Aren’t birthdays fun? I love celebrating the birthdays of the people I love most. In my home my kids wake on the morning of their birthdays with a room full of balloons. When their special birthday month comes along, a festive balloon wreath gets hung on our front door. My kids love to see this wreath come out because they know it’s for them. These wreaths are surprisingly easy to create and relatively inexpensive too. Here’s how to make a birthday balloon wreath.
I recently re-did our balloon wreath as it was about six years old and the latex from the balloons had deteriorated. Please note that placing this wreath in the sun and weather will speed up this process and fade the color of your balloons. However, if this happens like it had with me, you’ll only need to replace the balloons as you can reuse the wreath and pins. How great is that?
I’m planning on making a few more of these, one for each of my kids in their favorite colors to hang on their bedroom doors when their birthday month comes along. My 40th birthday is coming up perhaps I’ll make birthday balloon wreath for myself too! I think it will be a fun project and add even more festivity to a fun month!
- straw wreath form (keep it in the plastic)
- Florist pins
- Balloons (For my 12 inch wreath I used 180 12″ balloons.)
Please keep in mind I’m reusing my wreath and pins when you buy yours they won’t be rusty.
How to Make A Birthday Balloon Wreath:
To begin, gather your supplies.
Place a single balloon in the center of the U-shaped pin.
Pin the balloon on the side of the wreath at the half way point. You do not need to cover the entire side of the wreath as the balloons will be full enough to cover the other half. Continue to pin the balloons to the wreath side and face. When pinning the balloons be sure to keep an eye for cohesion. You can make a rainbow wreath by grouping balloons by color or you can simply pin them at random as I have done. If you do randomly pin pay attention to the colors you don’t want too may of one color in one area.
Fill in the empty spaces as you go or to your liking.
Attach a ribbon – I made a simple bow and ran one of the pins through it’s back and pinned it that way. You can hang the ribbon however you like. These wreathes also make great party decorations. You can coordinate them by color and hang them in rows on a wall, from the ceiling, as a photo booth back drop etc. You could even make groups of them using wreaths of different sizes too!
This is such an easy project you could even make a birthday balloon wreath to celebrate holidays, or other special events. My husband will be coming home soon from a year-long remote tour overseas and I’m thinking I may make one in Air Force blue colors to celebrate his homecoming.
I hope you make a balloon wreath for your home or to celebrate yourself or someone you care about. It will make you smile and everyone who sees it smile too!
As a side note, I thought I’d show you what my old balloons looked like, this was from a wreath that spent a lot of time outside on my door in full sun and elements. You can clearly see how they become cracked and faded.