a super affordable backdrop, cover an entire wall with balloons! If you don’t feel like going the helium route, simply blow up and stick on the wall. So fun!

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10. Balloon Wall

For something a little more minimal, we love this idea for adorning the wall behind a makeshift bar or dessert table.

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11. Put a Party Hat on Your Balloon

When in doubt, you can always put a party hat on it 😉

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12. Gold Splatter Paint Balloons

Remember making splatter paint art projects in elementary school? This elevated take on the splatter technique is great for New Year’s Eve decor.

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13. Macrame Balloons

No time for a run to Party City for helium? Whip up these simple macrame balloon holders and your party will stay afloat.

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14. LED Balloons

Fun fact about this project? It inspired our very first Brit Kit, more than one year ago. It will instantly light up any party, pun intended.

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15. Polka Dot Balloons

The trick with these darlings? Silver polka dot stickers that you can totally reuse on another batch of balloons once these deflate.

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16. Last Minute Gift Ribbons

As part of our 12 Days of Wrapping series, we got crafty with colorful odds and ends found around the house. Turns out balloon animal balloons double as ribbon!

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17. Kids Hot Air Balloon Photo Booth

This might be one of the cutest photo booth backdrops we’ve ever seen. All you need is a basket, a jumbo balloon, and a few decor accessories to recreate your own hot air balloon scene.

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18. I Am Thankful For…

Today is a rather appropriate day for a balloon like this one! It would be cute to write this, then deflate, and gift to your guests at Thanksgiving.

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19. Balloon Stemware

If you’re looking to add a quick pop of color and festive spirit to your basic wine glasses, add balloons.

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20. Fortune Balloon Garland

Fill balloons with fortunes and invite guests to pop ’em!

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21. Birthday Wreath

Whoa. Now that is a LOT of color! We’d love to see a less rainbow-inspired version of this with white, gold, and silver balloons for the holidays.

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22. Holly Balloon Garland

Speaking of the holidays, how cute are these holly balloons?!

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23. Color Blocked Balloon Garlands

Another way of keeping your balloons afloat without help from helium, string them into color-blocked garlands and hang from the ceiling.

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24. Flying Wedding Couple

Created for a wedding, these flying folks are oh-so-whimsical.

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25. Party in a Box

It’s a party… in a box! Simply inflate balloons, attach garlands to the ribbons, and put in an extra large box. Send to someone whose birthday it is, and make sure their significant other takes a video of the balloon reveal.

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26. Giant Balloon Heart

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27. Save the Date

For my save the date video, we used number balloons to share our date!

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28. Balloon Ice Packs

We know that cooler season is very much behind us, so bookmark this one for summer. They’re freezer packs that turn into water balloons as they melt. Just be sure you wait until the ice has fully melted.

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29. Gold Foil Confetti Balloons

Another take on the confetti balloon, these take giant gold confetti foil circles and attach them to balloons for a chic adornment.

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30. Lollipop Balloons

And finally, a scene right out of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory… or a Katy Perry music video.

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How do you decorate with balloons for parties? What other birthday party DIY tricks would you like to see on Brit.co? Talk to us in the comments below.

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