The Best DIY Tips For Creating Beautiful Baby Shower Balloons

Below are some easy ideas for creating beautiful baby shower balloons!

Balloons are no longer the cheesy, plain, smack-you-in-the-face decorations that they used to be.

With a few creative tweaks, you can easily transform them into elegant masterpieces - or adorable theme-related decorations.

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Beautiful baby shower balloon wreath

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Aren't these balloons just the coolest things!? All you have to do to make them is:

  • blow up some extra-large balloons in colors to match your event theme (no helium needed, just regular air) 

  • wrap tulle around each balloon and tie with ribbon

  • glue pretty flowers onto the base of each balloon

  • add more ribbon to the base of each balloon

  • now here is the crazy part ... string a piece of clear string (such as fishing line) through the top part of the tulle on the balloon

  • hang from the ceiling from the clear string

  • these balloons get rather heavy when adding the tulle, flowers and ribbon - so it works best to hang from the ceiling so they do not fall to the floor

DIY Balloon Arch - Instructions On How To Make A Balloon Arch For A Party

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Balloon arch garland are the latest trend and they are absolutely beautiful!

For just a few dollars, you can create a stunning masterpiece for the baby shower. 

The cool thing is - you don't need helium for this project. Just use an air pump to quickly inflate the balloons. 

Get balloons in all sizes from small to large - adding flowers and greenery also gives it a festive and elegant look. 

In the above example, they used chicken wire and fishing line, to create the balloon garland look - but there is another method that you can use that's a bit easier.

You will have a much easier time at this if you have a mini air pump - We didn't have an air pump, which would have saved a ton of time. It took us about an hour to blow all of the balloons up and it was exhausting!

This is the kit that we bought for my granddaughter's 1st birthday party - I found it so easy to use. You will want to buy balloons in different sizes. Then, you add all of the larger balloons to the strip, and attach the smaller balloons on with glue dots (which are included.)  

The finished product was pretty impressive. I'll admit, I was skeptical when I bought it, thinking there was no way I could make the balloons look like the picture - but it turned out beautiful! 

Of course I don't have any pictures to show you! I didn't get any pictures of the finished product and I am so sad about it. 

But I do have an extra kit - so I'll make another one for the next party we have and be sure to capture it and share it with you!

(I did, however take pictures of my sweet baby granddaughter with her cake and a cute balloon letter backdrop - which you can see below.)

Balloon Hula Hoop Wreath

Balloon Hula Hoop Wreath

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Here is some more balloon prettiness for you! A clever hula hoop balloon wreath with balloon letters in the center.

This balloon wreath was actually made using the balloon strip mentioned above. You assemble the balloons onto the strip and attach it to the hula hoop with clear tape (sturdy packing tape would work best.)

You can also spray paint the hula hoop to match the shower or party decor.

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Here is another adorable example of incorporating a hula hoop into your baby shower balloon decor. 

To make this baby shower hula hoop decor you will need:

Balloon Wall Baby Shower Decor

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This fancy balloon wall makes the perfect baby shower or birthday party decor! Also makes a beautiful backdrop for a photo booth area at the party. So cute!

And ... you can easily make it by using a balloon backdrop kit. After you make the balloon wall, you can use glue dots to stick smaller balloons to the larger balloons to get the look above.

How To Make Glitter Dipped Balloons

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These DIY glitter dipped balloons are so easy to make - and they are so cute!

All you have to do is paint the bottom half of each balloon with glue (use a foam paint brush so the bristles from a regular brush don't pop the balloons.)

Then dip each balloon in large bowls of glitter and sequins. Hang from the ceiling with fishing line. 

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This is a take on the balloons from above, only they added festive gold confetti and hung the balloons from wooden dowels poked in cute white pots. So pretty and elegant!

The cool thing is, you can use these as baby shower decorations and then raffle them of to guests to take home - or give to each guest as a baby shower party favor!

Jumbo Baby Shower Balloons

If you are looking to create a BIG statement, you can decorate with jumbo, 36" balloons.

They come in all kinds of colors and are so cool! You can make them even prettier than they are by adding floral vines or ribbon to the string.

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Transform everyday balloons into pillowy clouds!

String some raindrop cutouts from them, and you have the ultimate baby "shower!" So easy and adorable!

Believe it or not, this cute baby shower decoration is also a baby shower game!

Each bag has a baby-related item in it that starts with the letter on the bag.

Give each guest a piece of paper with the letters

B A B Y  S H O W E R

written down the side of the paper.

Have them write their name on the top and then fill in what they think is in each bag according to the letters on the bags.

Ex: you might put booties in the B bag, apple sauce in the A bag, and so on.

The guest who guests the most correct, wins a baby shower prize!

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Love, love, love these cuties! Perfect for a farm animal-themed birthday party or farm baby shower!

All you need is a little constructions paper, Sharpie markers, glue sticks and creativity!

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Fast, easy, cheap! Confetti balloons are so cheerful and make a party instantly come to life!

All you need are balloons, a paper punch and some tissue paper - so simple!

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This continues along the same line of adding glitter or confetti to the inside of the balloon - but what really struck me was the flower-covered letter! I am in love!

The craft stores are overflowing with cool wooden letters - and all you have to do to create this look is cover it in artificial moss and flowers using a glue gun.

You could probably do it with real flowers too - but that is a little bit out of my league!

Fun Letter & Number Balloons

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This is a 1st birthday picture of my granddaughter, Braelynn, She is the sweetest thing and I just had to share her with you!

We bought the balloon letters at Party City, but you can get them at Amazon too. They were super easy to inflate and hang up. 

Below is a picture of her baby smash cake - she loved it! It is a rosette cake and we got the cake pick "one" sign off of Etsy.

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Free printable baby shower signs


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