AUTHOR: BEC OF 'FOR EVERY HEN'
Mini confetti balloons are not only adorable, beautiful and fun - but they also make great take-home favours!
And whilst they do take a little time to put together (they can be a bit fiddly sometimes!), the end result is completely worth it (plus a good netflix binge makes the time fly by anyway #anyexcuse) ❤
If you would like to learn how to make mini confetti balloons yourself, check out the step-by-step instructions below!
TO MAKE MINI CONFETTI BALLOONS, YOU WILL NEED:
Clear balloons (miniature)
Tissue paper in your party theme colours
Funnel and a thin stick (if you're making very small confetti pieces, a funnel and stick won't be necessary)
Some sort of string/rope/wool/twine (to decorate/hang)
STEP 1: PUNCH IT
Using the hole punch, punch holes into each of your tissue paper packs.
I punch through a number of layers at a time, as the tissue breaks/won't cut if you only use one sheet (plus one sheet at a time will take FOREVER; trust me, you don't want that!).
For different filler options and how to make them (i.e. triangles and sprinkles), see the end of this article.
STEP 2: SEPARATE IT
Once you've finished punching holes, you'll be left with piles of circles as pictured above. Now, the down-side to punching through numerous layers of tissue paper at the same time is that you then have to separate them before placing them inside your balloons.
So, get separating (blowing onto your fingers first will help you grip the top and bottom layers, making it easier to move them all apart)!
STEP 3: FILL THEM UP
Now it's time to fill your gorgeous little balloons with the confetti you've made! There's two ways to do this:
1) If your confetti is small enough to fit into the mouth of the balloon and fall to the base of the balloon, simply use this method (it's quicker and easier!).
2) If your confetti is too large to fit through the mouth, place your mini clear balloons on the end of a small funnel. Fill the funnel with your confetti and gently push it down using the thin stick (as seen below).
Whichever way you decide to fill your balloon, make sure it's filled to the top (refer to the third picture below) for the best results!
STEP 4: BLOW THEM UP
Now it's time to see your handy work in action! Blow up the little beauties (just not too much or you'll have confetti EVERYWHERE!).
Once you've tied the end, rub your hand over the outside of your balloon and watch the confetti 'fly' and stick to the sides.
For those of you who would like to make mini confetti balloons filled with different shapes, here's how (these shapes also look great in giant confetti balloons!).
Cut thin strips of your tissue paper, then cut those strips into small triangles. Fill your balloons as stated in the above instructions.
Cut thin strips of your tissue paper, then cut those strips into small rectangles (as pictured). Fill your balloons as stated in the above instructions.
HANG THEM FROM THE CEILING
Tie string or twine to the tied end of each balloon and hang them upside-down around your venue (or outside in trees around the place!).
MAKE CUTE LITTLE BALLOON LOLLIPOPS
These look amazing placed in vases (they look like little balloon flowers). You can also put the sticks into the ground and line the pathway, hand them out as favours, etc.! Mix with plain coloured balloons in the same colour/s for added effect.
TURN THEM INTO BEAUTIFUL BALLOON BUNTING
Create some beautiful balloon banners that you can hang above tables, around your venue, outdoors between trees, etc. Mix with plain coloured balloons in the same colour/s for added effect.
I'm always excited to see DIY decor in action and would LOVE for you to share your beautiful mini confetti balloon pictures with me in the comments below (or via social media: Facebook | Facebook Group | Instagram).
Cheers to an AMAZING celebration (with the most adorable decorations)!
Much love, keep smiling - Bec x
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