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Chocolate Assortments Balloon Backdrop

Sweets have to be my favorite part of every holiday — and Valentine’s Day is all about the chocolate! How could one go wrong with a chocolate assortment? In celebration of our favorite caffeinated confectionery, we made this chocolate balloon backdrop, inspired by the wall at Doughnut Plant in New York City. Every time someone walked passed, they swore they were real! Read on to see how we made it!

Chocolate Assortments Balloon Backdrop | Oh Happy Day!

Chocolate Assortments Balloon Backdrop | Oh Happy Day!

For our assortment, we used mylar hearts, rounds, and squares in place of chocolates, and fashioned candy cups out of crepe paper. It’s a great idea for a Valentine’s day surprise — or a Galentine’s get together!

Chocolate Assortments Balloon Backdrop | Oh Happy Day!

Materials Needed: Mylar balloons, spray paint, acrylic paint (in white, pink, yellow, and blue), paintbrush, balloon hand pump, crepe paper roll, scissors, double-faced Shurtape

Step 1: Plan out the layout of the wall by arranging the balloons on the floor. If you can’t find balloons in the colors you want, spray paint them!

Step 2: Add sprinkles and icing designs to the balloons with white acrylic paint and a paintbrush. Paint over the white paint with other colors for a pop of color. Let the paint dry completely.

Step 3: Carefully inflate the balloons with a balloon hand pump.

Step 4: To make a paper liner for the chocolate, cut an 8 ½” by 36” strip of crepe paper. Fold and crease the bottom 3” of the crepe paper. Then fold the crepe paper in half and use both hands to stretch the length of the paper in a fan-like motion to create a ruffled effect.

Step 5: Arrange pieces of Shurtape in a circle with a diameter of roughly 13”. Attach the beginning of the 3” folded segment to the tape as close to the crease as possible. Continue to attach the rest of the crepe paper, slightly scrunching the crepe paper as you go to maintain a round shape. You’ll end up with a crepe paper ring with a roughly 7” space in the middle.

Step 6: Stick a piece of Shurtape on the back of a balloon and attach it within the liner to the wall. Repeat for the rest of the balloon chocolates and you’re ready to party!

Chocolate Assortments Balloon Backdrop | Oh Happy Day!

Chocolate Assortments Balloon Backdrop | Oh Happy Day!

Chocolate Assortments Balloon Backdrop | Oh Happy Day!

Crafting by Justine Pon
Photography & Styling by Naomi Julia Satake

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  1. Beckie

    January 25, 2018

    These look absolutely amazing. I absolutely love them!

    Beckie // The Pale Tails

  2. Kathleen

    January 25, 2018

    This is genius! So so so lovely.

  3. Eva

    January 25, 2018

    This is really too awesome! To special for just a blog post, I think this needs to be an installation at Russell Stover’s HQ.

  4. Malia

    January 25, 2018

    These are fantastic! And I know I would do a double-take, too. Really want to make these!

  5. Brenna

    January 26, 2018

    These make me want to pose for a picture while chowing down on some delicious cocoa treats!

  6. lisa @hooplapalooza

    January 26, 2018

    ok these are the BOMB DIGGETY! and oh sooooooo SUH-WEEEEET! :>D

  7. Thelma Claudia

    January 30, 2018

    Wow! So creative! These are very lovely. I’m fascinated!

  8. Jacqueline

    February 1, 2018

    How creative! This balloon backdrop is amazing!


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