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Cursive Word Balloon Backdrop

We’ve been playing around like crazy with balloons lately (see here and here) and we came up with this cursive balloon letter project. It turned out so fun and is seriously so easy! You could put someone’s name on a wall or do a giant number, so many options!

DIY Cursive Word Balloon Backdrop | Oh Happy Day!

You’ll need a projector for this (I always borrow one from a friend) but the process is really simple. Just trace and tape the balloons on. For this we used the really skinny 160 size balloons in one color.

DIY Cursive Word Balloon Backdrop | Oh Happy Day!

DIY Cursive Word Balloon Backdrop | Oh Happy Day!

DIY Cursive Word Balloon Backdrop | Oh Happy Day!

Materials Needed: Projector, pencil, 160Q latex twisty balloons (in coral), balloon hand pump,scissors, gaffer’s tape

Step 1: Search online for a cursive typeface that you like (some fonts even include cute swashes and flourishes). Download the font and, using a word processor, type your word as large as possible. Create a PDF. Then, project the word onto a large, blank wall and trace lightly with pencil.

Step 2: Inflate a bunch of balloons. You can do this step in advance by keeping the inflated balloons in a big black plastic garbage bag and storing in a cool, dark place the day before.

Step 3: Tape the balloons to the wall with loops of gaffer’s tape, filling the traced outline. To keep them secure, be sure to place a loop at the beginning, middle, and end of each balloon. You may want to use more tape in sections with tighter curves. Blow up extra balloons as you go to fit in the odd spaces. You can do this by inflating a balloon to the length that you need, knotting the balloon on both ends, and trimming off the leftovers.

DIY Cursive Word Balloon Backdrop | Oh Happy Day!

DIY Cursive Word Balloon Backdrop | Oh Happy Day!

Photos and Styling by Amy Moss
Crafting by Naomi Julia Satake

  1. Michelle

    August 31, 2016

    That looks so amazing, it must have been so much work!

  2. Lori!

    August 31, 2016

    You ladies are killing it right now!

  3. Kari

    August 31, 2016

  4. Hayley

    August 31, 2016

    I’m trying this, what a lovely idea!

  5. Kali

    September 1, 2016

    Just WOW!

  6. Kelly Golightly

    September 1, 2016

    That’s ridiculously clever!

  7. Michelle

    September 1, 2016

    Killer idea; love the font and color choices. Silly question: how long would you say the art will last (i.e. How long will the balloons stay perky looking?) Thanks!

  8. Rachel

    September 2, 2016

    This is AMAZING! I love it – out of curiosity, how many hours did this take?

  9. Vivi

    September 3, 2016

    So good!

  10. Jessica Lam

    September 3, 2016

    This looks so awesome! Such a creative idea

  11. Meredithe

    September 4, 2016

    This is amazing, creative, clever and inspirational. It could have said WOW !

  12. Anna

    September 7, 2016

  13. Blythe

    September 7, 2016

    WOW! This is such a neat idea, I love how much fun you could probably have with something like this. Looks awesome.


  14. panduan wisata

    September 10, 2016

    nice to meet you.. hahahhaa

  15. malaika

    September 13, 2016

    Where is her dress from ?

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