We finally revealed the gender of our growing little baby last week using DIY confetti balloons. They are surprisingly easy to make and add a striking look to any bunch of balloons.
What you Need:
Transparent helium quality balloons
Tissue paper confetti or tissue paper
Helium and ribbon (done at home or at a party shop)
What to do:
If, like me, you’re unable to find giant tissue paper confetti, cut circles from tissue paper using a circle punch, scissors or circle cutter. Do not use heavier paper or hard metallic confetti as this may not stick to the sides of your confetti balloons.
Roll your balloon onto the funnel. Gather confetti in piles of about 10 circles and roll in half to get it through the funnel. Gently shake the confetti down into the main body of the balloon. Keep adding more until you are satisfied with the confetti look. If you are unsure of how it will look, you can blow it up normally, rub the balloon to make it static and then let the air out again once you’ve seen how it looks.
Once you’re satisfied with the look of your balloons, they’re ready to be filled up with helium. Remember that some helium balloons do not stay inflated for all that long, so only inflate them on the day of your party or event. Once inflated, give them a good rub with a synthetic blanket, cloth or on your clothes to get the confetti to stick to the sides of the balloons.
Confetti Balloons Tip
The confetti balloons will work best for an indoor event or if there is no wind outside. We chose a pretty windy day to try take our photos. Unfortunately the blowing around of the balloons did tend to knock the confetti down.
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