balloon wreath

How Does She…make a birthday wreath?

birthday wreath

This wreath is so festive and fun to decorate with for every birthday!

Birthday Balloon Wreath!

First you need balloons.  Lots and lots of balloons.

(2 bags of 72 count…the 1 1/2 to 2 inch sized balloon.  If you want it more full and to fill the outside edges, use more)

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You also need:

1.  2 greening pin packs-found at Craft stores in the artificial plant section.

2.  and a straw wreath -leave the plastic on so it doesn’t shed.

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You just take a greening pin, stick the balloon in the middle…

birthday wreathand stick it to the straw wreath.

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Push it in nice and tight.

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Do this over and over and over until the whole wreath is filled in colorful balloons!

birthday wreathWhat a way to welcome the birthday person with COLOR!  My kids love it when the birthday wreath comes out…it is now associated with birthday FUN!!!

Happy Birthday!

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Our good friend Amber is the pro at making these – she was so nice to let us take pictures of her making one so we could share it with all of you!  She said she originally got the idea from a wonderful lady named Carleen Tanner.  Amber is such a fun person to be around…as you can see in the picture (another thing she got roped into:)

“Hi my name is Amber and life is GRAND!

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I’m married to my best friend & I am a mom to five beautiful kids (3 boys 2 girls).

Life is never dull! I love doing all sorts of new activities (riding a very small bike down a hill:)”

Five Fun Facts

about Amber:

I just ran a 5k and had a BLAST!
A Cadbury egg is my weak spot ( I have a lot in my freezer:)
I hate to wear swim suits
I have literally had to “get the lead out”…….
Purple is the best color around

If I were a Super Hero

“I think I would be the Patience Princess.

I so lack in this department and need all the help I can get.”

Thanks Amber for answering the question, How Does She…make a birthday wreath?  You rock!

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birthday wreath Thanks Cindy for letting us play at Skip to My Lou


240 Comments
COMMENTS
  1. May 5th, 2010 at 6:54 am
    Shelley says:
    Amber is the coolest! This is such a fun idea. --Amber, let's race soon. I'll sooo win! ;)
  2. May 5th, 2010 at 7:26 am
    Gina says:
    I love it! It's simple to do and can be used for years and years. Thanks so much for sharing it!
  3. May 5th, 2010 at 7:29 am
    Birthday Party Ideas 4 Kids says:
    Such a great idea! I'm going to link our blog to this demonstration for our readers. Thanks for posting it!!
  4. May 5th, 2010 at 7:40 am
    Philip says:
    This is a wonderful idea. My son likes balloons so much that I am not sure how well it would last though. :-) He would probably spend his entire birthday asking if he could play with the wreath yet. I love the idea though and might have to try it out sometime. Thanks!
    .-= Philip´s last blog ..Tattlefits, Not Your Average Tantrum =-.
    • February 21st, 2013 at 12:46 pm
      Ashley says:
      I made one for my son's December birthday party and our cold Canadian winter had no effect on it at all. I hung it on the door the day of the party last year and this year and it still looks as great as the day i made it.
  5. May 5th, 2010 at 7:45 am
    TidyMom says:
    What FUN!!! I stumbled this too!
    .-= TidyMom´s last blog ..Photography Haven & PSE Workshop Giveaway! =-.
  6. May 5th, 2010 at 7:56 am
    Kaye says:
    Awesome! Thanks for sharing!
    .-= Kaye´s last blog ..Tuesday Free For All =-.
  7. May 5th, 2010 at 8:12 am
    Tammy Moore says:
    This is fabulous! I love decorating for birthdays, but not the embarrassing banners, etc. This is a great, chic alternative! TFS!
    .-= Tammy Moore´s last blog ..It’s HERE! =-.
  8. May 5th, 2010 at 8:15 am
    Bailey says:
    I love wreaths! This one makes me so happy. Thanks for sharing. I am posting about it on my blog.

    doehlerdays.blogspot.com/2010/05/balloon-birthday-wreath.html

    Thanks for the inspiration.
    .-= Bailey´s last blog ..Balloon Birthday Wreath =-.
  9. May 5th, 2010 at 8:20 am
    Tammy says:
    I love this idea!! I've had 2 of those wreaths lying around for a couple of years and NOW I know what to do with them!

