Silhouette is having a sale right now that I’m a little late sharing. Sorry! (go here today to get a HUGE discount on the Cameo and Portrait Vinyl Combo….but make sure to use code HAPPY when checking out for the discount to show up). So they sent me some strawberry vinyl to play around with. I had the idea of putting some vinyl on balloons before so I put it to the test. I’m pleased to say that this is something that works, but there are some things to be aware of.
First of all, I used my Silhouette machine to cut out two things: a phrase and a heart. I got both graphics from the online shop. Then miss E and I went to a party store and got some plain balloons. I stuck the vinyl on them in the car because I had originally planned to go stick them on my hubby’s car. But it was too windy to try and do pics of them, so they came home with me. I do not recommend trying to put them on the balloons in a car! It was a bit difficult trying to hold it down and get it on without much room 🙂 But, it worked. And if you don’t push the vinyl down when putting it on, you can take it off if it gets messed up. Just be careful. They didn’t pop on me, but I think if you pulled it off fast it might make the balloon pop.
My daughter says these are for Valentines Day, and well I do suppose they look very Valentinesy. But remember my original plan? Yes. For love. I think this would be cute for a photo prop for doing the first 12 months of an infants life, engagement pics, birthday balloons, etc. Here is the problem though. These kind of balloons loose air pretty fast. They shrink, but the vinyl does not. See pic below.
This is what it looked like after 7 hours. So if you want to do this, Don’t put the vinyl on until close to the time you need it. And take your time putting it on. Maybe even enlist some help (you know, someone hold it still while you put it on). I think I will make some number ones for my girls birthdays. If you were to do this, what event would you make them for?