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Balloon Birthday Wreath Tutorial!

Last year my friend, Gena, made a super cute balloon birthday wreath with her mom and sisters!  I’ve wanted one ever since…and I finally got it done! Thanks Gena for the great idea!
First, I gathered all my supplies.
*A straw wreath (leaving the plastic on so that you don’t make a huge mess!),
*about 8 packages of 25 balloons from the dollar store,
*some curly ribbon,
*and a lot of craft pins.
Walmart had the craft pins 100 for $1.00. They were a little more at JoAnn’s.
Then I simply started “pinning” the balloons in the wreath.
I LOVE all the colors, but you could pick and choose if you wanted too.
(One of the things I really like about this wreath is that it is gender neutral!)
 I put the pins close together (about 1/2 inch apart) and then at the end, I made a few adjustments.
Isn’t this SO fun?  It makes me smile just thinking about it!  It’s so bright and cheery!
Who wouldn’t be excited to wake up and find this hanging on their door??
(Okay, maybe my husband, but I’m still hanging it!  Love ya hun!  🙂
When that was complete, I just “pinned” in some of the ribbons here and there
to make it look FULLAND FUN!!!
And because I loved all of the “after” pictures for different reasons,
here are a few more for your viewing pleasure!
Go make one today!  It really is super fun!
I recommend doing this with a friend (or in my case…sister :).
It goes a lot faster, it saved my poor tired thumb, and we had fun talking the whole time!
Thanks for your help Cali!
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