    Thanks!
  10. May 5th, 2010 at 8:21 am
    Donna says:
    I love the colorful design. Great idea and Thanks for sharing!
    .-= Donna´s last blog ..Photo Collage using Picnik =-.
  11. May 5th, 2010 at 8:27 am
    rebekah says:
    super cute!!! i can't wait to gather up supplies and make this one!! thanks for the idea!!!
  12. May 5th, 2010 at 8:30 am
    tiffany says:
    Gosh this is so clever and cute.
  13. May 5th, 2010 at 8:44 am
    Sheri M. says:
    Love this idea! Do you think it would last being outside during January in MN? It would be nice to have it out for the week of D's birthday, but I wonder what the freezing cold would do to the wreath....
    • May 5th, 2010 at 5:33 pm
      Missy says:
      I lived in Minnesota for a couple years...I feel for you in the winter and for the balloons...that is the coldest I have EVER been! Maybe you could hang it on his bedroom door as someone suggested??? I can't imagine it would harm it outside, but you never in MN BRRRRRRR.
      • May 12th, 2010 at 8:03 am
        Sheri M. says:
        When my son was born it was 35 degrees below zero & that was without the windchill! So I think I will hang the wreath inside the door & then on the outside on his actual birthday. I love all your fabulous ideas! Thanks so much for inspiring me every day!
  14. May 5th, 2010 at 10:40 am
    Nesleirbag says:
    The simplest things sometimes have the most pizazz! What little kid wouldn't be over the moon with that on his front door? It just says P-A-R-T-Y!
  15. May 5th, 2010 at 11:15 am
    Michelle says:
    Love Love Love that wreath! How fun if you decorate the birthday kids door too. Also, I wish I had thought of freezing Cadbury eggs for all year long, they're my favorite!
  16. May 5th, 2010 at 11:39 am
    Amanda says:
    I cannot wait to do this for my almost three year olds bday party...I am thinking you can even do something fun like buy themed balloons that match the party!!!!!!
    .-= Amanda´s last blog ..Moms I Admire: Day One... =-.
  17. May 5th, 2010 at 12:14 pm
    Chelsea says:
    This is such a great idea!! I am linking it on my blog!! www.itsgoodfortheheart.blogspot.com Love your blog!!!
  18. May 5th, 2010 at 12:28 pm
    Jessa says:
    With a birthday coming up I had to come see this and am glad I did, great idea, thanks for sharing it.
    .-= Jessa´s last blog ..Mothers Day Tablescape =-.
  19. May 5th, 2010 at 1:37 pm
    Jeanette Kirkham says:
    Love it!! I have a birthday coming in 2 weeks (and another 2 weeks after that) that this will be perfect for!!

    Thanks!
    .-= Jeanette Kirkham´s last blog ..Girly Apron =-.
  20. May 5th, 2010 at 2:34 pm
    Lindsey@Kindred Spirit Mommy says:
    Love this! And I have a little one's birthday coming up. :)
    .-= Lindsey@Kindred Spirit Mommy´s last blog ..ToysandGamesOnline.com – Outdoor Toys Galore! {Little Tikes Jr. Play Slide Review} =-.
  21. May 5th, 2010 at 3:58 pm
    Courtney Carpenter says:
    Oh, oh, oh, I am going to be making one of these this week! I have to drive an hour to get the supplies but well worth it! Thanks for sharing this project, it is super cute!
    .-= Courtney Carpenter´s last blog ..25,000 HITS! Let's celebrate! =-.
  22. May 5th, 2010 at 5:41 pm
    Jodi says:
    So cute I had to share on my craft inspired blog!
    .-= Jodi´s last blog ..Make a Balloon Birthday Wreath =-.
  23. May 5th, 2010 at 7:46 pm
    Erin says:
    I obviously loved this wreath at first sight. But I also immediately thought "there aint no way I'm tying a million balloons around a piece of wire. Aint no way, aint no how". But.. DUH... she's a genius!! Floral picks... doy. Thanks for sharing!!
  24. May 5th, 2010 at 8:46 pm
    niki says:
    Well hello there! I am popping in from Works for Me Wednesday.

    I love this craft to pieces.

    Thanks for sharing! While you are out and about visiting other entries, stop by and see me at Free 2 Be Frugal.

