Bendable Balloon Tails

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Photos by Jeff Mindell

Bendable Balloon Tails Collage

Add a little flair to classic balloons with these bendable balloon tails. Twist and turn them to form shapes or spell out words (and names) to fit any party theme.

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  1. Decide what you want to spell, bend or create.
  2. For words and shapes, bend the tinsel wire into the form you need. To secure major twists and turns (like between letters), twist the tinsel wire one or two full turns, and it will hold perfectly in place. Keep in mind that the longer your words are, the heavier the tail will be. If you want to create longer words or names, try using 17-inch balloons instead of the traditional 9 or 11-inch balloons.
  3. For a swirled look, wrap your tinsel trim tightly around something like a paper towel roll or wrapping paper roll. Pull out the form, leaving a twirly tail.
  4. Inflate your balloons with the Balloon Time Helium Tank.
  5. Wrap the end of the tinsel trim around the knot of the balloon several times to secure.
  6. Trim excess tinsel and you’re ready to party.
Balloon Tails Collage

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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.