Balloon Swags - Easy but Fabulous

Giant balloons are a must have look at any special party/event. They look fabulous and add that extra touch of pizazz to your party. Don’t stop there though, go all out with the addition of sparkly, colourful and floaty swags, which can be customised to match your party colour scheme.

Here are my go-to DIY balloon swag step by step instructions, enjoy!

Summer BBQ Giant Balloon Swag

 

Materials Needed:

  • 18” Silver Orb Balloon
  • OTW Birthday Girl pack
  • OTW Flamingo Balloon Garland (string & circle seals included)

Step 1: Inflate your balloon fully with helium.

Step 2: Open your OTW Birthday Girl pack and take out the tassels and the string. Construct 5 x tassels following the instructions on the back of the pack.

Step 3: Open your OTW Flamingo Balloon Garland pack and take out 5 x Card Flamingos, 5 x pink 5” balloons and 1.5m string and circle seals. 

Step 4: Position the Flamingos evenly on the string (making sure you save 10cm of string at the top, to securely fasten the swag to the balloon, upon completion of the swag) and attach using the circle seals. Using a balloon pump inflate the pink 5” balloons to around 3” so there round and plump and attach via the crossed die-cut in the middle of each Flamingo.

Step 5: Attach the tassels in-between each Flamingo, by twisting them round the string to secure them in place.

Step 6: Attach the swag to the balloon via the top of the string double knotting it around the neck of the balloon and Voila! You have a Giant Balloon complete with a Summer Vibes Swag, fit for a party / summer BBQ! Enjoy!

Note: You can use less tassels and Flamingos for smaller balloons.


Birthday Girl Giant Balloon Swag

Materials Needed:

  • OTW 18” Silver Orb Balloon
  • OTW Pink Streamers Pack
  • Decorative Tape

Step 1: Inflate your balloon fully with helium.

Step 2: Open your OTW Streamer pack and unravel several lengths of the 3 different coloured streamers to your desired length and cut. (I usually do 1.5 m a length).

Step 3: Lay the different coloured lengths of streamers on top of one and another and bunch together and fasten using decorative washi tape or coloured masking tape tightly.

Step 4: Attach the balloon swag to the neck of the balloon again, using either the decorative washi tape or coloured masking tape and secure tightly. Voila! you have a very floaty, pink and white streamer Giant Balloon Swag, fit for a Princess’s Birthday! Enjoy!

 

Birthday Boy Giant Balloon Swag

Materials Needed:

  • OTW 18” Silver Orb Balloon
  • OTW Birthday Boy pack (string included)
  • OTW Happy Birthday Garland

Step 1: Inflate your balloon fully with helium.

Step 2: Open your OTW Birthday Boy pack and take out the tassels and the string. Construct 5 x tassels and attach to the string evenly (leaving 10cm at the top of the string to fasten the swag securely to the balloon) following the instructions on the back of the pack.

Step 3: Attach the tassel swag to the top of the balloon via the string, double knotting it around the neck of the balloon.

Step 4: Open your OTW Happy Birthday Garland pack and take out the Garland and place over the top of the tassel swag, making sure Happy is at the top of the swag and attach to the neck of the balloon, double knotting it.  Your Birthday Boy Giant Balloon Swag is now complete and fit for a Birthday Boy’s party! Enjoy!

 

Silver Giant Balloon Swag

Materials Needed:

  • OTW 18” Silver Orb Balloon
  • OTW Silver Curtain
  • Decorative Tape

Step 1: Inflate your balloon fully with helium.

Step 2: Open your OTW Silver Curtain pack and lay it out flat. Cut a desired amount from it (I cut approx. a 12” section).

Step 3: Using the section you’ve cut, roll the curtain up, over lapping the top of it till it becomes bunched up and fasten at the top using washi tape or coloured masking tape tightly.

Step 4: Attach the silver curtain swag to the neck of the balloon using washi tape or coloured masking tape and secure tightly. You now have a very simple, but very effective, shimmery Silver Giant Balloon Swag! Enjoy!  

 

Occasions Giant Balloon Swag

Materials Needed:

  • OTW 18” Silver Orb Balloon
  • OTW Light bulb Garland Pack (includes string)

Step 1: Inflate your balloon fully with helium.

Step 2: Open your OTW Light Bulb Garland pack and take out the Light Bulb holders, 1.5m string, 5” white balloons and circle seals.

Step 3: Construct the Light Bulb Garland, following the instructions on the back of the pack and blow up the 5” balloons to approx. 3” so there round and plump. Now evenly space out the Light Bulb’s along the string, leaving 10 cm at the top of the string, to attach to the neck of the giant balloon.

Step 4: Attach the Light Bulb Garland to the neck of the giant balloon, double knotting it and fastening it securely. Your occasion style Giant Balloon Swag is fit for any occasion, a Wedding, Baby Shower or a Hen Party! Enjoy!


Ombre Paper Giant Balloon Swag

 

Materials Needed:

  • OTW 18” Silver Orb Balloon
  • White Paper
  • Light Pink Paper
  • White Cotton Thread
  • Needle

Step 1: Inflate your balloon fully with helium.

Step 2: Cut the white paper and light pink paper into 15cm circles. You will need several of these, depending on how long you want your swag to be.

Step 3: Cut 1.5m of white cotton thread and thread your needle. Starting with the pink circles, start to sew the top of the circle, so the bottom of the circle is not attached to the thread and hangs loosely, leaving 10cm of thread at the top so it can be secured to the neck of the balloon. Sew the pink circles first and then when you want to introduce the white circles, start to sew these on in exactly the same way as the pink ones, repeating all the way to the bottom of the thread.

Step 4: Attach the paper circle swag to the neck of the giant balloon, double knotting and tightly securing it. You now have a very floaty paper Ombre Giant Balloon Swag, fit for a Wedding, Baby Shower or a Hen party! Enjoy!

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