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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. Leen

    May 8, 2012

    This is so simple and so cool! Loooove it!

  2. julianne

    May 8, 2012

    what a lovely, fun, silly idea. and the post itself is so inviting and beautiful, too! thanks for the awesome idea, i can’t wait to host a shindig and make some of these…. can’t! wait!

  3. Margot

    May 11, 2012

    Absolutely gorgeous idea! I featured link to this post as Article of The Week, hope you don’t mind.

  4. Savanah

    May 11, 2012

    I LOVE this! I absolutely need to have a fruity party!

  5. elizabeth antonia

    May 13, 2012

    SO RAD!!!!! what an awesome idea.

  6. Debora

    May 15, 2012

    this is my party!!!!! thanks for your idea!!!

  7. Ruth @ My Love Wedding Ring

    May 15, 2012

    Absolutely genius!! Love them!!

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