5 Fun Ways to Decorate Balloons

A party just isn’t the same without DIY decorated balloons.

Skill Level

Beginner

Time

1 hour or less

Skill level
Beginner
Time
1 hour or less
Written By

The Etsy Studio Team

Written By

The Etsy Studio Team

Balloons bring any party to life – especially when they’re customized with bright and bold craft supplies. Here you’ll find 5 creative and easy ways to dress up balloons for your next get-together. Add festive details to weddings, summer parties, birthdays, or any other occasion that could use a pick-me-up.
 

1. Add pom-poms

Use hot glue—yes, really!—to carefully attach small pom-poms to colorful inflated balloons for a festive touch. Tip: small pom poms work best, as they won't weigh down the balloons.
 

2. Fill with confetti

Before inflating, add confetti to translucent balloons for a colorful surprise. Tip: To get the confetti to stick to the sides of the balloon, create static electricity by rubbing the air-filled balloon on some carpet or upholstery.
 

4. Tie on tassels

Give extra-large balloons the boho treatment by tying on tassels. You can easily create your own by following the instructions in our "How to Make a Boho Yarn Tassel" project or purchase hand-crafted tassels on Etsy Studio.
 

5. Make some marks

Use permanent markers to draw patterns or designs on inflated balloons. Use black for a graphic look, or go bright with colorful markers.
 
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