Valentine’s Day balloon heart

BALLOON HEART TUTORIAL 1

I realize this Valentine’s Day balloon heart tutorial is coming so late in the love day game, but the idea just came to me recently (based on this balloon arch from last year) and I had to try and rush to put it out there just in case anyone needs a last minute backdrop for a party or Galentine’s Day or something. You never know! As you know, I’m super last minute in everything so perhaps there’s a kindred spirit out there? Yeah? I was thinking it could be fun as a backdrop or just a fun decor piece. And this one didn’t nearly take as long as the arch, nor did it cost as much. Bonus!

Balloon heart tutorial

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Balloon heart tutorial

 

If you make this project, don’t forget to tag it with #larsmakes. I like to feature your work on my feed and on blog posts!

Materials:
  1. The steps are the same for the balloon arch, but the form of the heart I used heavy duty cardboard.
  2. Cut the cardboard into 2 1/2″ wide strips and then at a variety of lengths to fit the curves of the heart.
  3. Start with the center of the heart and create an “L” by gluing two pieces together.
  4. Continue gluing pieces onto each other. Trade off gluing under and over. This will help it keep flat.
  5. Once the heart shape is formed, add on the first base of the balloons. The trick to the effect of the balloons is to make a variety of sizes in various colors. I added on the biggest balloons first with gaffers tape to the cardboard.
  6. Once the biggest balloons are covering the cardboard, start adding on the smaller balloons with your lo temp glue gun or glue dots.
  7. Continue until you can’t see the cardboard anymore and you are layering balloons on top of balloons.
  8. Once the heart is filled with balloons. Attach the string to the top two sides of the heart and hang it in your desired spot.
  9. Add in the flowers. You might need to secure it with wire to the cardboard.

Donzo!

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photography by Jessica Peterson 

balloons from Zurchers

hair by Aubrey Nelson

at Charcoal Loft Studio in SLC

1 COMMENT

  1. This is gorgeous!! I’m planning a Valentine’s Day baby Shower and would love to make this. Do you know exactly how many balloons you used/ordered?

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    I don’t see the actually tutorial. All I see are a few pics of the set up. Did you hot glue them together? That’s what it looks like. That doesn’t pop the balloons? What’s that metal arm for? Most people don’t have that. What are you doing with that rope? It’s beautiful but I have no idea how to shape it or make them look that good.

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    For the balloon arch tutorial. It does not really explain how to do it, and I would love if you could give me more of a description or more details. Thank you!

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