LEARN HOW TO MAKE THIS EASY DIY BALLOON GARLAND

DIY Balloon Backdrop Arch Colourful Fun-3

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! I am so excited to share this easy DIY balloon garland with you today even though it’s not very Valentines-ey! Although it totally could be if you used pink and red balloons??

Anyway I think today’s tutorial is the perfect statement decor to add to a sweet or cake table and you could even make it longer and use it as a table runner or a ceremonial arch! The delicate florals add a touch of class, whilst the balloons are the perfect amount of whimsy and best of all, it so incredibly easy to make!

I have always wanted to make a balloon table runner but always imagined you would need loads of special wires and stuff to make it happen. Well, it turns our I was totally wrong! All you need is string (you can also use fishing wire), a pair of scissors and balloons in the colours & sizes of your choice, this one was 5 1/2 ft and used 41 balloons all of the same standard balloon size, so you can use that as a basic guide.

I was totally inspired by the Eclectic Ski Lodge Shoot we featured here a couple of weeks back, so decided to use similar colours and loved the idea of adding flowers & foliage, making it the perfect decor for a wedding.  And if your wondering how long it took me to create this garland it was between 1-2 hours when you add in the fact that I kept stopping for tea breaks! Not bad eh!

DIY Balloon Backdrop Arch Colourful Fun-2 DIY Balloon Backdrop Arch Colourful Fun-4

STEP 1:

Start by inflating your balloons.

DIY Balloon Backdrop Arch Colourful Fun-5 DIY Balloon Backdrop Arch Colourful Fun-6

STEP 2:

Tie a 3 inch piece of string around the knot of your balloon making sure it is secure.

DIY Balloon Backdrop Arch Colourful Fun-8 DIY Balloon Backdrop Arch Colourful Fun-16

STEP 3:

Now cut a piece a string a length of string to the size you would like your garland to be. You may find it easier to elevate your string off the ground somehow by tying it to the backs of two chairs but I found it just as easy working with the string flat on the table. It also helped to make sure there were no gaps underneath as I originally wanted this to be a table runner.

Details

50 BEST DIY PAPER FLOWER TUTORIALS FOR YOUR WEDDING

best-paper-flower-tutorials-for-your-wedding-paper-spring-floral-crown-bespoke-bride-wedding-blog

Today we are thrilled to be sharing another epic list post with you. If you are looking for an alternative to real flowers on your wedding day then look no further, as we have compiled a list of 50 unique paper flower tutorials from photo booth backdrops and altars to cake toppers and bouquets just for you. If your a beginner at DIY, don’t let that put you off as we have included DIY’s for all skills levels or perhaps you are worried that you will be a little short on time, we have even included a few tutorials that will take less than 10 minutes to make. So no matter your skill level or availability there’s a flower DIY in here with your name on it.

1. The Paper Spring Floral Crown  pictured above, would make a beautiful bridal crown. (Photo by Ashley Isenhour and Brittany Jepsen via The House That Lars Built)

2. If your looking to create a statement backdrop on on a budget, then this Giant Flower Photobooth Backdrop is just what you are looking for. (Photo by Paul Ferney via Oh Happy Day)

3. This Paper Floral Cake Topper is awesome if you want to create those boho vibes but without real flowers. (Photo via Bespoke Bride)

4. This Rainbow Flower Wreath would make perfect wedding decor for a color lover. (Photo by Trisha Zemp via The House That Lars Built)

5. It can be tough to find table decor that isn’t made from real flowers but this Rose Branch Candelabra is an awesome way to add foliage. (Photo by Hilda Grahnat via A Subtle Revelry)

6. Not only is this Paper Flower Bouquet very pretty but it is also easy peasy to make. (Photo via Design Sponge)

7. A unique twist on a traditional bouquet this Paper Flower Cone Bouquet infuses a dose of childhood nostalgia into the design. (Photo by Hilda Grahnat via Oh Happy Day)

8. There might not be anything more colorful that these Giant Paper Flowers used as a backdrop. (Photo by Gustavo Studio via Hostess with the Mostess

9. Real flower garlands are not only expensive but have a short lifespan so why not make your own pretty Paper Flower Garland that will last a lifetime instead. (Photo by Trisha Zemp via The House That Lars Built)

10. Take your plain boring ol’ headband to the next level and create this Paper Flower Headband for your wedding instead. (Photo by Sarah Hebenstreit via Oh Happy Day)

11. These pretty Watercolor and Crepe Paper Poppy Escort Cards make lovely table decor too. (Photo by Appetite Paper for Oh So Beautiful Paper)

12. Tissue paper can go a long way. Use left over paper to make these Tissue Paper Carnation Place Card & Favors. (Photography by Tim Gibson via Oh Happy Day)

13. If your looking to jazz up your favor boxes, make these Peony Favors. (Photography via Oh Happy Day)

14. We have all seen the beautiful images on Pinterest of weddings covered in cascades of flowers but not only are they pricey but difficult to install. Instead make your own Hanging Wisteria out of paper and upcycle after.(Photography via Mamas Gone Crafty)

Are you a DIY bride? Need help with organising all your projects? Get our brand new Printable DIY Wedding Planner & Organiser by clicking the button below:

Printable DIY planner Button

15. Large tissue paper flowers are a budget friendly and an effective way to make a statement on a plain wall. This tutorial shows you how to use yours to make your very own DIY Flower Wall. (Photo by Cameron Ingalls Photography via Style Me Pretty)