    :)
  25. May 5th, 2010 at 9:25 pm
    Kendra Goodrich says:
    What a cute, clever idea. I am definitely going to have to try this one!
  26. May 6th, 2010 at 12:08 am
    Beverly says:
    Oh I love this! My daughter's birthday is tomorrow! I think I'll make it to put on her door. Thanks!
    .-= Beverly´s last blog ..Flamingo Feature! =-.
  27. May 6th, 2010 at 5:48 am
    Robin says:
    This is darling! I love it. I am going to do this for my son's 3rd bday this month. Thank you for sharing.
    .-= Robin´s last blog ..Ass Cake =-.
  28. May 6th, 2010 at 6:09 am
    Lauren @ Crave. Indulge. Satisfy. says:
    This is such a creative idea! Love all the vibrant colors!
    .-= Lauren @ Crave. Indulge. Satisfy.´s last blog ..My First Basketweave Cake =-.
  29. May 6th, 2010 at 7:10 pm
    meghan says:
    This is freakin awesome!
    .-= meghan´s last blog ..Here's your real NJ Housewives! =-.
  30. May 7th, 2010 at 6:29 am
    Tammy @ Not Just Paper and Glue says:
    That is such a fun wreath!! So cool!
  31. May 7th, 2010 at 8:28 am
    Bitterroot Mama says:
    I love this idea!! What a great way to celebrate a birthday. I'm going to tuck this idea away for my baby's first birthday. Yay!
  32. May 7th, 2010 at 10:11 am
    Mary Williams says:
    Loving this wreath!!! I featured it on my friday favorites
    lilbitofus.blogspot.com/2010/05/friday-favorites.html
    .-= Mary Williams´s last blog ..Mommyhood Monday!!!! =-.
  33. May 7th, 2010 at 1:18 pm
    Liz@HoosierHomemade says:
    My boys are all teenagers, but I think they would still love that!
    Thanks so much for the great tutortial!
    ~Liz
    .-= Liz@HoosierHomemade´s last blog ..Mother’s Day Extravaganza ~ Wilton Cupcake Products =-.
  34. May 7th, 2010 at 4:47 pm
    Heather says:
    What size wreath did she use? 14"?
  35. May 8th, 2010 at 2:53 pm
    Beckie says:
    That is totally adorable. Dang it my son's birthday was Friday wish I would have seen that earlier. LOVES IT!
    .-= Beckie´s last blog ..How to Make a Paperbag Pinata =-.
  36. May 10th, 2010 at 11:49 pm
    Someday Crafts says:
    Love this one! You guys always have such great ideas! I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.
    .-= Someday Crafts´s last blog ..Crackle Finish With Elmer's Glue =-.
  37. May 11th, 2010 at 1:56 pm
    Leanne says:
    What a fun birthday wreath. So cleaver! I'm doing this for the next birthday and since I have 8 kids, that should be soon.
  38. May 11th, 2010 at 7:44 pm
    Scotti O. says:
    I hope it's ok; I am featuring it on my blog tomorrow!

    http://oxfordfam.blogspot.com/2010/05/test.html
  39. May 11th, 2010 at 11:37 pm
    Angela says:
    Freeky that you and Heather posted this tutorial the very same day. It happened to be her son's 4th birthday that day too. And yes, she got the idea from Carleen Tanner's class too! I've actually had the stuff to make one, sitting in a cubby for a couple years. Haven't gotten to it yet, but I'm now going to try a different variation for the wreath part (something my friend, Cami recently did) that actually holds it together even better!! Now to get to Hobby Lobby and get what I need. I will post mine as soon as I get it done! http://creativehomemakers.blogspot.com
    And Heather's wreath... http://creativehomemakers.blogspot.com/2010/05/turning-4.html
    .-= Angela´s last blog ..{Glaze} for Salmon =-.
  40. May 12th, 2010 at 12:08 pm
    Becky says:
    What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing. I love the bright colors :)
    .-= Becky´s last blog ..WFMW - Freezing Leftovers =-.
  41. May 12th, 2010 at 7:45 pm
    becca @ birthday girl says:
    this is such a fabulous idea- so original! i'm bookmarking it to save and share!
  42. May 12th, 2010 at 9:08 pm
    lynn says:
    So cute! I was waiting for you to tell us we had to blow up all those balloons. Whew.
  43. May 15th, 2010 at 11:37 pm
    Tricia says:
    I can't wait to get the supplies and get started on this. This is the cutest idea I have seen!
  44. May 18th, 2010 at 11:38 am
    grey umbrella says:
    genius! i will be copying at some point!
    .-= grey umbrella´s last blog ..meatless meal :: tortilla casserole =-.
  45. May 19th, 2010 at 2:48 am
    Anke says:
    Wow, what a great idea! Thanks for sharing, I've got so many old balloons which aren't suitable for inflating any more, so this is the perfect thing to do with them.
    .-= Anke´s last blog ..Faces in Places =-.
  46. May 20th, 2010 at 2:36 am
    LIANNE NICHOLS says:
    I am in love with this wreath and can not wait for someone to have a birthday now!!!!
  47. May 20th, 2010 at 4:31 pm
    HilarySh says:
    I looove this! I am currently making it. I bought 160 balloons (7 inch size) and can tell I'm going to need lots more. I think there might be a typo in saying you want 1.5-2" size balloons. Looking at the pictures, I can tell they are bigger. I think the 7" size is perfect. Also, I'm sticking more than one balloon in each greening pin... Such a great craft! Thanks!
  48. May 21st, 2010 at 8:48 am
    Joanne says:
    So original! Love it! I'll be linking in my week in review post tomorrow!
  49. May 25th, 2010 at 12:32 pm
    Mary Williams says:
    I made this wreath and blogged about it!!

