DIY Sparkly Balloon Streamers

I know I’m not the only one that has drooled over Geronimo’s gorgeous sparkly balloons creations, they’re just so glittery and full of charm! While I would’ve loved to have been able to click “add to cart” on tons of their products, let’s face it, sometimes hundred dollar balloons are just not in the budget.
With just a little creative thinking and a whole lot of time (yeah, this is not for those of you in a hurry), I created my own Geronimo-esque balloons and now you can too!
Sparkly Balloon Streamers
What You Will Need:
1 metal key ring
1 metallic gold door curtain (Found at Party City, similar to this)
1 package metallic Christmas tinsel garland (Found at Hobby Lobby)
Tissue paper fringes, paper hearts & other miscellaneous trimmings
Makes 5 balloon streamers.
Basic Summary: To make these streamers, all of the foil, tissue paper, trimmings, etc. are tied to a metal key ring that is then secured to the base of a 36″ balloon. 
To do this, start by tying a string to the key ring and hanging it from the ceiling. Adjust the height of the key ring so that it is similar in height to where you want the base of the balloon to be. (This way, you can build your streamers without having to hold they key ring and it will allow you to adjust the lengths of your streamer material accordingly.)
Attach the metallic gold door curtain to the key ring first. The metallic gold curtain is key in this project. It will give you that beautiful “puddling” effect at the floor that is so indicative of the Geronimo balloons. Begin by laying the curtain out on the floor and cutting it into 5 equal pieces, lengthwise. You should end up with 5 – 8′ sections. Feed the top portion of the curtain through the key ring and secure with ribbon. 
Once the gold curtain is secured to the key ring, the rest is pure imagination. There really is no right or wrong way to decorate the streamer. If you can tie it to the key ring, then chances are you can add it to the streamer. (Just be careful that the decor doesn’t get too heavy. Too much weight could cause the balloon to droop.)
I added pieces of metallic Christmas tinsel. The tinsel had a wire center, so I used that wire to attach it to the key ring. I cut out paper hearts and glued them to a long, pink ribbon that I tied to the key ring. I made different style tissue paper tassels and attached them to some ribbon as well.

Once you are satisfied with the look of the streamer, use a piece of curling ribbon to tie the metal key ring to the base of the balloon. Make sure the balloon is weighted down enough so it won’t float away. These balloons hold tons of helium and most likely will need something kind of heavy to hold them down. We tied ours to bricks. 
Photos by {Blue Eyed Yonder}
That’s all there is to it. Put on your creative hats and fill your next party full of sparkle!
Sources: I purchased the balloons from Shop Sweet Lulu in blush, rose and ivory. Warning: Their site is packed full of gorgeous goodies, you’ll be tempted to buy lots!

Posted 10/25/11, Topic: DIY

  • Jessica@SewHomegrown
    October 26, 2011 at 10:39 am |

    Those are sooooo pretty and have such a great impact!

  • The Adventures of Ordy and Joon
    December 8, 2011 at 12:24 am |

    ok, so now that i have found your blog i am up going through past posts and i'm not kidding the minute i saw your sister's birthday I said, "oh, unlimited budget if they spent over $300 on balloons alone" because I saw the Oh Happy Day post on them and can't believe how expensive… seeing this just made my heart skip a beat… so happy i found your blog!!!

  • {BlueEyedYonder}
    December 8, 2011 at 8:45 am |

    Haha, no, unfortunately we did not have an unlimited budget. 🙂 Working through an event with a small budget causes you to get a little creative. So happy you liked the tutorial.

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    May 25, 2012 at 1:38 pm |

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  • Kyla
    September 8, 2013 at 9:01 am |

    Can you detail how the curtain was added to the key ring? Was it just one end of the piece so it cascaded? I love the look of these streamers!

    • BlueEyedYonder
      September 8, 2013 at 11:02 am |

      I tied each individual end piece of the streamer to the key ring. The other end of the streamer was left free so it would flow. Happy crafting!

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