I have a love/hate relationship with balloons. I adore the look of them, they’re affordable, a no-brainer to use and versatile to boot; as you will see in the inspirations below. However, there is an even longer list of hates: I hate touching them, the squeak they make when they touch each other, blowing them up, tying them off, the fear of them popping, the dizzy spells from blowing them up, the funny taste they leave on your mouth (vom), the environment factor when people let them go outside! Looks cute but that’s seriously damaging to our earth guys.
Ok rant over, now for the visual feast here are some of my most favourite ways with balloons by the brave people who created them credited below each image.
#1 Personalise your Balloons!
Add a personal touch to your bunch of balloons with metallic Sharpies using quotes or ‘Mr & Mrs’ for a wedding for example.all-aboutwedding.tumblr.com
#2 Metallic Strokes
Dip your brush in gold and make heavy brush strokes 3/4 of the way up the balloon near the base for a metallic touch!balloontime.com
#3 Dipped in Gold Flakes
Brush on glue and dip into a bowl of gold flakes to add instant wow factor.blog.potterybarnkids.com
#4 Balloon Ice-Cubes
Fill up with water and freeze for no mess drink chillers!boxwoodclippings.com
#5 Wet ‘n’ Wild Balloon Slide
Slippery slide with balloons filled with water! Nuts.fantasticmaterials.blogspot.com
#6 Photo Holders
Hang photos from the balloon strings, this would make a great entrance way to any celebration.focusingonlifegrp.blogspot.com
#7 Window Display
Great to build up anticipation for a new shop opening, like the one pictured below.journal.jennileemarigomen.com
#8 Rainbow Party Wallkaraspartyideas.com
#9 Confetti Balloonslaurenconrad.com
#10 Balloon Pearl Drops
I can see this working for the spring races events.leecarolineart.blogspot.com
#11 Balloon Bombing!
What is it? You sneak into someones room and fill it with hundreds of balloons.h-o-r-i-z-o-n-s.tumblr.com
#12 Animal Balloonskidskubby.com
#13 Make a Wish Balloonohhappyday.com
#14 Balloon Photo Prop
Nothing screams HAPPY like a balloon photo shoot!inspired-design.tumblr.com marycatherinemoody.blogspot.com maxwangerblog.com Lacy Mae Designs makezine.com
#15 Balloon Cake Toppers
#16 Pom Pom Balloons
#17 Balloon Lined Drive Way
#18 Giant Balloons with Decorative Strings
Love the string decorations here!
#19 Balloon Easter Egg
#20 Ice Cream Balloons
Trust Martha to think of this, all you need is a circle of brown paper to make into a cone and tape to the end of the balloon. Cute.
#21 Balloon Mannequin
A super cool way to display clothes
#22 Glowing Balloon Orbs
Fill a balloon with water and break a glow in the dark bracelet into the water and Hang in old stockings for an out of this world effect.Pinned by Allie Payne
#23 Romantic Balloons
For a girly, romantic look wrap your balloons in mesh netting and secure with rosettes.Pinned by Sue McCourt
#24 Balloon Arch
Tie your helium balloons to string and anchor at both ends to create an arch.Pinned by Peggy Wooten