As you will know if you saw my Halloween balloon post, or my very cute advent balloons, I’m currently mid way through a project with Balloon Time, the helium people. The latest post in my series, (this one, in case you were a bit slow cottoning on), is a wedding balloon idea, although it’s so versatile, you could adapt it to make place settings for any sort of occasion really.
The idea behind this post came from my obsession with spider babies, but if you don’t have any spider babies at your disposal, you could buy any sort of small plant, or even plant your own seeds. Belle used these little buckets to plant me up a mini succulent for Mothers’ Day, and that worked very well too.
So, first up, what do you need to make my wedding favour place setting balloons?
- A tank of Balloon Time Helium – find out where to buy here
- Parcel tags – from Ginger Ray
- Ribbons, gold pen, mini pink buckets, silk flowers, balloons, mini pegs – all from The Range
- Spider babies – from my windowsill
First up, I picked some spider babies from the mummy spider plant, and potted them up into the mini buckets. These form the wedding favours, and also act as a weight to hold a helium filled balloon in place.
“You know everyone will just leave those behind at the wedding don’t you?” said my fiancé, as though that was a bad thing.
“THEN ALL THE MORE SPIDER BABIES FOR US!” I squealed.
He looked about ready to call off the wedding. He doesn’t understand the spider babies like I do.
Once the spider babies are happy, attach a name tag to each with a mini peg. This is the place settling element. I did experiment with attaching these to the balloon end, but it weighed the balloon down a little bit too much. We used a gold pen on our name tags to match the gold glitter, but you can of course customise this depending on your own colour schemes.
I then threaded some silk roses onto a piece of pink ribbon, to create a kite effect.
Then comes the fun bit – filling the balloons with helium. Bee was visiting for the day, and she got very excited about this bit, as she’s never filled a balloon with helium before. We used a shiny pink balloon, again to compliment our colour scheme, but you can play about with this.
We decorated the balloons with a gold pen. You could personalise these with your own messages.
And there you go! Attach the balloon to your spider baby and your wedding favour place setting balloons are ready! Then all you have to do is hope that lots of guests leave them behind, so you can start your own spider baby sanctuary at home…
Do you have any ideas for customising these wedding favour place setting balloons?
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