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We know Thanksgiving is typically all about the food, but for those of you looking for a task to assign your non-cooking guests, how about some fun Turkey Day decor? We have an easy balloon DIY that is perfect for decorating the Thanksgiving buffet, or for props at a Friendsgiving photo booth. Turn balloons into a hilarious turkey for your Thanksgiving decor, but this one’s not for eating.


DIY Turkey BalloonsDIY Turkey Balloon Decor


  • Balloon Time Helium Tank
  • One, 11-inch tan balloon
  • Two, 6-inch tan balloons
  • White tissue paper
  • String
  • Scissors
  • Glue dots
  • Tape


  1. Cut two strips of tissue paper that are six inches by two inches each. Cut fringe along one side of each strip.
  2. Inflate the 11-inch balloon with helium and tie with string.
  3. Inflate one 6-inch balloon with helium and knot it. Take a small piece of tape and tape one end of your tissue paper strip to the knot of the balloon. Wrap it around and around the knot, and finally tape the other end in place. Flare out the tissue fringe with your fingers. Repeat this with the other 6-inch balloon.
  4. Place a couple glue dots onto one side of the 6-inch balloon and adhere it to one side of the 11-inch balloon. Repeat with the other balloon on the other side, making sure they are even. Now, you’re done!


Turkey Balloons Thanksgiving Decor

To complete the look, try these Thanksgiving Pun Balloons. Then show off your birds with our DIY and party communities on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!


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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