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Cristina Riches aka Bird, is the founder of BirdsParty.com. She's also a creative mom of two, published author, graphic designer, freelance photographer, magazine editor and unconditional party lover. Her party ideas and photos have been featured on numerous publications such as Forbes.com, CNN Entertainment, Parenting Magazine, Celebrate Magazine, All You Magazine, Elle Decor and MarthaStewart.com. She also regularly creates content for brands such as PBS Parents, HGTV, Coca-Cola, NestlΓ©, Pillsbury, PayPal, Mars, Hellmann's, Cultura France and Danone to name a few.

Balloon Heart Backdrop DIY πŸŽˆπŸ’–



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This year, for the first time ever, I decided to decorate my studio mantel for Valentine's Day!

For the wall above the mantel, I had the idea to make a large balloon heart structure that would also double as a photo-booth backdrop.

These balloon structures have been trending on the party scene and Pinterest for a few years, and this was the perfect opportunity to have a go at making my own!

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Balloon Heart Backdrop DIY

To create the main frame or heart structure for this balloon backdrop, I used a large piece of white foam board that I already had at home from a previous party.

This allowed me to test out my ideas for the project, without the fear of ruining expensive supplies!

For the template, I free-handed one half of the heart out of cardboard and used it as my template. I basically flipped it over to draw the other side of the heart onto the foam board. You'll see how in the video below!

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But after making it, I realized that regular cardboard would work just as well. So use that if you prefer, or if you are on a tighter budget.

But if you want to use foam board (which is easier to paint and cut), a large sheet shouldn't cost more than $10, so it's still a viable option for any party.

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I am SO glad I decided to make this balloon heart backdrop for my Valentine's Day decor! It's one of my favorite DIY projects to date,  and it truly packs the wow factor for any party without much effort or cost!

This balloon heart backdrop was also a lot easier and quicker to make than you might think! I made it in one afternoon, whilst simultaneously taking photos and shooting the DIY steps too. So really, anyone can have a go, I promise!

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For my Valentine's Day balloon heart backdrop, I decided to use red balloons and I painted the heart structure pink for contrast. Red and pink are quintessential Valentine's Day colors, but feel free to use whatever colors suit your party or decor.

Come to think of it, this balloon heart backdrop would also be great as decor for a bridal shower or for a wedding photo-booth too, right? 😍

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The paint is an optional step, but I feel it really helps to hide a multitude of sins, especially if you're using recycled foam board like I am, or if you're using cardboard to make your heart structure.

The same technique I used to make this balloon heart backdrop can also be used to create other large balloon frames or shapes to suit any theme or event! 

But if you don't fancy making your own templates like I did, then check out The Creative Heart Studio, who's probably the pioneer for these types of decor. She sells numerous templates to cater for any occasion!

Balloon Heart Backdrop DIY  - a quick and easy to make decor idea to decorate for Valentine's Day, a bridal shower or wedding photo-booth! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty #balloons #diybackdrop #diyweddingbackdrop #photobooth #heartballoonarch #balloonarch #heartballoon #balloonheartbackdrop #balloonbackdrop #diyballoonbackdrop #valentinesday


Balloon Heart Backdrop DIY  - a quick and easy to make decor idea to decorate for Valentine's Day, a bridal shower or wedding photo-booth! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty #balloons #diybackdrop #diyweddingbackdrop #photobooth #heartballoonarch #balloonarch #heartballoon #balloonheartbackdrop #balloonbackdrop #diyballoonbackdrop #valentinesday

DIY Balloon Heart Backdrop

Yield: 1 large structure
Author: Bird's Party
Estimated cost: $25
Balloon Heart Backdrop DIY - a quick and easy to make decor idea to decorate for Valentine's Day, for a bridal shower or a wedding photo-booth!

materials:

  • Foam board- I used a large 0.5 cm thick foam sheet about 70 x 100
  • Hot glue
  • Red latex balloons - I used 12 inch balloons
  • Pink acrylic paint
  • Cardboard

tools:

  • Foam brush
  • Craft knife
  • Ruler
  • Cutting mat
  • Pencil

steps:

  1. Make and cut your heart template out of a large piece of cardboard. The size will depend on the size of your foam board.
  2. Trace the template onto foam board with a pencil.
  3. Cut out the heart shape using a cutting mat and craft knife.
  4. Cut rectangles of 7 cm width out of foam board to make the lip or border or the heart structure. 
  5. Hot glue the rectangles along the perimeter of the heart cut-out using hot glue.
  6. Score the tops of the rectangles with a craft knife to make it bend and fit the curved parts of the heart cut-out.
  7. Paint the finished heart structure with acrylic paint and a foam brush. Let it dry completely.
  8. Blow up the balloons to your desired size to fit inside your heart structure.
  9. Hot glue them to the inside of the heart structure, until you cover the entire surface of the structure.
  10. Hot glue smaller balloons on top of the first layer of balloons to hide any gaps.

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Now check out my DIY in the quick video below!





Hope you like the ideas and feel inspired to have a go! If you do, tag us on social media #BirdsParty so we can see and share your creativity! 😍

And let me know in the comments if you'd like me to attempt other balloon backdrop shapes? πŸ˜‰πŸ‘‡


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  1. this looks so interesting and fun what a great project to decorate with thanks for sharing
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