Easy Watermelon Balloons Tutorial

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Balloons instantly make any gathering a party, don't they?  So for the watermelon-themed pool party, I knew I wanted balloons.  Watermelon balloons.

Watermelon balloons at a Watermelon party.

They don't carry such a thing at the local party stores, but they do have plain bright green and deep pink 12" balloons in various sizes.  And I had an idea for a quick project to turn them into watermelon balloons.

Watermelon balloons decorating a hollowed out watermelon filled with ice and drinks.

I also used 5" balloons as fun watermelon party accents.

Watermelon and other fruit cut and arranged to look like a cake, with watermelon balloons cake topper.

They make a great cake topper, don't they?  I can't wait to try this technique with a regular cake, too.

This video shows just how quick and easy they are to make.  I only show the small balloons in the video (easier to film), but it's exactly the same technique with the larger balloons.

Watermelon Balloon Party Decorations and Cake Topper Tutorial

Three green balloons decorated to look like watermelons on a chalkboard background.

Plain green balloons are easily transformed into watermelon balloons, and make a fabulous cake topper, party garland, accent for floral arrangements, or balloon arrangement.

Materials for making watermelon balloons on a chalkboard background.

Materials for Watermelon Balloon Picks:

Lines being drawn on a green balloon with a green sharpie to make the balloon look like a watermelon.

Blow up the small, lime green balloons.  I didn't inflate the balloons completely, and purposefully made mine in varying sizes.  Use a green sharpie to draw zig-zagging lines on the balloon, from the bottom to the top.  Make the lines slighly wider in the middle part of the balloon.  But don't worry about being precise.  This is supposed to evoke the organic, natural look of watermelons.

Watermelon balloon cake toppers on bamboo skewers.

Use a hot glue gun to glue the skewers to the knotted bottom of the balloons.  I used bamboo skewers because I knew I would be putting them in food, and they're food safe items.  Also, I had them on hand and they were convenient.  Pretty paper straws might be fun instead.

I think these balloons (especially the little ones) would make a charming party bunting, too.  I might just have to try that, even though the party is over!

Other Balloon Ideas You Might Like:

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Nicole Wills, creator of Tikkido

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