16. Now this is an innovative way to use old cupcake wrappers, use them to make your own Cupcake Wrapper Flower Votives. (Photo by Tim Gibson via Oh Happy Day)

17. Transform a flat table into a three dimensional whimsical wonderland with these Pom Pom Party Flowers. (Photo via Oh Happy Day)

18. This is another stellar tutorial on how to make your own Cascading Flower Backdrop (Photo via Bespoke Bride)

19. Peonies are still a pretty big deal in wedding world but they usually come with a hefty price tag. Save your wallet and make your own Paper Peonies instead. (Photo by Papetal via Esty Blog)

20. Daisies make us feel all types of good vibes which is why we absolutely adore this Paper Daisy Backdrop. (Photo by Anna Marie Killian via The House That Lars Built)

21. Cant afford roses or perhaps your allergic? Don’t miss out, make your own Garden Rose with paper instead. (Photo by Appetite Paper via Oh So Beautiful Paper)

22. These paper peonies make for the most beautiful Paper Flower Wedding Bouquet (Photo by Appetite Paper via Oh So Beautiful Paper)

23. This charming Cherry Blossom Branch is so simple to make.  (Photo by Addie Juell via Martha Stewart)

24. When you have a bare wall sometimes the only solution is to make a giant Paper Heart Flower Wall. (Photo via Wonderful DIY)

25. You’r guests will swoon over these Giant Crepe Paper Roses. (Photo by Studio DIY)

26. If your gifts need that something extra, add a Paper Flower Gift Topper. (Photo via Fall For DIY)

27. Follow this tutorial to make your own Crepe Paper Flower Sweet Peas. (Photo via Crafted to Bloom)

Details

50 FREE PRINTABLE GARLANDS AND DIY BANNERS YOU NEED FOR YOUR WEDDING OR PARTY DECOR!

free-printable-garlands-diy-banners-wedding-party

At the beginning of this year I decided to go back through our stats and see what our most popular posts were throughout 2016, very quickly one thing became very clear to me, you guys LOVE list posts and you LOVE free printables! So here I am combining the two and throwing in some DIY tutorials as well, resulting in quite an epic list I must say! Here’s our absolute favourite free printable garlands and DIY banners that you can make at home and turn into something spectacular, all fifty of them…

1.(Above) All of bright colours in this DIY Felt Ball Garland will certainly add a POP to your decor! Via Dream Green DIY

2. This Paper Leaf Garland is all kinds of pretty via The House That Lars Built! Imagine tons of those draping beautifully!

3. Calling all the cat lovers! Learn how to make this cute Kitty Cat Garland via A Subtle Revelry!

4. Go rainbow balloon crazy with this insanely amazing Zig Zag Garland via Oh Happy Day!

5. This Pouty Lip Garland also via A Subtle Revelry is perfect for Valentines Day!

6. Throwing more colour into the mix again with this Paper Gift Box Garland via The Proper Blog

7. Carry the holographic trend over to 2017 with this Sparkly Garland DIY via Paper and Stitch!

8. Easily create this cute Open Triangle Garland via A Subtle Revelry

9. Pom poms are the bomb and I absolutely adore this Pom Pom Garland via Julep!

10. Sometimes you just can’t beat the Classic Tassel Garland! Learn how to make one via Studio DIY.

11. How cute is this Ice Cream Garland via Oh Happy Day?!

12. This awesome Art Deco Fan Garland is also via Oh Happy Day! So fun!

13. We created this Cute and Colourful Alphabet Banner for you to print for free!

14. We love how bright this Hanging Vine Garland is too via A Subtle Revelry.

Are your a DIY bride? Need help organising all your projects. Get our NEW printable Wedding Planner & Organised by clicking the button below:

Printable DIY planner Button

Details

OUR 18 FAVOURITE DIY’S FOR CHRISTMAS

unicorn-head-diy-christmas-decoration

It’s so nearly Christmas!! If you’re stuck for a last minute gift idea or ran out of gift wrap or just looking to add a few finishing touches like this 3D Unicorn heard to your holiday decor, then don’t fret! We have got your covered with 18 of our favourite Christmas DIY’s.

20-favourite-christmas-diys-pool-float-gift-wrap

Use our free printable Pool Float Gift Wrap to wrap any last minute buys.

20-favourite-christmas-diys-pink-crackers-snap-bang-pop

Make your own Christmas Crackers instead of buying them this year. You can personalize them especially for your dinner guests too.

20-favourite-christmas-diys-sparkly-sequin-mermaid-wreath

This Sparkly Sequin Wreath is so cute! You might be tempted to leave it up all year round.

20-favourite-christmas-diys-light-garland-cookies

Decorate your tree with this Christmas Light Cookie garland. Although it’s so tasty we we can’t promise it will be up for long.

20-favourite-christmas-diys-3-ways-to-decorate-your-own-baubles

Upcycle old Christmas decs with these 3 Fun Ways to Update your Christmas Baubles.

20-favourite-christmas-diys-free-printable-christmas-cactus-garland

Did you know that the Christmas Cactus is the new Christmas tree! We pay homage with this Christmas Cactus Garland.

20-favourite-christmas-diys-flair-gift-wrap

Give your Christmas gifts some flair with this Flair Gift Wrap.

20-favourite-christmas-diys-slogan-all-the-jingle-ladies-jumper

Make your own Christmas jumper this year! We love this ‘All The Jingle Ladies’ Christmas Jumper.

Details