DIY Projects & Crafts Birthday Party Crafts Balloon Clouds Look up! This larger-than-life cloud of balloons makes a whimsical backdrop for any baby shower, birthday party, or celebration. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Website An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on June 14, 2017 Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: SHANNA SULLIVAN This idea comes from Digital Editor Alexandra Churchill. The cloud balloon pictured here was used as a decoration for our "Up, Up, and Away" themed baby shower. A balloon cloud can be made in any size you'd like, but we recommend measuring the length of the table beforehand to determine desired coverage. Pictured here: we used approximately 25 balloons to hover above a table that measures 31 x 23 inches. When choosing balloons, you can use a mix of shimmer and matte all-white balloons or a spectrum of sizes for added dimension and depth. What You'll Need Materials White latex balloons White twine Scissors Double-sided tape Optional: Handheld balloon pump, $5, partycity.com Instructions Inflate at least 25 balloons. (Tip: A handheld balloon pump will help inflate latex balloons much faster. To use, slide a balloon onto the nozzle — specially designed to grip the balloon by the neck — pump it to desired size, remove, and tie off.) Cut a length of twine and tie two balloons. Repeat so you have two pairs of tied balloons. Tie the two pairs of balloons into a quad. Tie more balloons to form a cluster; use smaller size balloons to fill gaps. Use double-sided tape to stick them in place. When balloon cloud has reached desired size, affix to a wall using double-sided tape or suspend from the ceiling using a length of twine and tape.