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Elf Balloon Sticks

How is it already almost December?! Some of you may think we’re jumping the gun, but we’re getting very excited about the holidays over here. We recently made a tabletop centerpiece inspired by the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (how cute is this?), and we loved the little elves so much we decided to turn them into balloon sticks! These balloon elves would make the perfect favor for a holiday party and kids love them! Let the winter festivities begin!

Elf Balloon Sticks | Oh Happy Day!

Elf Balloon Sticks | Oh Happy Day!

Materials Needed: Elf Printable, cardstock (in blush, pink, coral, red, mint, green, and black), scissors, 5” mini balloons (in blush, pink, coral, red, lime green, and wintergreen), balloon hand pump, balloon sticks, ½” hole punch, 3/4″ hole punch, low temp glue gun

Step 1: Inflate a blush 5” mini balloon until it is round in shape, then knot and cut off the balloon tail. Inflate a 5” mini balloon in a different color until it is larger than the head, but not fully inflated. Hot glue the head to the top of the body then attach the balloon tail to the balloon cup.

Step 2: Print the elf template and cut out all the elements. Trace the individual pieces onto colored cardstock and cut out. Use different colors of cardstock to create a mix-and-match look. Glue together the arm, arm cuff, and hand, as well as the leg, pant cuff, and boot.

Step 3: Use cardstock and a ½” hole punch for eyes and a ¾” punch for cheeks.

Step 4: Affix the triangle detailing to the bottom of the hat, then punch out and glue a ½” circle to the top of the hat.

Step 5: Glue together the two long rectangles to form a belt. Cut out the inner rectangle of the belt buckle, then glue the buckle to the center of the belt. Wrap the belt around the middle of the elf’s body, then trim off the excess and secure with hot glue.

Step 6: Fold along the dotted lines for the ears, arms, and legs to make tabs to glue onto the elf. Use a low temp hot glue gun to attach the rest of the pieces to the elf and you’re done!

Elf Balloon Sticks | Oh Happy Day!

Elf Balloon Sticks | Oh Happy Day!

Crafting by Justine Pon

  1. Eleni

    November 20, 2017

    My baby will have a birthday on weekend, I already know what will prepare him. Thank you. He will be delighted

  2. lifeofthefattyd

    November 20, 2017

    This looks so fun and cute!! My nephew would definitely love this.

  3. Sharleen

    November 22, 2017

    Where did you get your outfit from! Its super cute! I’m thinking I might try to sew one myself! 😉

  4. shehnaz kadri

    November 23, 2017

    Wow really very innovative.will surely go for it.I liked the colours and the pattern very much.

  5. Eva

    November 24, 2017

    These really are so adorable, and I’m surprised the hot glue gun works on the balloon!

  6. Belle

    November 25, 2017

    These cuties were my favorite element from the Thanksgiving parade you guys created! They’d look so sweet in vases as a table display too.

  7. Lottie

    November 30, 2017

    Absolutely gorgeous. My kids are crazy about balloons but I’m never quite sure what to do with them other than to let them shrivel up (the balloons that is, not the kids 😉 These are a great idea!

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