Saturday, February 9, 2013

Gator Balloon Wreath

I finally finished this Florida Gator themed balloon wreath that I have been working on for weeks...well, not really weeks.  It took so long to finish because I ran out of balloons and I had to wait a few weeks for Hobby Lobby to get more in stock.

I had been wanting to Gator-up the outside of our house, and I thought a balloon wreath would be a fun and easy way to do so.  Why a Gator theme?  Well, that's where I went to law school, so I have to show my Gator pride.  :)  This was my first balloon wreath, but it was really easy to make once I had the correct supplies.

I'm going to talk a little bit about what you need for this wreath and how to make it, but I'm not going to do a full tutorial because there is already this great tutorial.  It has really easy step by step instructions.  Why reinvent the wheel, right?

Anyway, the following pic shows my completed wreath.
I really like how it turned out.  (After seeing this pic, I did fluff it and make it more rounded.)  For some reason, the balloons look blue and red in this photo, but I assure you that they are blue and orange.  The colors are easier to see in this pic:


Supplies:
straw wreath form (mine was a 14")
balloons
floral pins (I got these pins in 100 pc packs at Wal-Mart for $1 each)

Directions:
Step 1:  Pick your color scheme and gather your supplies.
Step 2: Fold a balloon in half and put the floral pin around it (not through the balloon).  Pin balloon to the wreath form.  Repeat Step 2 until wreath form is covered with balloons.

Hint:  Keep the plastic cover on the wreath form.  If you remove it, the straw falls out and makes a mess.  In the following pic you can see the back with the plastic.


UpdateThis blog post was featured on Kaysi's Keeping It Simple Motivate Me Monday.   I really like her blog and I look at it pretty often because she has a lot of great ideas, so I was pretty excited when she listed my wreath as one of the projects that caught her eye. 






6 comments:

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    1. I'm glad you like it. I really enjoy looking at your blog. You have so many great ideas.

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  2. This really did turn out fabulous!

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  3. John said, "It is pretty, but it would be better if it was red and white. It's all gator-looking."

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