25 Inexpensive DIY Projects You Can Make Using Balloons

Balloons are cheap and easy to find in just about any color. You might already have some in your house left over from your last party. Here are some ideas on how you can use balloons to make unique DIY projects to decorate your home.

Balloon Table Number

If you’re getting married, you can save money by making DIY table settings. These adorable photo frames anchor down elegant-looking ivory balloons that your friends will love taking home. Check out the directions here.

Balloon Wreath

If you’re throwing a Birthday party, you can greet your guests with a balloontastic wreath. Check out the directions on how to make it here.

Photo Backdrop

Preparing for a photo shoot? You can use balloons for a variety of different cute styles. It becomes easy to transform a blank wall in your home into a backdrop to capture memories for years to come.

Here are our top picks: DIY Hot Air Balloon Backdrop, DIY Balloon Wall BackdropDIY Balloon Clouds Backdrop.

Grape Halloween Costume

Looking for a cheap Halloween costume? All you really need is some black clothing and purple balloons, and voila! You’re a winederful bundle of grapes.

Ice Balloons

Why use plain ice, when you can freeze water balloons before your next party? This is a fun and easy way to add a pop of color to your table, and your guests will love it.

Glitter Balloon Bowl

You may already have all the supplies you need to make this next DIY project- a balloon, mod podge glue, and a lot of glitter! These bowls are so beautiful that your friends will never guess you made it yourself. For full instructions on how to make this, click here.

Balloon Stress Ball

Stress balls can help you after a long day of work, and they are actually really easy to make at home with your kids. All you need are some balloons and play dough. Learn how to make them here.

Bubblegum Gift

These 3D bubblegum valentines are totally adorable. The cards are actually a photo of the gift-giver printed on card stock. He is blowing a “bubble” that is actually a little pink balloon, which makes it POP out of the image. You can read the directions here.

Balloon Jet Car

These great DIY jet cars, made with recycled materials (i.e. juice boxes) would be a fun way for kids to play against each another. Check out the directions here.

Balloon Drumset

Recycle your old food cans with some rubber bands and balloons, and you’ve got yourself a little set of drums! Learn how to assemble them here.

Balloon Surprise

If you have an important announcement to make or a big question to ask, balloons can be a great way to surprise your friends and family. Our top picks are the DIY Balloon Surprise and the DIY Secret Message Balloon.

DIY Flash Diffuser

If you are a photographer, you know that sometimes, a camera flash without a diffuser can wash someone’s face out. A quick life hack is to blow up a white balloon, cover the flash of your DSLR camera, and it diffuses the light for a perfect image. For more information, click here.

Yarn Balloon Ornaments

Instead of buying all of your Christmas ornaments at the store, save money by making them yourself. All you need are some balloons, multi-colored yarn, and glue to make these stunning decorations. Find the directions here.

Other DIY Balloon Ideas

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Irina Vasilescu :Irina Vasilescu is our crafty designer. She joined the team three years ago and is also involved in the writing process.