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Glitter Balloons

Make a shimmery wall display. This bubbly backdrop can be created by filling clear balloons with iridescent colored glitter.

Photography: Sang An

Source: Martha Stewart

Introduction

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materials

  • Iridescent fine glitter (Pictured: Iridescent glitter, in Sugar Cube, Lemon Drop, and Cotton Candy; $25 for assorted-color 12-pack; amazon.com)

  • Small bowls

  • Clear 5- and 11-inch balloons (Pictured: Balloons, in Clear, 5 inches, from $5.79 for 100; and 11 inches, from $2 for 12; shindigz.com)

  • Funnel

  • Spoon

  • Adhesive hooks

steps

  1. Pour glitter into individual bowls.

  2. 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. 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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