23 Amazing Ways to Use Balloons
Any crafty person knows that balloons have a multitude of uses beyond floating around parties. Need inspiration for balloon DIYs? From decorative balloons to cute flip-flops, click on to see some of the most unexpected uses for balloons. Source: Flickr user crystalflickr
Blow up an orange balloon, paint a face on it, and turn it into a pumpkin for Halloween. You won't even have to carve it!
Balloon-Dipped Mason Jars
Cut the stem off the balloon, stretch it, then pull it over the bottom of a mason jar.
Use balloons to make these awesome chocolate cups to put all sorts of yummy treats in, such as ice cream, pudding, cream, and more!
Cut the stem off the balloon, and pull the top part of the balloon over tin cans.
Think a gift of money is too gauche? It won't be if you dress it up in a balloon with cute confetti!
Pat paper clay over balloons to make these paper-clay barnacles.
Ice Cream Cone Balloons
Turn balloons into cute ice cream cone decorations for a special occasion!
Balloon Bean Bags
Fill balloons up with rice or beans to make these awesome bean bags.
Autumn Leaf Bowls
These Fall leaf bowls capture the essence of the season. Use faux leafs and Mod Podge to create this lovely bowl.
Create these cool ice balloons by filling up a balloon with food dye and water then setting it outdoors to freeze.
Easter Egg Garland
Wrap string around a blown-up water balloon, coat it with starch glue, and set to dry to create these pretty Easter eggs.
Doily Candle Holders
Press a doily around a balloon, coat it with a stiffening liquid (starch or glue), set to dry, and then remove the balloon.
Balloon Wax Luminaries
Make these delicate wax candleholders by melting candle wax then dipping the balloon in the wax to the halfway point. Let it dry, and then pop the balloon as the final step.
Colorful String Balls
Hang these beautiful string balls to spruce up your office or a party. These cute round decor items are created from soaking string in glue then wrapping it around a balloon. Set to dry for a day.
Once it's dry, you just have to pop the balloon, and voilà!
Papier-maché white tissue over balloons to make these spooky ghost balloons.
Black Cat Candy Bowl
Create this black cat bowl out of papier-maché and balloons.
Blow up a balloon and insert a glow stick for these glow balloons.
Make a fun, colorful wreath using balloons.
Hot Air Balloons
Get creative, and make mini hot air balloons for a cute centerpiece.