DIY Oversized Balloon Ornaments
Last year, these ornament balloons I did last minute to photograph the Nutcracker Balloon Mosaic were a HIT! Unknown to me, they had been done quite a bit on Pinterest and in a simpler way...Wish I would've checked there first lol.
Professional pictures by @weelovephotography.
This year, I've received lots of questions already on how to make them. I decided to add a different twist on them to make them look even MORE like ornaments! I promise it's SOOOO EASY!
- Orbz Balloon
- 12x12" Glitter or metallic cardstock paper (silver or gold)
- Thin ribbon (optional)
- Using the hand pump, blow up the Orbz balloon. Make sure all the creases are gone on the seams to ensure its round.
- Cut the cardstock paper into 4- 3" strips.
- Take one of the 3" strips and cut into 3 even strips. Each strip will be about 1" in width.
- Roll each of the 3" strips until the ends overlap about 1". Hot glue the overlapped ends to each other.
- Depending on the length desired for the handle of the ornament top, cut and size the 1" strips. Glue it to the ends on the inside of the 3" rolled strips.
- Using the hot glue, adhere the ornament top to the orb balloon over the tail end of the balloon.
That's it! They look beautiful just like this. If you want to add decor to them to look even more like ornaments, I have some steps below to achieve that!
- There are two ways to do this look on the ornament balloon. The first way, is using a Cricut. Cut out snowflakes in white vinyl, peel them, and adhere to the balloon ornament in whichever pattern you like! The other way, would be to purchase snowflake stickers or pre-made vinyls and place on the ornaments. Easy peasy!
Snow Drip Ornament:
- White acrylic paint
- Mod Podge
- Iridescent glitter
- Make sure you've adhered your ornament top to the balloon. (If this step is not done first, the glue will NOT adhere over the paint and glitter.
- Take the paintbrush dipped in white paint and outline your drips on the balloon. Fill in the drips with white paint. Give it 2 coats to make sure its covered in white.
- Once the white paint is dry, in sections, apply the mod podge with the paintbrush. As you apply the modge podge in sections, pour the glitter over the wet mod podge. Keep repeating this until all the drips are covered in glitter.
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