how to make confetti filled ‘sprinkle’ balloons

Guys, your response to the sprinkle party has been overwhelming- sprinkles resonate with you apparently. I get that- they resonate with me too. And, bonus, Piper Jane is totally famous on pinterest right now.

I keep getting questions about how to make the confetti filled balloons. They were super easy (seriously, SUPER easy), so I thought I’d put together a little mini tutorial in response to all of the comments/emails.To make a confetti-filled balloon bouquet, first, grab a clear balloon (I didn’t have any clear balloons left, so the one in the tutorial pictures is white). Then, grab a mini handful of tissue paper confetti. Fold the pile of confetti in half, and then in half again.

Once you have a little tube of confetti, push the confetti-tube into the neck of the balloon. Poke down until the clump of confetti falls into the balloon. Fill with helium (I got the helium tank at Target in the party section- it was plenty for the 20ish balloons we filled).

Add a ribbon tie and you’re DONE!

A couple of notes- you can use a funnel if you want (both the confetti-pile-folding and funnel were similarly easy).

Also, after about an hour, the static seemed to pull the confetti up the sides of the balloon (making the balloons more fun and confetti-ish).

For more sprinkle-y goodness- here is the Sprinkled with Love party, the sprinkle covered cake topper, and some sprinkle covered accessories.

Comments

  1. Caryn says

    Which do you think looked better, the clear or white balloon? I’m trying this for my daughters 3rd birthday party! :)

  2. says

    I’m so in love with this idea. I’m plan on trying it out for my son’s 2nd birthday party in a few weeks. We’re having a donut party so the sprinkle idea fits right in. I just need to convince my husband why it’s important to buy a helium tank :-). Thanks for the tutorial.

    • Kirstin says

      Charlotte, I love the idea of sparkly confetti (or glitter!). :) We didn’t ever take the balloons inside, so I didn’t have to clean up any confetti messes- I bet they get confetti everywhere though.

  3. mommyd says

    Linking from Celebratons at Home – These balloons are adorable! I think I’ll do them for an upcoming party. I’d like to use tissue that goes with the party – are the circles about 3/4″ or 1″?

    • Kirstin says

      They are pretty small- maybe 3/4″? I just bought the confetti pack at Party City (it’s my favorite tissue paper confetti).
      Hope that helps! :)

  4. Marisa says

    Hi, Thanks so much for sharing this idea. I absolutely love it! Just wondering where you got your balloons from- Party City?

  5. Rachael says

    Kristin,

    I really like this idea, but the confetti doesn’t seem to pull up towards the side of the balloons even after 2 hours. Obviously, the static is missing.

    So, I want to know how did you create the static charges? Did it come about inadvertently as you inflated the balloon and it rubbed against your shirt?

    • Kirstin says

      Hey Rachael- we didn’t do anything intentional to increase static, so I don’t know…
      I have noticed after repeating this process several time that the more confetti you put in, the more likely the clump is to just pile at the bottom. They seem to work better with the confetti is more sparse…

  6. Meghann says

    Do you remember which ‘company’ on amazon you purchased the clear balloons from? I’m reading several reviews of those who claim the balloons are not very clear… thanks!

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