DIY Fringe Balloons

Apr 08 2013
DIY Fringe Balloons

I have a new LOVE. Move over coffee filters and mason jars ..... these DIY Fringe balloons are stunning and the possibilities are endless. You can make these balloons for a birthday party, wedding shower, baby shower .... they can even be used for engagement photos. And they're not only gorgeous, but they're fairly easy and really affordable too!

What you will need:
(1) 36" balloon w/ ribbon
2 to 3 colors of plastic table clothes
Feathers and Glitter (Optional)



Alright, let's get started. For the fringe we used these super cheap classic plastic table covers. These are $1 each and you get 12 fringe tassels out of each table cover.

Completely unfold your plastic table cover until it's only folded in half ONE time. It should be folded horizontally once.

Then fold it in half again. You should now have four layers.

Now cut it in half from the side. 

Now separate your pieces so you can start the fringe.

Using scissors, I cut one inch strips. Be sure to leave a 2" inch space on top. You do not want to cut the strips off. Leave them attached.

Now start rolling your fringe together. 

And staple the top so your fringe tassel now looks like a pom pom.

Keep making 'em ..... You need about 12-20 for a large 36" balloon, depending on how many you want on one string.

Now you are going to attach your first tassel. You want to secure it to the top of the ribbon, at the base of the balloon. 

Using a piece of regular tape, wrap your first tassel around the balloon ribbon. 

And continue down with all the other tassels. 

I'm hard at work ..... and in a picture for once : )

Now this is where you get creative. We added feathers to our balloons. You could easily add colorful ribbon as well. It just makes the balloon even more special.

The finished balloon.

And my baby girl, Lily. Love. Xx


Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Lauren said:
16 July, 2013 - 11:57
I'm in the process if trying to make these, I have a question when you start to attach the tassels to the string do you put them one after another to get that full look or do you kind of space them out down the string? Thank you these are gorgeous!
JacquieB said:
19 June, 2013 - 11:40
Just found this great idea and want to use for my daughters outdoor wedding reception. Where would I find the 36" balloons?
JessieJane said:
23 June, 2013 - 21:30
Hi! You can buy them online at or you can buy white or pink at Party City. The website has all the colors though : )
Erin said:
9 June, 2013 - 17:42
How many tassels, or how much weight, can I put on a fully inflated 36" balloon and still have it float? I am worried I may have put too many... This is for a wedding and I have no way to try it out ahead of time.
JessieJane said:
10 June, 2013 - 00:30
About 10 tassels. Some table clothes are thicker than others. I made a bunch of tassel strings ahead of time for a party and then cut a couple off last minute on one of the balloons because it was falling from the weight. Bring scissors just in case : )
Anonymous said:
16 May, 2013 - 07:14
These are so cute! Im having a 3 generations Mom/Daughter/G-Daughter luncheon and these will make perfect center pieces!
JessieJane said:
16 May, 2013 - 12:41
Oh wow! I love that. Please send pics!!
Sirena said:
10 April, 2013 - 15:11
I LOVE your ideas! So glad I ran across you. I've become pretty obsessed with Mason jars (thanks for that ;) and now I'm going out to buy supplies to do this next! Decorating for a friends bday party next week and I'm excited about embellishing some balloons!
NicsNacks said:
9 April, 2013 - 10:26
Beautiful! I LOVE this! I must show my baby shower hosts :)