For quite some time now, I have had the #DisneySide Party Fever and as my party is this weekend I thought I would share (literally) my favorite thing that I have made!
I wanted a unique and festive wreath to greet our guests as they arrived, and I wasn’t having luck finding what I was looking for so I decided to try to make a balloon wreath myself!
Here is what you will need for the #DisneySide Party Wreath Project:
- 14″ straw wreath wrapped in plastic (I chose this, because it is easy to work with and extremely inexpensive)
- 2 Yards of Ribbon to hang your wreath (I used tulle, because it is what I had on hand)
- Floral or Dressmaker Pins
- Approximately 300 9″ latex party balloons (My Dollar Tree has 25 in a package for $!
- Styrofoam balls in two sizes
- Low temperature hot glue gun and glue
- black paint
Now that you’ve got all your supplies together, lets get going on your #DisneySide Party Wreath!
I like to start by getting all the materials I needed organized. I opened all the balloon packages, and emptied them into a container that was easy to get into. I chose a large plasticware container, because I am clumsy and I was worried I would knock it over! 🙂
The next thing I did was to tie my ribbon around my wreath to make a hanger. I suggest this step even if you are going to be using a wreath hanger, because it makes placing the balloons on the wreath easier.
I like to wrap my edges of the tulle instead of cutting them off, because I have a tendency to cut too close to the knot which usually leads to it untying itself.
Now comes the fun part…placing the balloons!
I like to hang my wreath up to place the balloons to give a better idea of how the balloons will lay once it is hung on the door.
My goal was to create a really full balloon wreath, so before I put the pin into the balloon I folded it in half with a little twist.
Don’t worry if your wreath looks a little thin at first! You really won’t get a good idea of where you need to add balloons for fullness until your wreath is about halfway done.
To have a fully finished look, I also pinned balloons to the back of the wreath.
It took me about an hour of pinning (your fingers will not feel so hot) to fill my wreath out to my liking, but it was totally worth it!
While my fingers were recovering I turned my attention to the ‘Hidden Mickeys’ I wanted to place on the wreath!
I first organized the Styrofoam balls into my ‘Hidden Mickeys’ and glued them together.
MAKE SURE THAT YOU ONLY USE A LOW TEMPERATURE GLUE GUN ON STYROFOAM! It is really awful if you don’t, and can lead to burns so be super safe!
After the glue has dried I put toothpicks into them and using a 1″ sponge brush I painted them with black acrylic paint.
My glitter skills are not the best, so I use a little cheat…
When the glue is still tacky I use spray on glitter that you would normally use in your hair.
When you are spraying the glitter, make sure you are either outside or are in a very well ventilated room! Safety first!
After the ‘Hidden Mickeys’ is dry, I use the toothpicks from painting them to place them on the wreath.
I liked to make sure that I wasn’t trying to push the toothpick through a balloon on my wreath, so I moved them aside to pin them directly into the wreath.
And just like that you have your own #DisneySide Party wreath!
Don’t have time to make your own? You are in luck, because I made an extra wreath that you can win! Make sure you read the contest rules below!
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And if you are wondering what we might be doing at our #DisneySide Party, here is a peek!
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