    http://lilbitofus.blogspot.com/2010/05/balloon-wreath.html
    .-= Mary Williams´s last blog ..Balloon Wreath!! =-.
  50. May 27th, 2010 at 1:55 pm
    Shannon says:
    I love this! I will definately feature this soon, and credit you with the idea! Thank you so much and I look forward to linking back to your blog!
  51. May 31st, 2010 at 2:39 pm
    Rachel says:
    I love, love, love this wreath! I made one for my daughter's 1st birthday, and I plan to hang it each year as a birthday tradition. So quick, so easy, so cute! Thanks for the idea. :)
  52. June 1st, 2010 at 1:14 pm
    craftytammie says:
    love this! i made one! blogged here craftytammie.blogspot.com
    .-= craftytammie´s last blog ..birthday balloon wreath =-.
  53. June 3rd, 2010 at 6:33 pm
    Angela says:
    Okay HowDoesShe fans... I FINALLY got MINE done and posted! I have a new variation for the base-wreath part to share with you. Stop by and see!!

    http://creativehomemakers.blogspot.com/2010/06/angs-birthday-wreath-ii.html

    We are all just a bunch of Birthday wreath crazies now, aren't we? More Birthday stuff to post as well. Lovin' Birthday season!! :o)
    .-= Angela´s last blog ..Ang's Birthday Wreath II =-.
  54. June 6th, 2010 at 7:25 pm
    Erika says:
    This is such a great idea! Definitely one to remember!
    .-= Erika´s last blog ..Thank Sugar It’s Friday! =-.
  55. June 21st, 2010 at 9:41 am
    Sally says:
    Just shared this adorable wreath on my blog! This is really the cutest idea. Thank you!
    .-= Sally´s last blog ..THE Most Fabulous Balloon Wreath Ever =-.
  56. June 22nd, 2010 at 9:37 pm
    Tanya says:
    This is a great birthday wreath and it looks pretty simple to make. Thanks!
    .-= Tanya´s last blog ..Our pet Guinea Pigs =-.
  57. June 25th, 2010 at 10:38 am
    Jennifer says:
    Just wanted to post after making this wreath, which I fell in love with when seeing it on your site!! THANK YOU! I bought an 18" straw wreath, and I ended up using around 200-220 balloons, so you may want to pick up more balloons and pins if you decide to make this. It really is beautiful and will be perfect for birthdays!!
  58. June 29th, 2010 at 7:23 am
    Amy says:
    Just made this for my little guy's birthday and I can't wait to hang it up. The kids thought it was really cool and I loved how easy this craft was. Thank you so much for the idea!!
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..A Week of Summer Fun On 20 or Less =-.
  59. June 29th, 2010 at 2:02 pm
    Tracy says:
    That is such a cool design!
    .-= Tracy´s last blog ..It’s Funky- Freaky Friday- Fashion’s Oddest Finds- Right Here- =-.
  60. July 7th, 2010 at 7:07 am
    K.Abbott says:
    Loved this birthday wreath and made onelast week for my daughters birthday party....it came ou really cute with lots of compliments. Si I had to direct them to your site. Thanks girls!!!!
  61. July 12th, 2010 at 12:50 pm
    Alan @ sticviews says:
    Ha ha! When I saw the picture on top I was blown away -- I was thinking of giving them to an orphanage or something. Shows your how different people think differently!
    .-= Alan @ sticviews´s last blog ..Tile Stickers And Decals For All- =-.
  62. July 13th, 2010 at 9:12 am
    Erin says:
    What a darling idea!
  63. July 28th, 2010 at 9:54 pm
    AMBER says:
    Do you know what size wreath you used for the 144 balloons? Just wondering. Thanks!
    • July 28th, 2010 at 11:33 pm
      Alison says:
      18 inch...we found it at Michael's crafts BTW:)
      • July 30th, 2010 at 12:24 pm
        AMBER says:
        Thanks Alison! I must have really stuffed mine full because I used 144 balloons on only half my wreath and I had the 18 inch size wreath! Hmm?? Well, it looks cute so far though...I'll have to go back for more balloons soon.

