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:

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

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. 


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

  2. This really did turn out fabulous!

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