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Project

Glitter Balloons

Make a shimmery wall of balloons.

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Introduction

Sources

Balloon pump, $5, partycity.com
Balloons, in Clear, 5", from $5.79 for 100; and 11", from $2 for 12; shindigz.com
Iridescent glitter, in Sugar Cube, Lemon Drop, and Cotton Candy; $20 for assorted-color 12-pack; marthastewartcrafts.com

Materials

  • Iridescent fine glitter (several different colors)
  • Small bowls
  • Clear 5- and 11-inch balloons
  • Funnel
  • Spoon
  • Balloon pump
  • Adhesive hooks

Steps

  1. Step 1

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    Pour glitter into individual bowls.

  2. Step 2

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    Stretch each balloon to make inflation easier. Insert funnel into the lip of each balloon, and add glitter using spoon: For small balloon, use 1 teaspoon; for large balloon, use 2. Adjust amounts to achieve desired color.

  3. Step 3

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    Using pump, inflate each balloon. Move glitter around balloon by adjusting angle of the nozzle. (Do not blow up the balloons with your mouth, since you’ll risk inhaling glitter.) Knot balloon. Create an arrangement on a wall, securing balloons to wall with adhesive hooks.

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Reviews (3)

  • MaryPoppins03 23 Feb, 2015

    I used all the specific items listed. And it did not work. The glitter did not hold inside the balloon. It was all clumped up. I figured out that the balloon needs a little moisture inside for the glitter to stick. And cut down the glitter. You don't need a whole teaspoon for a 5" balloon. More like 1/4 teaspoon. Was going to do this for a party, but I'm going to pass. Glad I tried it first.

  • Nadineries 20 Jan, 2015

    This does not work. I got the correct balloons, martha Stewart glitter, and pump and the glitter clumped and didn't look anything like the picture.

  • Taylor Shekarabi 9 Jul, 2014

    The balloons listed aren't available at Shindigz as detailed. They offer clear "bright" in 5in and clear "crystal" in 11in for $8.99/100. Apparently the two clears have different finishes and neither finish comes in both sizes. When chatting with the customer service rep she left the chat before answering my questions after telling me to hold please. I will post again when I receive the balloons to let others know if they are similar enough when inflated with glitter.