        Thanks for the cute idea!!
  64. August 15th, 2010 at 11:43 pm
    Nikeela says:
    FANTASTIC!!!! Love it and will be making it for my daughters 4th birthday party. Thanks for sharing!
  65. August 16th, 2010 at 9:05 pm
    Beverly says:
    What an awesome and colorful idea! Great decoration for a kids birthday party!
  66. August 23rd, 2010 at 10:07 am
    Gina says:
    I made this for my niece and she loved it! It's adorable. I can't wait to make another.
  67. August 23rd, 2010 at 10:40 am
    Lisa says:
    Thanks so much for the good directions. I'm going to make one to use for the front door any time any of the family has a birthday, and I'll add a hanging tag in the middle with the birthday boy/girl's name. Thanks!
  68. August 29th, 2010 at 8:50 pm
    Paige says:
    Thanks for the great idea! I just finished making it for my son's 1st birthday party. I am then going to pass it off to a friend to use at her son's party. It is perfect. I did use about 200 balloons and could have even used more!!
  69. September 2nd, 2010 at 2:49 pm
    Jen says:
    I'm on the verge of making this and wondered what size of a wreath is used in the photos? I purchased an 18" wreath but wondered if I was going to need more balloons and pins to get it all covered.
  70. September 6th, 2010 at 7:19 pm
    Mitsy says:
    Do you do the balloons just in the front or all over the wreath front and back? Thanks
    • September 7th, 2010 at 5:51 am
      Alison says:
      The front and sides:) Nothing on the back.
  71. September 13th, 2010 at 6:50 am
    Sue_W says:
    What fun! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful, and easy, idea!
  72. September 13th, 2010 at 1:56 pm
    kimberly says:
    oh rats! I just toted my toddlers to three different craft stores getting supplies to make this, and I could only get a 12 inch wreath. will it look silly so small? hmmm. perhaps I'll have to make the small one for a bedroom door and an additional large 18 incher for the front door!
  73. September 22nd, 2010 at 12:22 pm
    Jocelyn says:
    That is brilliant! I love that you can use it over and over again instead of blowing up balloons that will just get thrown away. I might have to make one of these!
    .-= Jocelyn´s last blog ..IHF- Smirk =-.
  74. September 23rd, 2010 at 12:28 pm
    Sara @ It's Good to be Queen says:
    oh i LOVE this!! I've got to do this for my sons' bday parties!
    .-= Sara @ It's Good to be Queen´s last blog ..the progression of a breakfast nook =-.
  75. September 26th, 2010 at 11:28 pm
    Jen says:
    LOVE the wreath!!! I ran right out and bought the supplies and made one. THANKS for sharing!
  76. September 29th, 2010 at 10:47 am
    Ambrosia says:
    I love this! My middle son turns 6 in a few weeks - I'll have this on my door for sure!!!
    .-= Ambrosia´s last blog ..Easy Peasy Halloween Picture Frame &amp My 1st Give-away! =-.
  77. October 13th, 2010 at 3:22 am
    Amy says:
    I have ADORED this wreath for AGES!! With my daughters Ribbon of Rainbows themed party coming up I thought I'd put my own spin on it... giggleberrycreations.blogspot.com/2010/10/rainbow-ribbon-birthday-wreath.html

