DIY Candy Balloon Valentine
February 10, 2013
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Won't your little one feel just like cupid when they walk into class with a bouquet of candy balloons to distribute? Okay, that might be classroom overload but this simple DIY valentine is quick to make and guarantees big grins from every Valentiner large and small. We've got another fabulous DIY valentine to show you next, and don't forget to check out the inspiration and delish recipes for the full party!

6" heart balloon (we got ours at Amazon)
Balloon pump
Curling ribbon
White cardstock


Step 1: Fill the limp balloon with a handful of candy- a plastic funnel can be helpful for getting candy in. You can also write a secret Valentine's message on a thin strip of paper, and roll it up to put inside the balloon if you like.
Step 2: Pump the balloon full of air & knot closed. Be sure to use the balloon pump, otherwise the saliva from your breath will end up inside the balloon!
Step 3: Tie the balloon with ribbon. Cut a heart shape out of the cardstock, poke a hole in the heart, and tie to the ribbon on the balloon. Write the name of your Valentine on the heart.
Step 4: Give the balloon to your Valentine and have them pop it to get all the goodies inside! We used glitter darts to pop ours, but this is not recommended unless an adult is there to supervise the popping.


Photography: Heidi of White Loft Studio  / Design & Styling: Style Me Pretty  / Location: Heidi of White Loft Studio's House  / Kids' Table & Chairs: Pottery Barn Kids  / Vintage Pink Depression Glass Plates, Serving Dishes, & Coupe Glasses:  Style Me Pretty's Personal Collection  / Oversize Heart Balloons:  Balloons123  / Copper Confetti: Save on Crafts  / Copper Straws: Fun Paper Straws / Copper Tins: Jess' personal collection  / Glassware: Crate & Barrel / Glass pitcher: Crate & Barrel  / Children's Valentine Apron: Sur La Table  / Pink Rainboots: Zappo's   / Mini Mailboxes: Tin Toy Arcade /