Any time I find a way to use party decorations it makes me happy! Last night I received an email stating there would be a birthday celebration for my daughter’s teacher today. My daughter made a cute little card but she asked me to make something special for her as well. I had limited time and this balloon bouquet in a jar idea came to me. I had all the supplies already and we went for it.
I blew up the balloons, which were various sizes that I have gotten from Party City, and miss E taped them onto paper straws for me. We made a few and then I began to place them all together and when I felt like they fit in a good way, I would tape the paper straws together. This made for a good base and then I could stick anything else, whether it be more balloons or other decorations, into the base. (I also taped that paper wheel on a paper straw as well.)
The small honeycomb balls and the paper star (I just created the star in Word and printed it out) were hot glued/taped to bamboo skewers because they needed something thinner than a straw. Those I stuck in at the end.
Tip: The honeycomb balls came off of a garland that I had bought on clearance at a local grocery store after Valentines Day last year. Other parts were also just party decor I randomly pick up when I see it on sale. So if you have the space and can get things when you randomly come upon it you will always be ready to create one of these.
The jar was a mason jar that I had from a previous party. I had spray painted the bottom and it matched the balloons nicely. To fill up space so you couldn’t see the straw/skewer bottoms, I used paper tissue tassels from a garland in the jar. I kind of just played around with placement until I liked it. Then to fill in some space among the balloons I used a piece of the gold tissue paper garland. Another tip is to use sticker glue dots to keep balloons close. It sticks them together and holds really well. Then they don’t move around and it makes it more secure.
Here you can see miss E holding it for a size comparison. She also wanted me to make sure I shared a picture of her holding it hahaha. She’s so sweet. And she was excited to take this to her teacher today. How fun right? It’s like a little mini party for a table or desk and would be nice for someone allergic to flowers. I definitely see more balloon bouquet in a jar projects in our future.