    Thanks for the inspiration xx
  78. October 22nd, 2010 at 11:30 am
    A says:
    I loved this. SO easy and FUN. Made it while watching a sports game with the hubby. Apparently 2 inch balloons are water balloons and I could only get 12 inch balloons which made it look lusher. I also used 2 balloons to a pin occassionally to ensure I had enough pins.
  79. October 28th, 2010 at 12:32 pm
    Dominika says:
    I love this idea, I made one for my baby's 1st Birthday :)
  80. November 8th, 2010 at 5:42 pm
    Mel | Dietriffic says:
    Oooh... LOVE this. Love this site. Thank you girls, you rock!! :)
    .-= Mel | Dietriffic´s last blog ..Need Help Kick-Starting an Active Lifestyle Here’s How… =-.
  81. November 8th, 2010 at 5:43 pm
    Mel | Dietriffic says:
    Oooh... LOVE this. Love this site. Thank you girls, you rock!! :)
  82. November 10th, 2010 at 8:44 pm
    Kristin Bolling says:
    This is the most fun wreath I have ever laid eyes on. You have no trouble finding a Christmas Wreath or any other holiday wreath for that matter, but a BIRTHDAY wreath is impossible. I am so excited to try this out.
  83. November 11th, 2010 at 3:00 pm
    Michelle says:
    I saw this and had to make it for my son's birthday! I put it on our front door today before he came home from school. It was a great success! His response says it all; "Mom did you make that for me? Your awesome!"
    • November 11th, 2010 at 5:46 pm
      Missy says:
      YaY! That is what it is all about right? Making the kids feel loved and celebrated on their special day! I'm so glad it worked! Nice job.
  84. November 20th, 2010 at 9:02 pm
    Mallaidh says:
    I am so not a crafty person, but this post made it all look easy enough. So, I bought my balloons and greening pins and voila! 1.5 hours later I have a beautiful balloon wreath! Thanks for sharing your great idea!
  85. December 1st, 2010 at 2:36 pm
    Lucia - un.vagalume says:
    Although it's a Birthday Wreath, I've decided to propose it as Christmas Wreath in my Christmas Wreaths Roundup for a Handmade Christmas. Just because it's fun, original, and a different idea! ;)

    You can see the post here: http://unvagalume.blogspot.com/2010/12/nadalfeitoaman-coroas.html
  86. January 7th, 2011 at 8:35 am
    Michelle S. says:
    Thanks for posting this. I just made it for my daughters b-day party and can't wait to put it up...super cute. Love your site. Wish I had your photo skills, you take the best pics.
  87. January 11th, 2011 at 9:00 am
    Sam says:
    This was my first HowDoesShe...and was on the door for my youngest's 1st birthday party this weekend! SO many compliments and it was almost scary-easy to do. Thanks so much for your site -- you've totally re-sparked my inner-crafter! :-D
  88. January 14th, 2011 at 8:05 am
    Amy says:
    I am planning on making this wreath for my son's 1st birthday, but I cannot find 1 1/2 - 2 inch sized balloons. I bought 7 inch but they look way too big on the wreath. Any suggestions???
    • January 31st, 2011 at 9:59 am
      Andrea says:
      did you ever get a response from anybody on this one? I want to make it also. i am googling on line and not finding anything that says 1 1/2 to 2. I am confused!
      • February 3rd, 2011 at 1:00 pm
        Missy says:
        This is just the measurement across the balloon when it is deflated. We just used regular party balloons, the kind you would buy to blow up or have filled with helium. You could use any size you want, really.
  89. January 25th, 2011 at 10:25 am
    debi says:
    Love this idea!! Will use it for our monthly Joy Club Birthday Celebrations!! We used to make scrunchies with the same idea. Thanks!
  90. January 29th, 2011 at 10:12 am
    debi says:
    Loved your idea, and have made one for our monthly Birthdays for the Kid's Club. I used a larger styrofoam wreath, hot glue, and much more that 144 balloons!! (I used to work at Looney Balloony...so I have bag fulls of every size and color imaginable! A wonderful craft! Thanks!
  91. January 31st, 2011 at 11:26 pm
    fitness girl says:
    Can you make one for me lol...its cool!

    party time...
  92. February 18th, 2011 at 6:22 pm
    Shannon says:
    This is soooo adorable. I will be making one!!
  93. March 5th, 2011 at 8:45 am
    patti says:
    AWESOME! I am SO doing this today! Thanks for sharing!
  94. March 10th, 2011 at 8:11 pm
    my3littlebirds says:
    I have been looking for a wreath to use for the month 3 out of 5 of my family members celebrate birthdays...and this is THE ONE! Thank you for such a cute idea.
  95. April 11th, 2011 at 6:46 pm
    Katy Lunsford says:
    I've never seen this - I LOVE it! How fun. Did you use a straw wreath? did you leave the plastic coating on it? Thanks!
    • April 11th, 2011 at 7:50 pm
      Missy says:
      yes! Leave the plastic coating on and it will hold the straw in better.
  96. April 26th, 2011 at 12:24 pm
    Shanna Watson says:
    I made one this past weekend...my daughter LOVED it!! My boys are excited to have it for their bdays as well. Received so many compliments...I gave credit where credit was due :) Thanks for such an awesome idea!!
  97. May 2nd, 2011 at 7:24 pm
    Sarah says:
    Love this! I adapted it for a friends twin boy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party ... take a peak - they turned out great!

