Easy Peasy Balloon Garland

When it comes to birthday parties, the main thing I look for in the food and decorations is easy.

When I wanted to add a little flair to my son’s 2nd birthday, this balloon garland was the easiest thing ever.

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All you have to do is blow up a bunch of balloons and tie fishing line around the knot of each one.

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Make sure to leave a foot or two of fishing line at both ends of the garland to help with hanging it.

Once your first balloon is tied, tape it to a hard surface to keep it in place while you tie the others. Otherwise, the balloons start floating around and you could have a tangled mess.

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Once your garland is the length you want, you can tape it or tie it wherever you like!

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With any leftover balloons, fill a couple garbage bags full and dump them onto the kids from a loft area 🙂

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By using select colors, this garland make an easy decoration for baby showers or other themed parties.

For some reason, the balloons stay full when hanging upside down like this, so this might be a good decoration if you have a longer celebration and you want them up for a week or two!

You could also use this garland to line the doorway of the birthday boy or girl. Here is my daughter’s doorway on her birthday.

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Easy Peasy. Have Fun!

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How To Make Tissue Paper Flowers

My favorite plants are those that you don’t have to water. So rather than fill my house with cacti, I thought I’d play around with these paper flowers.

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They are really easy and cheap to make and would also make great party or wedding decorations. Or just a way to decorate a bedroom.

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All you need is tissue paper, scissors, and a stapler or piece of string.

Stack about six sheets of tissue paper.

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Then begin folding the tissue paper in one inch segments.

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After one fold, flip the papers over and do the same fold on the other side.

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The point is to make an accordion. Make sure you flip after each fold.

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Once it is all folded, it will look like this…

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Try to slide it under a stapler to staple it right in the middle. If you can’t get it lined up so the staple is straight, you can tie a string or piece of wire around the middle to hold it together.

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Trim the edges with a rounded cut.

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You can also do a sharp pointed cut to create a different style of flower.

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Then stretch out the folded part,

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and then carefully pull each piece of tissue paper out until they are all spread apart.

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Do that to both sides and you are done!

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You can experiment with the sizes, too. The smaller you go, the more time it takes to separate. If you are patient, it is worth it because the small flowers make adorable gift toppers.

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If you want to make stemmed flowers, you can take a stick and hot glue it into the flower.

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Put it into a vase filled with pebbles and you have a seriously low-maintenance bouquet of flowers!

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