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Last weekend I helped host a baby sprinkle for one of my closest friends and decided for the backdrop we should do a balloon wreath. I’ve been wanting to try making one for some time and I am so happy with how simple and affordable it was to make and how beautiful it turned out.

Here's what you need

To get started on your wreath you will need to pick up the following items:

1. Hula Hoop
2. Spray Paint (make sure it works with plastic)
3. Fishing Line (you will use this to attach the greenery and balloons to the hula hoop)
4. Greenery
5. Balloons

Step One

Spray paint your hula hoop. You will want to do it outside or in your garage. Make sure you have some cardboard boxes or something to put behind your hula hoop so you do not get paint on anything other than your hula hoop.

Once you’ve done this, let the paint dry for one hour. If you are using a different type of spray paint, take a look at the bottle to see the time it will take to dry.

Step Two

Cut about 1 foot of the greenery to use as the second piece (on the left) and then use the fishing line to tie on each of the pieces to the hula hoop. Don’t spend too much time worrying about the placement of the greenery. The best part about using the fishing line, rather than hot glue, is that you can still move things around later on.

Step Three

Tie on your balloons using the fishing line. You can do this either in clusters or individually. What I mean by that is you can first tie three or so balloons together and then add those to your hula hoop OR you can add each balloon one by one. 

I added each one by on in this case. I did this mainly because I wanted it to be very minimal and have the greenery show through. If you are wanting yours to look quite a bit fuller, I would recommend doing it in clusters. It’s completely your preference. 

Step Four

Rearrange your balloons. Because we used the fishing line, after all the balloons are on the hula hoop, spend some time making sure everything is where you would like it to be. You can move balloons around and make sure you are getting the look you want.

Step Five

Tie fishing line around the top center of the hula hoop. You can then hang your hula hoop using fishing line so that you do not distract from the design when you hang it up. Once you are all done with the design, look closely and cut off any excess fishing line. You cannot see it from a distance, however, up close you would be able to see some clear strings hanging.

Need more help?

If you want to see how to make the wreath step by step, watch the YouTube video.

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