Saturday, December 20, 2014

New Years Eve Confetti Balloons

New Years Eve Confetti Balloons - you can customize these to spell anything! || www.designimprovised.com

For my last project of 2014, I'm going out with a bang! 

New Years Eve Confetti Balloons - you can customize these to spell anything! || www.designimprovised.com

How about a sparkly 2015 confetti balloon to ring in your New Year? These balloons are super fun and easy to make - as long as you don't mind getting covered in confetti. ;)

New Years Eve Confetti Balloons - you can customize these to spell anything! || www.designimprovised.com

While I wrote out "2015", you can write anything on a balloon with confetti! You could also spread the 2015 across 4 balloons, with a different number on each. I finished off the balloons with some pretty metallic tassels thanks to my new Martha Stewart fringe cutter.

New Years Eve Confetti Balloons - you can customize these to spell anything! || www.designimprovised.com

Supplies for Confetti Balloons


  • Helium grade latex balloons (I used clear 17" balloons, but the standard 12" balloons also work if you do a single number on each. You can use any color of balloon!)
  • Mylar confetti (I found mine at the grocery store in the party supplies aisle)
  • Mod Podge
  • Small brush
  • String
  • Martha Stewart fringe cutter
  • Mylar tissue paper


New Years Eve Confetti Balloons - you can customize these to spell anything! || www.designimprovised.com



How to Make Confetti Balloons


1. Inflate your balloons - either at home using a small personal tank or have your local party store inflate them. If you are using the large 17" inch balloons like I did, you can expect the balloons to stay afloat for a good 8 hours. If you are using the smaller 12" balloons expect 4-6 hours. You can ask your party store to add Hi-Float to the balloons to keep them afloat longer.

2. Hold your balloon down and freehand paint a number on the balloon using your brush and Mod Podge.

New Years Eve Confetti Balloons - you can customize these to spell anything! || www.designimprovised.com

3. Sprinkle a handful of confetti on top of the Mod Podge number, making sure all parts are covered and pressing down lightly with your hand.

New Years Eve Confetti Balloons - you can customize these to spell anything! || www.designimprovised.com

4. Shake the balloon to remove the extra confetti. Use your hands to cover any bare spots with a lift more confetti. During this process just be careful not to touch the balloon all over with Mod Podge fingers! I kept a damp paper towel nearby to keep my hands clean.

Repeat this process for the other numbers. Making these balloons is really quick, just messy! You'll want to lay something out on the floor to catch all the confetti. Or just leave it on the floor as part of your NYE party decor. ;)

New Years Eve Confetti Balloons - you can customize these to spell anything! || www.designimprovised.com

5. To make the mylar tassels, set your Martha Stewart fringe cutter to make 8 inch fringe. Take a piece of mylar tissue paper and fold in half once horizontally and again vertically and place in the fringe cutter, aligning according to package directions.

Martha Stewart fringe cutter

6. Pull down the lever to create the fringe. Repeat until you have worked your way across the paper.

Martha Stewart fringe cutter

7. Open up the tissue paper and there will be 8 inch fringe on each side. I cut off each side of fringe, leaving a ~2 inch band across the top.

Martha Stewart fringe cutter

8. Start rolling up your fringe to create a tassel. Keep the roll as tight as you can and be extra careful when you handle mylar. It can tear easily.

Martha Stewart fringe cutter

9. Once its rolled, it should look like this.

Martha Stewart fringe cutter

10. Bend it in half to form a loop.

Martha Stewart fringe cutter

11. I wrapped a piece of gold string around the loop to hold it in place and create the tassel. I left a a bit of string on each end to tie to the balloon. Tie a few to the balloon and you're done!

Martha Stewart fringe cutter

To complement my confetti balloons, I made a couple smaller balloons using black number stickers and more mylar tassels!

New Years Eve Balloons || www.designimprovised.com

Love these balloons? Then don't miss my other simple DIY balloon crafts!


DIY balloon craft ideas

Photos by Amanda GentisThis is post is sponsored by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia as part of the #12MonthsofMartha program. All content and opinions are my own.

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