3 Beautiful Projects You Can Make Using Balloons

Start blowing up those balloons, and try out these stunning ideas!

By Leah Fried

Step 2: Stabilize the balloon with tape roll

Place the ballon into a painter's tape roll to keep it steady

Step 5: Apply Mod Podge and add buttons

You can choose larger buttons to use in the middle, which will be the bottom of your dish

Step 6: Apply 2 more coats of Mod Podge

Make sure you cover all buttons with two layers of mod podge

Step 7: Pop the balloon when dry

Flip over the balloon and then use a straight pin to pop it

Step 8: Place dish where everyone can see it

Make sure to pull the balloon out carefully, and display your beautiful dish!

Next: Create Stunning Floral Ice Balls

Make these perfect floral ice balls to keep your drinks cool at your next party!

Step 1: Cut off the buds of colorful flowers

Choose any flowers you like, different colors and sizes

Step 2: Place bottom of flower inside balloon

It's better if the bottom of the bud goes first into the balloon

Step 3: Use a skewer to push flower inside

Make sure if the flower is completely pushed into the balloon

Step 4: Wiggle the balloon around a few times

Get the flower settled inside and not stuck in the neck of the balloon

Step 5: Fill up the balloon with water

This is where you can determine the size of your ice balls

Step 6: Tie the balloon & jiggle it around

Make sure the flower doesn't get stuck in the tie

Step 7: Place the balloons inside freezer

Turn the balloons every few hours so they wouldn't develop flat spots

Step 8: Once frozen, cut off balloon ties

Remove them from the freezer and cut the tie off the balloon

Step 9: Peel the balloon off the ice

If it's not fully frozen, place the ice in a bowl and put it back in the freezer

Step 10: Place in bucket to cool drinks!

Place the ice ball facing the side with the flower

Next: Balloon-Wrapped Citronella Candles

Create decorated citronella candles to keep the pests away, while looking pretty too!

Step 1: Apply hot glue to base of the candle

Apply the hot glue directly to the base of your candle wick.

Step 3: Wrap wick around a pencil

Rest the pencil along the edge of the glass

Step 4: Melt some soy wax in a large pot

Be sure to use a pot that is solely for candle-making, stir as it melts

Step 5: Add drops of citronella essential oil

Once the wax has melted completely, allow it to cool slightly and add drops of essential oil

Step 7: Let the wax cool and harden

Wait for approximately 2 hours, allowing the wax to fully harden

Step 8: Cut the top of a balloon

You can trim the wick to 1/4" long with scissors

Step 9: Cut off the tip of the other end

Make sure you to off a small amount of the balloon

Step 10: Stretch balloon on bottom of glass

Slide the balloon onto the glass so it's covering the bottom half

Step 11: Light the candles

Remember, it's not meant to be perfectly straight