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DIY Summer Party Planning Project
Ice Cream Cone Balloon Weights

DIY Project, Styling and Text by Studio DIY
Photos by Mary Costa Photography

Outdoor summer parties are something to look forward to all winter long. But, when balloons are part of the party décor or party favors for the little ones, we all know what can happen. Up, up and away!

Make your own balloon weights to keep your festive decorations in place while adding a touch of whimsy. DIY ice cream cone balloon weights are fun, functional, customizable and almost good enough to eat. They also make a perfect party favor long after the balloons are gone.

Find out how to make your own ice cream cone balloon weights and let the summer fun begin.





  1. Knead and flatten the clay into a disk, about 1/2”-3/4” thick. Press the cookie cutter into the clay and remove the ice cream cone shape. Repeat to create as many balloon weights as you’d like for your party.
  2. Next, with the end of your paint brush, poke a hole through the top of the cone (for the string to go through), then let your shapes dry completely. Be sure to check the packaging for drying times.
  3. Once dry, paint your cones. You can customize the design to fit a specific party theme or your own personal style.
  4. Inflate the balloons with your Balloon Time Helium Tank and tie the string through the hole in the top of the cone. The last task is to display them at your party or hand out as favors!

Adding something sweet to your next summertime bash by creating ice cream balloon weights? Be sure to share photos with us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram

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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