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Helium tank with Easter egg balloons

I couldn’t help but notice that balloons have a very similar shape to eggs, just upside down! And who knew with just a bit of barely-there clear tape you could turn these giant “eggs” right side up and, with a little paint, have yourself some Easter egg balloons. Here’s the quick and easy DIY.


  • Balloon Time Helium Tank
  • 9” or 11” Latex Balloons
  • Acrylic or Craft Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • String, Ribbon or Twine
  • Clear Shipping Tape
Yellow balloon with Studio Acrylic paint


  1. Inflate balloons using your Balloon Time Helium Tank and temporarily tie a loose knot to the tail so they don’t slip away.
  2. Flip your balloon over so it looks like an egg shape, and use your paintbrush and acrylic paint to paint your favorite Easter egg designs on them. Use enough paint to get even coverage, without it being too thick. (You don’t want to weigh down your balloon.) Then let dry.
  3. Once dry, carefully untie the string from the tail and use a small piece of shipping tape to adhere the string to the “top” of the balloon, which will now become the bottom. Done! Tip: Do not try to remove the tape once it is on there or the balloon might pop.
  4. Consider using gold leaf or metallic paint for an elegant version at an adult Easter brunch, or all sorts of colors for kids to DIY their own balloons after an egg hunt. There are so many options, and each and every balloon will be different, just like their counterparts from the Easter bunny!
Filling a yellow balloon with helium tank
Yellow balloon with white stripe
Painting a yellow balloon white with paintbrush
Holding a paintbrush and yellow balloon
Yellow balloon with white stripe
Holding a group of Easter balloons
Group of Easter balloons against wall
Group of pastel colored Easter balloons
Upside down yellow Easter egg balloon
Looking at group of upside down balloons as Easter eggs
Holding group of upside down balloons for Easter eggs
Kneeling with helium tank and group of balloons

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.

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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