I'm so excited to share with you our first ever DIY post! Today, I'm going to show you how to jazz up your balloons using washi tape! The wonderful ladies of Carousel Paper & Co provided all of the pretty washi tapes for this DIY Washi Tape Balloon post. Carousel Paper & Co is a fabulous online packaging and party supply store carrying everything from glittery scalloped garlands (as pictured below) to colourful mini honeycomb balls. Be sure to stop by their Etsy shop to see more of what they have to offer!
Jacky and I wanted to feature a unique + minimalist balloon for our Chic Fete styled shoot. We decided to use Carousel Paper's gold scalloped garland as our tassel and to incorporate their washi tape by cutting it into even strips, layering them on top of another to make a + sign and sticking them onto the balloon in a staggered pattern to create this fun Giant Washi Tape Balloon which was perfect for our Kate Spade inspired styled shoot.
We were so happy with the way it turned out! It was super easy and inexpensive to do too. Woo-hoo! We thought it would be the perfect DIY tutorial to share with you
So, I decided to recreate the look on some smaller balloons with my handy helper, Isla, and give you some step-by-steps to creating your own Washi Tape Balloon.
YOU WILL NEED
- Cut washi tape into triangles for a mod look
- Use different colour washi tapes cut into small pieces to create a colourful confetti effect
- Use washi tape to customize a balloon with a number or initial
- Spell it out: BOO!, YIPEE!, LUV U, XOXO
We would love to see what you come up with! Be sure to hashtag #chicfetediy to share your creative balloons with us!
Photography: Confetti and Rose
Washi Tape/Gold Scalloped Garland: Carousel Paper & Co.
XOXO Shirt: Whistle & Flute