Birthday Balloon Wreath

If I wasn’t on Pinterest so much, I might have more time for dusting my house—
BUT, I wouldn’t have this cute Birthday Balloon Wreath.  Check out my inspiration from How Does She and here.
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I added a painted monogram letter J, and I can switch it out for the initial of each of my kids on their special day!
Here’s the supply list to make the wreath:
  • Straw wreath
  • 4 small packs greening pins
  • Ribbon to wrap around the wreath
  • 100-120 balloons
  • pipe cleaner
  • Monogram wooden letter
I wrapped my straw wreath with red and white polka-dot ribbon first and then started pinning the balloons with the greening pins until I thought it was full enough.  Then I wrapped different colors of pipe cleaner around a pencil to make them spiraled, and pinned those into the wreath with the greening pins.  My thumb was so red from pushing all the greening pins in—but half-way through I got smart and used a rubber mallet to pound them in.  Save your thumbs and use a mallet!!
Wrapping the wreath with ribbon will help you use less balloons on the sides and it just looks cute!
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My most cherished compliment came from a 10 year old boy who asked me if I had made this wreath because he thought it was “cool.”  I thought he was amazing for even noticing there was a wreath on the door!!  It’s a crowd pleaser!

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