December 27, 2011

DIY Confetti Balloons

Want to add a little sparkle to your New Years celebration?  This quick tutorial will show you how to make confetti balloons for your party.

What you'll need:
*colorful paper OR pre-packaged confetti
*small paper punch
*ribbon (optional)
*helium tank (optional)

First, a warning.  When these balloons pop... they explode.  As long as you don't mind a bit of a mess, you'll have fun with this project.

1.  Punch out bits of paper for the confetti.  If you don't have the supplies for this buy a package or two of confetti.
2.  Blow up a balloon part way just to stretch it out.  Insert the funnel into the balloon.

3.  Pour the confetti into the balloon.  Make sure the pieces are small enough to pass through the funnel.

4.  Blow up your balloon and tie it.

5.  Attach a ribbon or leave the balloon as is.

If you use a helium tank and attach a long ribbon, you could pass balloons out to your guests.  You could attach a shorter ribbon and tie the balloons to your guests' wrists.  For even more fun, bat several balloons around as a sort of game.  When it's time, pop the balloons with a toothpick.  :)