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DIY Apple Balloon Weight

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DIY Apple Balloon Weight

For back to school season, is there anything more appropriate than an apple balloon weight? In just a few simple steps, you can have a DIY surprise for your kids, their friends and teachers. Here’s what you’ll need to create apple balloon weights.

DIY Apple Balloon Weight Supplies


  • Red latex balloon
  • Rice
  • Cup or funnel
  • Green pipe cleaner
  • White permanent marker


Apple Balloon Weight DIY Apple Balloon Weight


  1. First, grab a friend and use the cup or funnel to fill the balloon with rice. It works best if one person stretches open the balloon while the other pours in the rice.
  2. Next, tie the balloon.
  3. Use the green pipe cleaner to create an apple stem around the balloon’s knot. We also added a little pipe cleaner leaf for fun.
  4. Take the permanent white marker and draw on a little apple detail for fun.
  5. Inflate your balloons of choice with the Balloon Time Helium Tank, add a ribbon and tie the ribbon to the stem of your apple weight.
DIY Apple Balloon Weight

We’d love to see how you used your DIY apple balloon weights. Share your back-to-school celebrations with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!


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

Written by: Sara Schmutz

Sara has been in love with parties and planning parties for as long as she can remember. And, she must be destined for more, since she has been blessed with three party loving daughters. There can never be too many tea parties at their house. And, her love for parties and unique ideas have not been overlooked. Sara has been a regular party contributor on One Charming Party, Pizzazzerie, Handmade Charlotte, Confetti Pop, Oh It's Perfect, And Then We Saved, & Red Barn Blog. She has also been featured on Pottery Barn, Disney's Baby Blog, Amy Atlas, Hostess with the Mostess, Babble, Apartment Therapy, Huffington Post, and more. Sara has also recently had a number of guest appearances on Utah's KUTV Fresh Living Show, where she shared some of her favorite party ideas. Sara loves planning parties and celebrating the special moments with her family and friends.

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