Sunday, June 23, 2013

DIY Balloon Topiaries for the 4th of July

diy balloon topiary for 4th of july
This year I wanted to do something a little different for the centerpieces on the tables at the annual 4th of July bbq.  I found some inspiration from Pinterest but it came without instructions!  Sometimes my mind doesn’t cooperate with me when I have a vision!
diy balloon topiary for 4th of july
I picked up the hats and garland from the Dollar Tree.  The dowel rods were 79 cents each from Home Depot.  The balloons and ribbon were items I had on hand.  Now by no means am I an expert here!  I’m totally winging!
balloon topiary
I used an ink pen to punch a hole in a cup.  I filled the cup with gravel from the driveway and glued in to a paper plate that I trimmed down to fit inside the hat.  After cutting the dowel rod in half, which left it 24 inches, I inserted it into the cup, pushing it though the gravel.  I then hot glued the opening of the cup around the dowel, hopefully giving it a little more stability!
diy patriotic balloon topiary
After punching a hole in the center of the hat, I slid the hat over the dowel rod until it rested over the plate/cup base.
diy balloon topiary for 4th of july
I attached some garland on the top of the hat to cover the opening.  After blowing up 6 balloons, I tied them to a ribbon and attached it to the top of the dowel rod.  I dropped a little hot glue to the top of the rod and attached a balloon.  The part of the balloon below where I knotted it is the part I adhered to the rod.  Does that make sense?
patriotic table for 4th of july
I made two for last weeks tablescape, which you can see here.  So far, so good!  They are still inflated and attached to the rod!  Are you hosting a patriotic bash this year?
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  1. Hello Tammy: Very festive! Great job! Looks reallyl nice for the 4th.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting, too. Susan

  2. What cute decorations. Everyone on our street participates in a BBQ at the ocean front house but we never have decorations. Maybe I should make some of your hats for each table.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. It makes perfect sense to me! What a fun idea, your table looks so festive.

  4. Greetings,
    I just found your blog this morning and have been reading backward! You are an artist for sure and I have loved your ideas for decorating and tablescapes! More lately, I missed the Scripture lessons though...
    Thank you for your time to do lovely posts for us to enjoy.
    Blessings to you and yours,

  5. looks ready for a 4th of July party. Love what you did

  6. What a super cute idea! Thanks so much for sharing on Project Inspire{d}! Pinned!!


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