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Fruit Balloons DIY

by Brittany Watson Jepsen

We’ve been planning a “fruit party” for a few years now, the gist is that everyone brings an exotic fruit and we, the hosts, provide a batch of the more common kinds. Who doesn’t want to feast on a smorgasboard of Mother Earth’s natural sweets? These balloon garlands were a cinch to make and provide maximum effect.

You will need: balloons (make sure to get some long ones for bananas), green paper for leaves, twine, scissors, tape

Step 1: Blow up your balloons. To really make them look like fruits, size them proportionally so that a blueberry is smaller than an orange, etc. To make the grapes I taped the small purple balloons in clusters.
Step 2: Tie the twine around each end of the balloon.
Step 3: Cut out leaves

Step 4: Crease the leaf to provide the 3D effect.
Step 5: Tape the leaf to the balloon using the end of the balloon as the stem.
Step 6: Continue tying the balloons to the twine to create the garland. Have fun fruiting!

photography by Hilda Grahnat

  1. Mrs Average Bride

    May 3, 2012

    lol! These are the cutest things ever!

  2. Sweet Harvest Moon

    May 3, 2012

    This adorable!

  3. Kate

    May 3, 2012

    Awww they remind me of this silly plastic fruit bracelet my mom had when I was little…so adorable!


  4. Tina Ramchandani

    May 3, 2012

    Adding the leaves really do the trick. Nice creasing detail!

  5. Rebecca - A Daily Something

    May 3, 2012

    Wow, so adorable!!!! LOVE!

  6. Jenny

    May 3, 2012

    These are adorable! Wow, just wow.

  7. sara walk

    May 3, 2012

    ha ha ha this is too cute! So incredibly creative

  8. Jodie

    May 3, 2012

    These look amazing! So simple and yet so cool. I’ll definitely be making some of these for a summer party!

  9. Lauren

    May 3, 2012

    I wanted to have a fruit party for my daughter last year. Her birthday is in June so it’s nice & sunny & warm. Perfect for fruit eating! Sadly in the end we decided to go with an “owl” theme since we were having her party at a local park. This year it will be at the beach so I think this post has inspired me once again to do the fruit theme. I’ll hang these from my easy-up!

  10. Hanneke

    May 3, 2012

    that looks like so much fun!

  11. LorynLoves

    May 3, 2012

    That is just so cool!! I want to do a fruit party now :) Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

  12. chiara

    May 3, 2012

    Fantastic! I love the itty bitty little blueberries!

  13. Chelsea

    May 3, 2012

    What a great idea! These are my favorite kind of projects- totally doable, and I think to myself “why didn’t I ever think of that”?! :)

  14. Festive Party Girl - Angie

    May 3, 2012

    This is such a great idea. What a fun and easy way to decorate.

  15. Claire

    May 3, 2012

    That is the sweetest thing! Perfect for my mom’s birthday this summer. Thanks for the great idea!

  16. Liz H

    May 3, 2012

    Where is that black & white shirt from?! ADORE! This DIY is adorable too! :)

  17. Katy @ Couch to 5Katy

    May 3, 2012

    Those are so adorable! I am teaching some nutrition classes to kids over the next few weeks and these would make a great addition to the room!

  18. Marie

    May 3, 2012

    This is the cutest idea! I love the floating fruit and all the fun colors! :)

  19. Emily Rolfing

    May 3, 2012

    What a fun idea. I love it!

  20. Pien

    May 3, 2012

    that is soooo cool! I just love your blog and the pretty things you show on it! Please don’t ever stop!

  21. ashley @

    May 3, 2012

    Cute! Love this idea!

  22. kellychristine

    May 3, 2012

    um. you. are. genius.

  23. Kristen

    May 3, 2012

    I love this as well. Great idea! Paris is not the same without you guys!

  24. Phoebe

    May 3, 2012

    That is SO FLIPPIN CUTE!

  25. carina

    May 3, 2012

    fantastic idea!!!

  26. vanessa

    May 3, 2012

    This makes me so happy!! I cannot wait to make these for our next little party!

  27. Linnette

    May 3, 2012

    ADORABLE! I can imagine them with simple kawaii faces on them too!!! Beautiful!


    May 3, 2012

    Your ideas are so fresh! It’s so nice to see new projects that I haven;t seen anywhere else.

  29. Sarah

    May 3, 2012

    I love everything Brittany does and these are no exception.

  30. Lexy @ The Proper Pinwheel

    May 3, 2012

    Stop it right now. This has to be the cutest garland I’ve ever seen. That Brittany! Full of creative talent!

  31. Annick Gaudreault

    May 3, 2012


  32. Andrea (@FrSeed2Stomach)

    May 3, 2012

    cutest project (and website) ever!

  33. Catherine

    May 3, 2012

    absolutely adorable!!

  34. kim

    May 3, 2012

    This is wonderful!

  35. Laura

    May 3, 2012

    My daughter would love this!

  36. Brooke

    May 3, 2012

    This is such a great idea. it would look great around a bar for a pool party. Come tropical cocktails and fruit platters.

  37. katrina

    May 3, 2012

    my goodness, brittany — your ideas are freakin’ BRILLIANT!

  38. Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark!

    May 4, 2012

    I love this, what a great idea!

  39. ppomme

    May 4, 2012

    Such a fun and fabulous idea ! Love it :)

  40. Judy

    May 4, 2012

    OK. That is just amazing.

  41. Mara {A Blog About Love}

    May 4, 2012

    love this so much!!

  42. Knuckle Boom Truck For Sale

    May 4, 2012

    these are so cool AND creative! where did you think of this idea? i’m definitely going to make these tonight

  43. Marie

    May 4, 2012

    Excellent idea! Thanks for sharing it!

  44. soraya

    May 4, 2012

    A great idea!

  45. Luna

    May 5, 2012

    Um, is there anything you can’t DIY?! I can’t keep typing, I’m really jealous I didn’t think of this.

  46. patri

    May 5, 2012

    muy divertido!

  47. Kim

    May 5, 2012

    How clever! Such a great (inexpensive!) idea!

    hugs! Kim @ Party Frosting!

  48. thecircleofit

    May 6, 2012

    wow this makes me SO HAPPY indeed!!! what a fun idea for both children and adults – i LOVE IT!!!! have just put the link on my blog as i think everyone should see this!!!

  49. Hither&ThitherGirls

    May 6, 2012

    Woah, big fan, big big fan! I was bunch of grapes for halloween a few years ago and this post brought the memories rushing right back!


  50. Vanessa {vanilla and rose}

    May 6, 2012

    What a fun idea! I always love your posts!

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