    http://hotmessmoma.blogspot.com/2011/05/two-is-better-than-one.html
  98. May 10th, 2011 at 9:23 am
    Patricia Mickelsen says:
    What fun idea! That would be a wonderful party decoration!
  99. May 20th, 2011 at 8:52 pm
    Noel says:
    This is fabulous - This WILL be so cute hung on my front door during my daughter's birthday party.
  100. May 20th, 2011 at 8:53 pm
    Noel says:
    I will definitely give this a try.
  101. May 25th, 2011 at 6:03 am
    Private Jet Hire says:
    flower's wreath, one of the most cut and lovely way to celebrate a birthday
  102. June 6th, 2011 at 11:24 am
    holly says:
    thank you so much for posting this tutorial!! i made one of my very own (actually ending up using 400 balloons) for my twin boys' upcoming 3rd birthday and am totally in love with it. i actually hung it a whole week early. here's a picture: http://shootingallens.posterous.com/preppin

    thanks again!
    holly
  103. June 30th, 2011 at 2:12 pm
    Ashley harrington says:
    Could you use a styrofoam wreath instead?
    • July 6th, 2011 at 9:35 am
      Missy says:
      I would think so. I haven't tried it, but I don't see why not.
  104. July 11th, 2011 at 9:40 am
    Chrissy says:
    LOVE this idea! I just made one myself for a birthday party this weekend.

    I also featured this tutorial in my blog, but I can't find your button to include in it! If you have one, show me where tog et it & I will put it in the post!

    Thank you for your inspiration!

    Chrissy

    http://formamas.blogspot.com/2011/07/balloon-wreath-this-past-weekend-i.html
  105. July 27th, 2011 at 12:41 pm
    Charlotte says:
    I love this. So much in fact that I featured you in my bi-monthly "stuff I like" post.

    http://charlottelaughs.blogspot.com/2011/07/another-round-up-july-edition.html

    Thanks!
  106. July 29th, 2011 at 12:38 pm
    Leigh says:
    Love,love,love this wreath! Made it and blogged about it. achocolatehouse@blogspot.com
  107. August 10th, 2011 at 10:45 am
    Julie says:
    Wowsers! This is fantastic!
  108. August 11th, 2011 at 10:31 pm
    T-Byrd says:
    Hello....

    I linked up to you today because you were the first site that gave my balloon wreath inspiration and it lead to my cheshire cat wreath.

