Sure October means costumes and treats, but it also kicks off a whole season of celebration. And you can’t have celebrations and parties without balloons! They are a great way to add a pop of color to any shindig, and you don’t even have to inflate them! For this week’s DIY Basic, we’ll show you an easy way to create a simple, colorful bud vase using a balloon, scissors, and a glass!

 – balloons

– shot glasses, votive holders, small glasses

– scissors

– flowers! :)

For materials, standard balloons will do the job. Scissors probably need to be fairly sharp, and glasses can be shot glasses, votive holders, or juice glasses.

First, blow up your balloon and pull it to stretch it out. Let it deflate and cut off about 1 inch of balloon off the end (the end that you would tie). Stretch it over your glass and keep pulling it over. Get the bottom of the balloon all the way over the top, and that end you cut turns into a perfect opening for a flower or two.

That’s it!

We repeated the process with a shot glass and a double shot glass.

And now we have a whole arrangement. This is a great quick fix for a last minute event, or even planning ahead for a rehearsal dinner or cocktail party. So. Much. Color!

Have you tried making Balloon Bud Vases before? Any other unconventional uses for balloons? We’d love to hear from you. Talk to us in the comments below!