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DIY Giant Balloon Numbers for New Year’s Eve

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Photos by Mary Costa Photography

This project is part of The Ultimate New Year’s Eve Party Series.

Wow guests from the start by spelling out the year in balloons at your party’s entrance! This makes a huge impact, and is easy to create if you have a partner in balloon-crafting crime!

DIY Balloon 2014


  • Approximately 40 9” Balloons
  • One Jumbo Balloon Time Helium Tank or Two Standard Balloon Time Helium Tanks
  • Fishing Line
  • Clear Tape


  1. Blow up all of your balloons with helium and tie each with a long line of fishing line. I recommend sketching out your balloon numbers first so you have a plan! Then, begin building your first number. It is always best to start from the bottom of the number and work your way up. Tape your first balloon to the floor. If you are working sideways (for the bottom of a two, for example) you’ll tape the balloons side by side. If you are working upwards, you’ll tape each balloon slightly behind the last.
  2. It is best to have someone standing back to tell you just where to place each balloon. If this isn’t possible, I recommend taping your balloons down for one entire number, then stepping back and adjusting from there.
  3. Repeat these steps for all your numbers, and that’s it!

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Complete your Ultimate New Year’s Eve Party with:

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

Written by: Kelly (Lanza) 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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