    http://bitofbyrd.blogspot.com/2011/08/cheshire-cat-wreath.html
  109. August 16th, 2011 at 8:44 am
    Jeannie says:
    That is absolutely adorable and so unique. The colors look amazing when combined all together. Super creative and economical too.
  110. August 19th, 2011 at 7:46 am
    Discount Marlboro says:
    Great work. Beautiful idea ;)
  111. September 20th, 2011 at 6:39 am
    Natasha says:
    I can't wait to try this for my twins' first bday!
  112. November 15th, 2011 at 2:22 pm
    Anne Made says:
    Just made this wreath! Absolutely love it! Thank you so much for the idea!
  113. November 29th, 2011 at 8:02 am
    Wendy says:
    Adored this idea so much, I made one for my 2YO's recent birthday. I also found a wooden initial at the craft store, spray-mounted colorful scrapbooking paper on it and dangled it (with fish line) in the center. It was the most cheerful greeting our guests could have received, esp given the rainy day!
  114. December 4th, 2011 at 2:46 pm
    Justene says:
    great idea! thanks for sharing! :)
  115. December 19th, 2011 at 8:28 am
    Kir says:
    I adore this...and since I am NOT AT ALL crafty, this is perfect for a girl like me.I am going to get all the "FIXINS" for this tonight :)
  116. December 21st, 2011 at 4:25 am
    Sue says:
    loving this site..yay for coming across it..keep the ideas coming
  117. February 3rd, 2012 at 2:20 pm
    Judy Murrah says:
    So glad to have found you.
  118. February 18th, 2012 at 12:39 pm
    Susan Jensen says:
    Website/ you or I need one? Goofy newbie
    Love the Balloon wreath. Im going to make 2 a little smaller. Its fun isnt it.
  119. February 26th, 2012 at 7:18 am
    Becky says:
    This would be cool for homecoming week at schools, super bowl parties, Christmas...you can just use two or three colors for those events. Not just for birthdays. Ideas are just flooding my brain!!
  120. February 26th, 2012 at 8:12 pm
    Mindy says:
    I recently came across this on pinterest and couldn't wait to make it!!! It looks even better in person. I decided to use it to decorate my door at a baby shower I am throwing, then, giving it as a gift to the new mom so she'll have it for all her little man's birthdays.
  121. March 10th, 2012 at 2:35 pm
    Nicole says:
    What a lovely idea. i am going to do this for my friends birthday this month. Thanks for the share BTW.
  122. March 19th, 2012 at 1:16 pm
    Shautel says:
    Ate you certain you used 1 1/2-2 inch balloons? I have an assortesd bag & the 3 inch balloons seem too small
  123. March 28th, 2012 at 7:44 pm
    Sarah H says:
    Hi there! I came across your blog during a search for a balloon wreath tutorial. Cute wreath, by the way. I went out to purchase the 1 1/2 to 3 inch balloons and I could only find (so far, I have been to 2 stores) standard 12in balloons. I assume this is the size when blown up, however from looking at the package the balloons I am finding are larger than 3 inches. Should I be looking for water balloon size? Thanks for your help!
    • March 30th, 2012 at 10:42 am
      Missy says:
      We just used the regular balloons you blow up for a party - not sure about the sizing. You could use any size, really - but the bigger the balloon, the less you probably need to fill your wreath. We just bought a bunch of packages and opened them as we needed them - then took back the unused packages.
      Have fun!
  124. May 9th, 2012 at 4:37 am
    Ngoc Chau says:
    Hi all,
    I really love your page and thank you for all the posts. I love to do activities with my kids so this can help me out. Best greetings from Vietnam to all of you and your families.
  125. June 19th, 2012 at 11:19 pm
    Emily says:
    I wanta try I wanta try!!!
  126. July 27th, 2012 at 1:43 pm
    Amy Gauthier says:
    I attended a birthday party for a 6 year old, and the host had each little girl tie little balloons to the straps on rubber flip-flop straps. Theynwere tied close together and looked like ruffles! So cute!
  127. July 28th, 2012 at 12:09 pm
    Christy says:
    I am planning an Artist Party for my sons upcoming 8th birthday. And am going to use all of the primary colors. Came across your wreath and LOVED it. I went today to buy the stuff at JoAnn's and used coupons for the wreath and greening pins. And only paid $5.68. Then went to the Dollar Tree and bought 150 balloons for $6.68. So when all is said and done I have spent like $13.00 for an absolutely adorable wreath. That will greet our guests when they arrive. Thanks so much for sharing!!
  128. August 11th, 2012 at 10:46 am
    Kimberly Bonham says:
    Love this wreath! Featured you on my blog! Come check it out!

    http://diaryofabrwneyedgirl.blogspot.com/2012/08/show-off-saturday-link-up_11.html
  129. September 8th, 2012 at 6:30 am
    Julie says:
    Do you have a option to just print the directions?
  130. October 19th, 2012 at 11:35 am
    Jenn says:
    I love this balloon wreath. I made a Halloween version for my Halloween party. I used black, green and orange balloons and hung a skull in the middle. I'm going to make balloon wreaths for all my parties! Thanks for the great idea.
  131. November 2nd, 2012 at 10:41 pm
    Marina Hastings says:
    I totally LOVE this!!! I am off to Michael's tomorrow or maybe JoAnn's :)
  132. January 22nd, 2013 at 10:15 am
    Lori m says:
    Fantastic balloon wreath, this is one I will be trying out, thank you for the inspiration.
  133. February 21st, 2013 at 12:34 pm
    Ashley says:
    TIP: If you can't find a straw wreath that's wrapped in plastic (I couldn't) wrap fabric ribbon around the wreath and hot glue in place to prevent the wreath from shedding.
  134. April 17th, 2013 at 12:46 pm
    Angela says:
    I wanted to know why greening pins? could staples be used? or does the balloon lay better with the pins? and is it one greening pin per balloon?
    • April 19th, 2013 at 9:35 am
      Missy says:
      I haven't tried making one with staples - i am not sure they would be long enough to stick to the wreath and hold, but you could try. I put two or three balloons in each greening pin when I made mine. good luck!
  135. October 29th, 2013 at 9:20 am
    Jamie says:
    We have made a few balloon wreaths and they all have seemed to get slits in the balloons. Do you know why this would happen and how to prevent it?

    Thanks!
    Jamie
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