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DIY Fourth of July Balloon Bikes

Photos by Jeff Mindell
DIY Project, Text and Styling by Studio DIY


Fourth of July parades are a childhood staple, and what child doesn’t enjoy decorating their bike? Even if you don’t have a parade in your town, make July 4th a family affair and decorate your bikes with festive decorations and patriotic balloons together.

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  • Balloon Time Helium Tank
  • Variety of latex and/or Mylar balloons
  • Ribbon
  • Streamers
  • Garlands
  • Paper fans/honeycombs
  • Small letter balloons
  • Fishing line
  • Bike/tricycle
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  1. Use the streamers, garlands, paper fans/honeycombs and small letter balloons to decorate your bike. We attached small letter balloons (filled with air) and honeycombs to the bike’s basket with fishing line. Then, we added star garlands to each handle bar. For the tricycle, we attached a paper fan to the front using fishing line and then added streamers to the handlebars.
  2. Inflate balloons using the Balloon Time Helium Tank and tie each one with a ribbon. We used a mix of latex balloons with a few Mylar accents.
  3. Tie securely balloons to the ends of the handlebars or the back of the bike’s seat and you’re ready to ride!


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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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