Tuesday, July 20, 2010

DIY Monogrammed Balloons

I love monograms. And they're everywhere - on cutting boards, hair bows, even on trailer hitch covers! So for this post I thought it would be fun to create something party-related that is monogrammed. One of my little guys casually suggested that balloons would be cool - I beamed with pride that such an innovative idea would come from him. Then it hit me that my little genius has figured out that once the blog pics are snapped, he gets to play with the items - hence the balloon suggestion!

So, despite being duped by a 4-year-old, I decided to use balloons. This is a super easy do-it-yourself project that will definitely elicit a few oohs and aahs. Don't believe me, see for yourself...



Did I hear an 'ooh'? Okay, how about an 'aah' with this one...



Here's how to create this look in two easy steps:

Step #1: Pick a font (this is Curlz MT) and print one or more letters on a full sheet of clear label paper.



Step #2: Cut out the letter, place it on the balloon and enjoy!



Too cute! For best results, apply the letters onto the balloons right before your event.


By the way, I'm working on a project right now that I hope will be finished in time for a cool linky party being held this weekend over at My Insanity (see button below). Come join in the fun if you have time!



25 comments:

The Purple Pug said...

I may faint from the cuteness! Will be sharing on my blog. LOVE this idea..You have a smart little man there. Tell him to keep the ideas coming..LOL!

Natalie said...

followed you here through the Purple Pug...very cool idea! Thanks for sharing!!!!

Susan Crabtree said...

found you through the purple pug too-such a cute idea!

Hatter and Hare Events said...

Hi Natalie & Susan - isn't the Pug just awesome...her creativity is so inspiring! Thanks so much for checking out the blog!

Purple Pug - Thanks again (and again and again)!

Kimberlee said...

How easy is that ?!?!?!? What a great idea, and how smart of your 4-year-old! visiting from transformation thursday's

~Kimberlee
www.thespunkydiva.blogspot.com

Valerie said...

This is soooo cute! I love anything monogrammed these are just over the top. And the ribbons ad the base of the balloons? Well done!! I am filing this at thecraftesfilebox.com. Off to browse more of your cute ideas... :)

Hatter and Hare Events said...

Kimberlee & Valerie - Thanks for stopping by...I'm headed over to your blogs right now!

Jax @ AlyandAsh said...

Clear label paper! I didn't even know it existed! Very cool! I love it!

t00precious said...

This will be on my blog and at My daughter's birthday party next month. Bought my clear labels today.
http://t00precious.blogspot.com/

Please visit!

Bird said...

Such a cool idea!!

Off to search for clear label :)

Anonymous said...

So, you actually CUT out the letter after printing it? how long did that take?

pjkelly said...

I was wanting to do this for a family reuion. Now I know how to do.it Thanks

Sally Jane said...

Do you cut as close as you can get around the letter or how much of it can you get by with "not" cutting?

Hatter and Hare Events said...

Hi Sally Jane - I actually did cut as close as possible to the letter because I'm type A and the clear part showing would've bothered me. I don't think you would get the same effect not cutting it very closely because the "clear" part of the label paper will show up a lot on the balloon. Hope this helps!

Sally Jane said...

I saw you used the Curlz font but what size did you use? My MS Word only has 72 and it is not showing very big. Thanks again, I'm trying to do a few for my twin girls whose birthday party is the 23rd.

Hatter and Hare Events said...

Hi Sally Jane - I hate to tell you this, but I can't remember the exact size font I used but it was probably 500 or 600.

You can override the font size in MS Word by highlighting the number in the font size window and then typing in the new size. Does that make sense?

By the way, I would recommend putting the letter on the balloons until right before the party begins because it will start to peel off as the balloon deflates (like after a couple of hours I found).

Jennifer @ Double the Fun Parties said...

Just genius! Love it and will credit back to you if I do this.

Anonymous said...

Quick tip: use the rest of the space up when you print. Using photoshop or a similar program I would pack in other project needs to fill the empty space surrounding the monogram. Since you'll be cutting it out anyway...could save you so much time and money that could go toward more label paper.

Youmna Tayara said...

Love it! will be trying it next month for my son's bday! thanks for sharing!

Bris Mami said...

I made Sophia the First balloons for m my daughters 6th birthday. I cut the picture out then put them on Mylar balloons

Clarionblonde said...

Where did you find clear label paper? I am currently living abroad so have to order online.
Super cute!!

Hatter and Hare Events said...

Hey Clarionblonde (love that name!) - You can get the paper from any office supply store. Here's a link to the place I usually go to:

http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/409401/Avery-Clear-Inkjet-Labels-Full-Sheet/

Hope this helps!

Runmommyrun72 said...

This is such a cute idea. Do you think this labeling material would stick to a metal beverage bucket? Thinking about trying it.

Adrienne

CRPreteroti said...

After searching all night for custom balloons for my baby shower coming up this weekend... I came upon your page! Went out and bought clear label paper right away and busy cutting away letters. They are turning out wonderfully! Such an awesome idea, Thank You!

Anonymous said...

I'm currently trying to put a picture on a balloon for a graduation party but because the balloon is round I'm having trouble getting the edges to stick down completely without sticking to itself. It's as if the label isn't stretchy enough, like it needs to be thinner. Any tips??

Heather

 

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