If you remain unconvinced of the supreme awesomeness that is balloons, perhaps this will change your mind. These giant fruit props are made entirely out of balloons and are so easy to create! They make super fun and kinda crazy party decorations. Read on to find out how to make them!
Step 1: Partially inflate two red balloons, making sure to keep the round shape.
Step 2: Inflate a lime green 260Q balloon and attach it to the knot of one red balloon. With the end that isn’t attached to the red balloon, create two loops and twist. These will be the leaves on the stem.
Step 3: Inflate another lime green 260Q balloon. It should match the length of the one that is already attached to the red balloon. Secure one side to the green balloons that are acting as the leaves. Secure the other side to the other red balloon. All done!
Step 1: Inflate the 11” lime green balloon until it starts to narrow toward the opening giving it a pear shape. Tie at the end.
Step 2: Inflate one brown 160Q enough to make a small loop at the top of the balloon (where the balloon is tied).
Step 3: Inflate another brown 160Q balloon to make a small stem. Attach to top of the balloon.
Step 1: Blow up the 3’ balloon to full size.
Step 2: Inflate a green long balloon, leaving a nub of uninflated balloon at the end. Twist the balloon at the halfway point and tie the two ends together. This will be your leaf!
Step 3: Inflate a second long balloon to add a spine to the leaf. Trim off the excess.
Step 4: Tie the leaf to the 3’ balloon to finish.
Step 1: Blow up the yellow quicklink to full size. Tie a knot on the end of the nub, leaving a little bit deflated. Trim the excess.
Step 2: Hold both ends of the balloon and stretch them in opposing directions. Squish the center of the balloon. Repeat until the balloon resembles a lemon in shape.
Step 3: Inflate a long balloon to nearly full length, leaving a nub of uninflated balloon at the end. Starting at the knotted end, measure 10”, then twist the balloon. Measure another 10”, twist, then tie to the end. This should begin resembling a leaf.
Step 4: Add a spine to the leaf with the excess, and leave 3” of balloon for a stem. Trim the excess. Then, tie the leaf and stem to the lemon.
Step 1: Partially inflate a lilac mini balloon, making sure to maintain the round shape. Tie to a deflated long balloon.
Step 2: Inflate three lilac balloons. Tie together into a bunch. Wrap the center of the bunch into the delated lnog balloon. Repeat with four more bunches, each a little larger than the one before.
Step 3: Inflate another long balloon. Fold the balloon into a small loop and twist. Repeat two more times until you have a three leaf clover. Tie to secure, then attach to the top of the lilac bunches. Trim off the excess.
Photography Naomi Julia Satake
Assisted by Sarah Kate Price
Crafting by Mercy Favrow, Justine Pon, and Naomi Julia Satake