Clever Balloon Crafts for Birthday Decor

Balloons are the quintessential birthday party decor piece. They are cheap, easy and look so nice floating on top of a ceiling, or bundled together with colorful ribbon. But for your next birthday bash (or if you're throwing a party for someone special), try upgrading standard balloon decor with these simple and easy crafts.

When adorned with confetti, splatter paint or colorful pom-poms, balloons can be an eye-catching and standout piece of party decor. Everyone is used to seeing the typical hellium-filled balloons tied with ribbon, but your guests will be super impressed by balloons filled with trendy confetti or strapped to dangling metallic tassels.

Take a look at some of our favorite balloon DIY crafts, and get inspired to amp up your birthday decor. You'll still need to rent a small helium tank or have them pumped up professionally. But with a few simple craft supplies, you'll have some trendy and unforgettable party decor. 


  • Ice Cream Cone Balloons

    How adorable are these Ice Cream Cone Balloons featured on The Chic? The cute craft is perfect for kids birthday parties, and only takes minutes to do. All you need is a thic sharpie, construction paper, tape and some helium-filled balloons.

  • Gold Splatter Paint Balloons

    It's no surprise we love gold here at Celebrations, and these Gold Splatter Paint Balloons from Studio DIY add just the right amount of metallic. Have some fun with the paint strokes, and vary up the patterns for unique and eclectic looks.

  • Geronimo Balloon Troopers

    With some rich tassel and elegant pops of metallic, these Geronimo Balloon Troopers from Spearmint Baby are absolutely stunning. Hang them around for some chic party decor, or use as photo props. We can't wait to make these!

  • Pom-Pom Balloons

    Some fun pops of color added to balloons doesn't have to take a lot of effort. These Pom-Pom Balloons from Design Improvised are simple, but super fun and festive. Perfect for a kids birthday party!

  • Confetti-Dipped Balloons

    The confetti trend is really big right now, which is why we are obsessed with these Confetti-Dipped Balloons from Studio DIY. Mod Podge some gold foil confetti to the bottom of a filled balloon for a glamorous touch.

  • Confetti-Filled Balloons

    Keeping on trend with confetti, try filling your balloons with confetti on the inside. This project from CAKE. is filled with colorful paper confetti for a fun and subtle touch.

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