Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Birthday Wreath Tutorial

Tired of the birthday talk yet? I promised a few people I'd show a tutorial of the wreath I made for the party Saturday so here goes.

It's super easy.

Buy a metal wreath form. Our craft store only carried ones with stuff already on them so I bought a discounted Christmas one and tore all the stuff off at home.

Make sure you have a lot of balloons. A lot a lot. I used at least three bags of 72 then I bought a few bags of individual colors I was running out of. Truth be told, I have a lot of balloons left over because I didn't want to use certain colors that were included in the bags.
I started with the outer (the biggest) ring
This is the back of the wreath, but it's the easiest way to see how I tied them
 Start tying the balloons around the wreath. It took me a bit to find my groove so I like one side of the wreath better than the other but it works. I tied them on around the middle point of the balloon so you could see the end of some of the balloons too.

The outer ring finished.
 Once I finished the outer ring of the wreath, I moved on to the inner ring. B and my sister thought it was full enough and I didn't need to but my OCD self did it anyway. I couldn't tell too much of a difference, but I do think it looks a bit fuller when both rings are filled.

Voila! This was a super easy and super cute addition to the party. I did it throughout the week while watching TV. Unlike everything else I did for the party, this was easy to pick up and put down whenever I had time.

9 comments:

  1. So fun! Iv'e seen these but never knew how they were made. You did a really good job

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  2. Cute! Love the wreath and the rainbow color drinks!

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  3. Everything looks awesome!!! Hope you had a fabulous time!

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  4. It looks amazing . . . I love all those bright colors, and it goes so well with the other decorations. You're so creative! I never do any DIY projects. Gotta work on that.

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  5. Hey chica! I've been reading your blog anonymously for awhile now. I found you via Loni at babypmakesthree.blogspot.com, whose been a bloggy friend of mine for many years. It's fun to read about you and your sweet little boys!

    Anyhow, I decided to start blogging myself. Please follow me at http://emmyjuneborninmay.blogspot.com .

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    1. Awww thanks, Emmy! I'll have to check out your blog tomorrow morning.

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  6. I've made balloon flipflops, but haven't tried a wreath yet! I love it!

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