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Inside: Fun and easy DIY cactus balloons that are perfect for summer or Mexican fiesta party decor. They make the perfect centerpiece or help to make a party table backdrop. Kids will fall in love with these cactus balloons and will delight in making them for their party.
The cactus trend. It’s definitely a thing.
It’s fun, it’s fresh and it’s perfect for a summer or a Mexican fiesta style theme party.
Rather than purchasing cactus shaped balloons, why not try making them yourself. The kids will love the DIY project and your cactus balloons will be totally unique.
Luckily for you, we have an easy cactus balloons tutorial for you to follow, which will result in the perfect balloons to help with your party styling.
The tutorial was submitted to us by Pro Flowers and it’s one you are going to fall in love with. Are you ready to get started?
Materials You Will Need:
Ensure that you have all the materials ready before you commence your project. You will need to obtain the following:
- Green balloons of varying colors and sizes
- Small pom poms
- Glue gun or double sided tape
- Black marker
6 Easy Steps To Adorable Cactus Balloons
These cactus balloons are going to require a little bit of helium. It’s easy to hire a small helium canister from your local party store, alternatively you can buy canisters for small projects.
Step 1: Fill the balloons with some helium and tie a firm knot in the end. You will need to fill some large balloons for the base of the cactus balloons and some smaller ones for the top.
Step 2: Tie a piece of string to the bottom of the larger balloons, securely around the knot.
Step 3: Using a black marker, draw some spikes onto the balloons. Simply draw some upside down ‘V’s to look like the spikes.
This is a fun activity for the kids to do, but just remind them not to press to hard on the balloons to avoid them popping!
Add the spikes to the large and small balloons before moving onto the next step.
Step 4: Once the spikes have all been added, you will need to use a glue gun to attach the smaller balloons to the larger balloon base.
Ensure that the glue gun has been set to the lowest setting and allow the glue to heat up before proceeding.
Use a small amount of warm (not hot) glue to add to the bottom of the small balloons. Gently press the two balloons together.
Add the small balloons at various angles to create different looking cactus balloons.
Note: It is important to ensure that the glue is warm but not hot. If the glue is too hot, then this can cause the balloons to pop.
If you don’t feel confident in using a glue gun, double sided tape could also work well.
Step 5: With the glue gun still on it’s lowest setting, add the pop poms to mimic the dessert blooms. Add as many pom poms as desirable.
Again, use the double sided tape if you don’t wish to use the glue gun.
Step 6: The cactus balloons are now ready for display at your party. Hold the string down to a table with some tape, add to some party weights, or even sit them on top of a plant pot.
The helium will generally last in the balloons for 5-6 hours, so you will need to make the cactus balloons just prior to your event.
If you are a little worried about how easy they are to make, it would be a good idea to have a practice on one or two prior to the event, so you know that you can whip them up with confidence on the day.
Otherwise, let the kids loose with the project whilst you concentrate on completing the other party details.
Thank you to Pro Flowers for sharing this adorable tutorial with us.
Cactus Balloons Tutorial: Pro Flowers
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