No matter what our age, we all love balloons!! But what you’ve probably never thought of before is how you can use balloons to do some really easy craftwork I know you’ll just love! Today, Stylish Eve is bringing you some amazing, easy-to-do, DIY crafts that mainly depend on balloons. Check them out, then try them out, and then enjoy them!!
1- Hemp String Pendant Lamp:
Want to have some new pendant lamps in your kitchen or bedroom?? Try this DIY project I found! Blow up a balloon, get a hemp string roll and start wrapping it around the balloon at different angles and directions while using glue (in the image, it’s Tacky Glue).
After forming a complete shape and allowing the glue and hemp to firm up, pop the balloon, take it out and insert a lamp with a rod and hang your creative pendant lamp anywhere you want. Hang multiple lamps beside each other for an even better effect!!
2- Confetti Vase:
Be non-traditional and make one of those colorful confetti vases. Blow up the balloon, cover it with glue, stick confetti over it and let it dry. Pop the balloon and cut the confetti to get an even edge. In no time, you’ll have a bright, colorful confetti vase that’ll add an amazing, cheerful feel in any room and which will prove to be very useful in no time.
3- Balloon Wax Luminaries:
This is not just innovative, it’s also very beautiful. First off, fill a balloon with water. Then, very carefully and at a low heat melt some wax – ideally place the wax in a bowl inside a pan of hot (not boiling) water and don’t be afraid, it’s simple! Now, dip the water balloon in the molten wax and to make sure you get a thick layer, slowly raise and lower the balloon in and out of the wax.
Once you are happy with the thickness, take the balloon out, put it on a table or any flat surface while the wax is soft, but not still runny, to form a flat base and let it completely cool. Pop the balloon and make the top surface of the candle even by touching it on a warm griddle.
Finally, add small candles inside and enjoy the romantic atmosphere!! (A little note of caution from Stylish Eve, but hot wax can burn, so any children should be carefully supervised for this project and ideally rubber gloves should be worn for extra protection)
4- Chocolate bowls:
This one is my favorite, and I’m pretty sure most of you ladies will feel that way, too. Imagine putting a chocolate bowl at the center of your table for a party; just think how awesome that would be!! Even kids will love this idea, and the best part is that they can even help you out!! Now all you have to do is blow up a balloon, either pour molten chocolate over the bottom half, or insert the balloon itself in molten chocolate.
After the chocolate has begun to cool, rest it on a flat surface to create a flat base for the bowl, and when it’s totally cool, pop the balloon and ta-da… you have a scrumptious chocolate bowl!! You can blow up balloons to various sizes to get different sized chocolate bowls, either for a big bowl or smaller ones for single servings. Use dark chocolate, white chocolate, or a mix of both… be creative!!
Finally, fill the bowls with whipped cream, fruit, or whatever you like, and let your guests actually eat their bowls after they finish their treats… it’s mouthwatering just writing about it!! As all these fun projects involve bursting balloons, you are advised to wear protective glasses when doing so