Mother's Day balloons with a heart mosaic & flowers! How to fill & keep balloons looking shiny! DIY photo prop idea!

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Hope all the Moms had a wonderful Mother's Day! 
Free heart template! Email me for the PDF file! Print any size!

I loved my relaxing day after brunch with my boys!
Perfect Mother's Day!
I colored my oldest son's hair the night before. It was so bright and almost matched my pants. 

My original plan:

I found this garland kit with double stuffed balloons. Oh so pretty!!!
The kit comes with a bright pink inside a white pearl balloon that gives the pink a shimmery look. It also comes with a lighter pink and purple balloons inside a silver balloon that gives it a metallic shimmery look. 

I didn't realize that I should inflate and only tie the inside purple balloon and then tighten the silver balloon and then tie it. I did it all at once and didn't like the look ONLY because I didn't inflate the balloons all the way. It would be perfect it I inflated them more. 
I absolutely love them!

I decided last minute that I wanted the pinks and purples brighter and separated the balloons into singles. 

More details on how to print and build HERE

I used the silver balloons from the garland kit and I used my favorite  7" Qualatex Chrome Balloons to make a base for the mylar M's balloons and heart.

I filled the silver 12" balloons with 18 pumps of air with a hand pump and 7" chrome balloons with 5 pumps of air. 
Tied two sets of two together. Then twisted to make 4 balloons. Then just layered and attached them together with a silver long balloon.  
I didn't have enough silver so I used a few of the pink and purple 12" balloons leftover from the garland kit.

I like to inflate the day before I assemble but store in trash bags so they don't become dull looking.

So cute!!!

I wasn't sure if it would look good but I decided to add fake flowers I purchased from Dollar Tree.
I used eight bunches and just pulled the tops from the stems.

Hot glued the flowers to the balloons. Most were just one petal.

I ordered 2 - 40" silver mylar M balloons from Amazon.

I was afraid the bottom of the heart would pop the balloons so I just put an extra piece of foam board flat. I don't like the look but didn't have a plan to hide it. 

I applied Hi-Shine after I assembled to keep the balloons looking amazing. You just spent all this time creating a beautiful design and you want it to last. This stuff is awesome! 

It's a pump spray and really controlled. It will look milky white beads but this goes away and blends nicely. 

The Hi-Shine doesn't dry. The balloons will be greasy but you don't really touch them. 
They just look so super shiny! 

I HIGHLY recommend using it if you have the balloons outside. 
Without it the balloons will become super dull fast!

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DIY 17th Birthday Balloon number mosaics - Large party decoration idea - supplies, balloons, cake topper, banner & free template

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My baby turned 17 today!!! 

I have numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, & 8.

Send me an email under contact me and I email each evening.

#16 video shows the best printing instructions.

I've now re-used the #1 SIX times!!!! This makes seven. 
It still looks great and will probably use for graduation too.

The #7 template printed was a little smaller than the #1 so I had to adjust when cutting it out. I added a little to the top.

This by far was the easiest number to create and took me 20 mins to hot glue the sides after it was cut out. WOW!!!

#1 was still filled from my YouTube 10K milestone photoshoot.


I usually order 5" Qualatex Pearl Onyx Black Balloons but this time I didn't order the pearlized ones and went with 5" Qualatex Onyx Black Balloons.


I used all 100 of the 5" black balloons and 65 of the 7" chrome balloons to fill both numbers.

If you needed a quick fill, these 7" balloons might fit perfect if I just inflated them a tiny bit more. 

I used a hand pump to fill my balloons. Shown in picture below.

I did not keep it this way but kinda good to know if I'm doing this last minute.
I like to fill randomly.

 5" balloons filled with 1 pump and 2 pumps of air.
7" balloons filled with 3 and 7 pumps of air.


 I ordered this birthday pack for the banner.  It also came with the #17 mylar balloons but I didn't use them. I absolutely love the banner and gold and silver swirls. 
Package includes: 
40" silver 1 & 7 balloons
12 black & grey balloons
Happy Birthday black & silver banner 
4 gold & 4 silver swirls


Glitter cake topper is paper but sturdy and so much nicer than I expected. 


Foam boards purchased online from Dollar Tree. Search foam boards. They come in black and white. Even with shipping they are still the cheapest.

I'm using these from Amazon since you can just pop the end off and have a brand new blade.

For this one I used a regular hot glue gun because I was in a hurry. I did pop a few balloons but not as many as I thought I would.

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