DIY Gem Balloons

Photos by Jeff Mindell
DIY Projects, Styling and Text by Studio DIY

This Project Is Part Of The  “Love is Blinding Bridal Shower” Party Series.

Make these shiny gem balloons with Mylar balloons and washi tape.

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  1. Cut out an octagon that is about seven inches wide from computer paper. This will be your template for making the gem balloon.
  2. Lay the octagon shape on top of an un-inflated Mylar balloon. Cut pieces of tape the length of the sides of the octagon and adhere them to the balloon around the octagon.
  3. Cut an additional eight strips of tape and run one from each point of the octagon to the edge of the balloon.
  4. Inflate the balloon using the Balloon Time Helium Tank and tie with ribbon.

You can use the same technique on other shapes, like diamonds and cubes, to make other gems.

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Note: Adult supervision is required when using balloons. Please read all warnings and precautions on the Balloon Time carton.

Written by: Kelly Mindell

Kelly (Lanza) Mindell is the editor and founder of Studio DIY, where she's helping folks celebrate each and every moment, the DIY way. Kelly is an east-coast transplant living in Los Angeles. She's been a DIY-er since birth, an entrepreneur since age fifteen and a freelance blogger and crafter for the past five years. Her colorful, ready-to-party DIYs and ideas have been featured in Martha Stewart Living and Parenting Magazine, and on Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, HGTV and more. When she's not busy crafting for the holidays and the every day, you'll still find a hair bow in her hair and confetti on the ground.

Written by: Studio DIY

Studio DIY is a popular do-it-yourself website celebrating the holidays and the every day with original DIY ideas. Tens of thousands of readers come to Studio DIY each day to find fun, colorful projects for birthdays, holidays and every celebration in between. Studio DIY is thoughtfully crafted, curated and glittered in Los Angeles by owner, editor and all-around celebrator, Kelly (Lanza) Mindell.