There is nothing we love more then when we see a project on Pinterest that gets our creative minds humming. So when we stumbled across this amazing balloon wall from Melanie Blodgett of You Are My Fave and this one from Katie Stratton of Katie’s Pencil Box, we knew we needed to make one of our very own.
Quick Side Note Before Moving On: If you don’t follow either of these ladies blogs, DO IT!! They are both so amazingly creative & inspiring. Just be prepared to get sucked in and lose a couple hours.
If you are looking for a backdrop that packs an impressive punch, that can be quickly & easily thrown together AND won’t cost you an arm & a leg to make, this rainbow colored fellow is the man for the job.
We were able to throw this up pretty quickly. The most time consuming thing was blowing up the balloons. All-in-all, we spent about an hour creating it.
Ready to make one of your own?
Let’s Do it!
- 11″ Latex Balloons
- Hand Held Balloon Pump
TIPS & TRICKS
This is project is a no brainer — but sometimes it is nice to know the little details of how things are constructed. Here are our tips:
- Save your lungs and use a hand held balloon pump
- We blew up the balloons as we went so we could the customize the size to perfectly fit the spot where we were going to place it.
- If you will be photographing this wall, we recommend using matte tape instead of the shinier gift wrap stuff. The shiny finish reflects light and you can see it on the wall. For this project, we used Scotch brand Invisible Tape (the green package), but any matte tape should do.
- The balloons look better when not fully inflated. When all the way full, they create a tear drop shape. The tear drop shape tends hang a little on the droopy side. For the largest size we used, we blew the balloons up as big as they would go without losing a round shape.
- We used the same sized balloons for the entire project. We just filled some with less air to create a smaller size.
- Before mounting to the wall, we stretched the knotted stem of the balloon to make sure there was a long flat surface area to stick the tape to (see figure 1)
- We used about a 3-4″ strip of tape for each balloon and mounted them with the knot of the balloon at the top (see figure 2)
- We hung ours in a wave pattern to create depth and movement (see figure 3)
Styling, Tutorial & Photography: Stevie Pattyn
Concept: Melanie Blodgett from You Are My Fave
Balloons: 11″ Latex shown in candy apple, wild berry, rose pink, ballerina pink, coral, juicy orange, sunflower, sunshine yellow, wintergreen, lime, sky blue, robin egg blue, mint pearl, violet & white available at Shop Sweet Lulu