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DIY Present Balloons

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Every gift wrapping party needs gift balloons. Turn cube balloons into perfect presents with a few supplies from the party store.

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  1. Inflate the cube balloons with a Balloon Time Helium Tank and tie with ribbon. Mylar balloons will float for up to four days, so you can even do this the day or two before your party. Note: altitude will affect balloon float time.
  2. Use a glue dot to adhere the end of your Mylar streamer to the bottom of one side of the balloon, right next to the tail. Pull that streamer all the way around the balloon, over the top and to the other side. Trim to the correct length and use another glue dot to adhere to the bottom of the balloon again.
  3. Repeat these steps on the other sides of the balloon so there is a ribbon running down all four sides.
  4. Remove the protective backing on the adhesive on your bow and stick it right on top of the balloon. It is important that the bows are no larger than 3 1/2 inches for the balloon to float properly.

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Note: Adult supervision is required when using balloons. Please read all warnings and precautions on the Balloon Time carton.

Written by: Kelly Mindell

Kelly (Lanza) Mindell is the editor and founder of Studio DIY, where she's helping folks celebrate each and every moment, the DIY way. Kelly is an east-coast transplant living in Los Angeles. She's been a DIY-er since birth, an entrepreneur since age fifteen and a freelance blogger and crafter for the past five years. Her colorful, ready-to-party DIYs and ideas have been featured in Martha Stewart Living and Parenting Magazine, and on Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, HGTV and more. When she's not busy crafting for the holidays and the every day, you'll still find a hair bow in her hair and confetti on the ground.

Written by: Studio DIY

Studio DIY is a popular do-it-yourself website celebrating the holidays and the every day with original DIY ideas. Tens of thousands of readers come to Studio DIY each day to find fun, colorful projects for birthdays, holidays and every celebration in between. Studio DIY is thoughtfully crafted, curated and glittered in Los Angeles by owner, editor and all-around celebrator, Kelly (Lanza) Mindell.

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