Thursday, March 8, 2012

Birthday Balloon Wreath

If I wasn’t on Pinterest so much, I might have more time for dusting my house—
BUT, I wouldn’t have this cute Birthday Balloon Wreath.  Check out my inspiration from How Does She and here.
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I added a painted monogram letter J, and I can switch it out for the initial of each of my kids on their special day!
Here’s the supply list to make the wreath:
  • Straw wreath
  • 4 small packs greening pins
  • Ribbon to wrap around the wreath
  • 100-120 balloons
  • pipe cleaner
  • Monogram wooden letter
I wrapped my straw wreath with red and white polka-dot ribbon first and then started pinning the balloons with the greening pins until I thought it was full enough.  Then I wrapped different colors of pipe cleaner around a pencil to make them spiraled, and pinned those into the wreath with the greening pins.  My thumb was so red from pushing all the greening pins in—but half-way through I got smart and used a rubber mallet to pound them in.  Save your thumbs and use a mallet!!
Wrapping the wreath with ribbon will help you use less balloons on the sides and it just looks cute!
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My most cherished compliment came from a 10 year old boy who asked me if I had made this wreath because he thought it was “cool.”  I thought he was amazing for even noticing there was a wreath on the door!!  It’s a crowd pleaser!

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46 comments:

  1. This is just darling! It has been so much fun to look through all your cute posts on your blog!

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  2. After checking out your sources, I like yours the best & will be making an attempt at it sometime between now and next January (our next birthday)! Thanks for taking this to the next level, it's darling!

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  3. I'm prepping for my youngest's birthday party and was thinking of making a balloon wreath for the door. This is a FAB version! I love the swirly pipe cleaners : )

    I can totally relate to your profile blurb - I started my own craft blog to "stay sane" in a crazy special needs house, too. I'm now following you via BlogLovin'
    Craft on Momma!
    Jaimee @ craftinterrupted.com

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  4. I wish I had seen your idea of wrapping the wreath with ribbon before I made my balloon wreath. Oh, well. I have been thinking of adding a monogram as well. How did you attach your?

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    1. I am using a triangle picture hanger on the back of the letter and then hiding a hook under one of the balloons so that I can still change out the letters for different birthdays. I hope you enjoy displaying your wreath!

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  5. WOW! Beautiful wreath! I love these opposed to the balloons tied onto the front door.. plus its something they can save! Love your blog!

    New Follower!
    http://mommamadeit.blogspot.com

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  6. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!
    Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  7. OH MY GOSH!! This is toooooo adorable!! I love the little pipe cleaner twirls!! I LOVE THIS! :)

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  8. How did you pin the letter to the wreath? Love this idea!

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    1. I am using a triangle picture hanger on the back of the letter and then hiding a hook under one of the balloons so that I can still change out the letters for different birthdays. I hope you enjoy displaying your wreath!

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  9. How fun is that!?!?! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  10. Love this! So much fun on one wreath :) Thanks for linking up to Pinned it, Made it #10!

    Jennifer
    http://findingmywayintexas.blogspot.com/

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  11. Hi, I saw your wreath on a friend's Pinterest page, then clicked onto your blog. Looks like a good idea! I repinned it.

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  12. What a fun and colorful idea! Thank you for sharing. I think this is a keeper.

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  13. Hey, I'm featuring this at What's New Wednesday this week. Thanks so much for sharing it! :)

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  14. This is really a super fun idea! Looks so colorful! I love it! Liz

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  15. What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing over at The Winthrop Chronicles!

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  16. Thank you so much for sharing this at my party! You are being featured tongight! I hope you will stop back and link up again!

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    1. Thanks so much for the feature:)

      Shannon

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  17. This is so much fun! Thanks for sharing at Beautify It Monday!

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  18. This is so great! I love all the colour and movement in it. I'm so glad you linked up at Etcetorize this week!

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  19. Great project! I love the bright colors! I'm gonna have to make one!

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    1. You should try it, it is really easy:)

      Shannon

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  20. love love love this!!! I am going to have to try this! New followers:)

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    1. It's SO easy, you should give it a try! Thanks for following!

      Shannon

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  21. What a great idea...and I think I've got the same problem with the dusting getting done in my house too. :) Megan

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  22. Hi Shannon,

    Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. This looks adorable and I now can't wait for the next birthday just so I can make one. Thanks so much for sharing.

    I can't wait to see what you link up next week. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Michelle

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    1. I love your link parties, my bloggy friend!! I hope you have a great weekend too!!

      Shannon

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  23. Absolutely precious! love the colors! featuring this tomight on our facebook page! :)

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  24. That is such a fun wreath! Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  25. Oh I love the wooden letter in the center!! Great job on your wreath. Have you linked it up to our Pinterest Challenge yet?

    http://www.pinterestchallenge.com/2012/05/new-round-begins.html

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  26. Super fun, and I am dying over your pipe clean curly ques. SOOOOO cute!!

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  27. What size balloons do you typically use?

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    1. I have used 6 inch up to 12 inch but my preferred size is the 9 inch. Different sizes give it a different look depending on how dense you pack them together. It just depends on what look your are going for--I've done all different sizes and frankly, they all turn out so cute no matter what size you use!!

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  28. can i use styrafoam wreath and floral pins to make this?

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    1. I don't think it would hold up as well with the floral pins, but you could try it if you want to:)

      Shannon

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  29. Made this today. It is sooooo cute! Planning to use some type of chalkboard plaque (instead of wooden letter) so we can write the birthday person's name. Then we can use the wreath for extended family and friends. Thanks for posting! Saw your idea on Pinterest.

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  30. Such an adorable wreath!! Love it!

    I featured your wreath on my blog today, come check it out! :)
    http://www.artsyfartsymama.com/2012/08/pinteresting-features-n-shtuff-birthday.html

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  31. Hi there,
    This is super cute and I want to make it. Where did you buy your balloons and how much did they cost? Thanks!
    Lauren

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  32. I'm the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your adorable wreath! You can see it here:

    http://funfamilycrafts.com/monogram-balloon-wreath/

    If you have other kid-friendly crafts, we'd love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a wonderful project idea!

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  33. Hi! Love this. I made this recently and learned a very valuable lesson. Mine just fit between our two doors and it recently got EXTREMELY cold (-25) here. Condensation built up on the outside door and the balloons stuck to it and then froze so when we opened the door, the wreath shattered and broke into 6 pieces! I'm so sad after I spent so much time on it. I now went out and bought a new form so I can make it again. Be careful if you live in the North and hang this on your door int he winter!

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