Balloons are a party staple – we hang them up, hand them out, and if we’re feeling especially ambitious, might even spend awhile playing with them. But did you know that balloons also have a variety of other uses, ones that range from crafty to handy to just downright adorable?
Below, we’ve collected 26 balloon ideas from around the Internet – we’re thinking #16 might be perfect for your next party.
#1. Fashion a DIY button bowl
Using a balloon, buttons, and some clear-drying glue, you can create on of these adorable button bowls in now time.
#2. Form a cloud from balloons.
This cute DIY is a great decoration for a kid’s birthday party, or even a prom.
#3. Construct DIY Tree Branches Light
Use a balloon to create this interesting light fixture, made from small branches and glue.
#4. Dip balloons in chocolate.
This is a creative new way to serve your desserts. The best part? No dishes when you’re finished.
#5. Freeze some magical lawn decorations.
Using balloons, you can create charming ice luminaries for your home, turning your front yard into a winter wonderland.
#6. Having a party? Put out balloon-dipped mason jars.
This is a creative way to keep everyone’s glasses straight, sans permanent market.
#8. Fill balloons with water and freeze some ice candles.
How gorgeous would these look at a winter wedding?
#9. Fill some ninja stress balls.
Get your stress out with one of these cheeky ninja stress balls – just paint their faces onto balloons and squeeze.
#10. Fashion a mini rainbow balloon arch.
This idea is cute, colorful, and you should probably just have one in your home at all times.
#11. Recycled balloon vases.
Add visual interest to your plastic bottle vases with a colorful balloon.
#12. Freeze ice gems for your yard.
For when your winterized front yard needs a slight upgrade.
#13. Create simple, elegant centerpieces.
String, adhesive, and a balloon are all you need to make these chic centerpieces for your next dinner party.
#14. Use them in your cooler to keep drinks cold.
Ice cubes are boring – make your cooler more colorful with balloons instead.
#15. Make an Easter string basket.
An adorable take on a traditional Easter basket that’s just begging to be filled up with goodies.
#16. Tie up a birthday wreath.
This is an awesome wreath that will let every guest know exactly where the party is at.
#17. Heat up som DIY candle holders.
The heat from a lamp helps these doilies firm up around the balloon to create these fancy candle holders.
#18. Float water balloon in a pool.
If you’re lucky enough to have an outdoor pool, you’re doing yourself a disservice by not filling it with balloons for your next party.
#19. Save the date with balloons.
These festive save-the-dates will definitely keep your special day at the forefront of your guest’s mind’s.
#20. Make an ice bowl.
Keep that fruit salad chilled for the entire duration of the party. Plus, it looks pretty cool on a buffet table.
#21. Paint on some autumn leaves.
If this works as well as it looks like it does, it is absolutely amazing.
#22. Wind some yarn ball ornaments.
These will make your Christmas tree look especially twee and amazing.
#23. Construct a classic balloon arch.
The perfect entryway for any guest of honor.
#24. Moody pendant lights for ambiance.
These great lights were molded around balloons and then hung from the ceiling for a low-key vibe.
#25. Paint up a DIY glitter bowl.
We probably wouldn’t eat out of these (too much glitter in teeth), but they would look awesome sitting on your countertop.
#26. Use balloons to make marshmallow shooters.
This will totally be a hit at your next children’s party.
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