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7 DIY Balloon Weights for Your Next Party

If you want to turn a casual get-together into a full blown party, you need to have balloons and lots of them. The only trouble is that to create a cool backdrop, you need to weigh the balloons down so they’re not all just bunched up on the ceiling. Sure you can buy balloon weights, but where’s the fun in that? Here are seven chic and cheerful ways to DIY balloon weights for your next bash.

1. DIY Build Your Own Balloon Bar: How adorable are these flamingo weights? In order to create your own, you just need cookie cutters, air dry clay and time. (via Balloon Time)

2. DIY Flying Wedding Couple Balloons: Fun mini versions of your friends floating away give new meaning to the term runaway bride! Armed with photos, a hot glue gun and ribbon, you’re ready to create. Bonus points if you plan a photo shoot to pull this off! (via Brooklyn Bride)

3. DIY Ice Cream Cone Balloon Weights: It’s another fun DIY balloon weight with clay and cookie cutters! This time with ice cream cones that look good enough to eat. (via Studio DIY)

4. DIY Black + Gold Balloon Weights: You know how much we love gold, right? These black and gold spray-painted animals are positively chic. (via Creatively Curated)

5. Hanging Around: You’ll feel like a kid again while you’re illustrating your own images with cardstock and colored pencils. (via Low-Commitment Projects)

6. DIY Holiday Backdrop: A very easy and inexpensive way to add weights to your balloons is by tying the ribbon around a pretty stone. (via Free People)

7. Blast From the Past Down the Balloon Path: Create a nostalgic and elegant effect for your next event by attaching photos to balloons. It’s an excellent idea for a birthday party or bridal shower. (via Sugar + Charm)

Have you created your own balloon weights in the past? How did you do it? Let us know in the comments below.

Ahhh, fall. There are so many things to love about this time of year (give us ALL the sweaters and pumpkin-flavored eats). But, high on the list comes autumn decor candles, throws, textiles — you name it. Of course, buying items and actually adding them to your room are two different things. So we're turning to Instagram for the best styling advice and inspo for the season. Scroll on to see everything you need to get those wheels turning!

@sbkliving: Sometimes, it only takes a chic doormat to transition your front steps for the season. Hello, fall!

@rachelpuccetti: Excuse us while we spend an entire lazy Sunday relaxing in this fall-infused space.

@farmhousetofrills: A monochrome mantel never looked so chic. (That fireplace pumpkin setup is seriously *genius*.)

@faith_hope_home: Greet guests with a fall-themed entrance to set the tone for a day of pumpkin carving or scary movie marathoning.

@simplysoutherncottage: Don't forget about those nooks and crannies! This entryway/mudroom situation is capturing our little harvest-loving hearts.

@6thirtydecor: Speaking of pumpkins, pick up a few extra gourds to pave the way into your cozy autumn abode.

@farmsteadonfirst: That guest bedroom you weren't sure what to do with it? Transform it into a rustic retreat with some fall signage and mustard-yellow and green accents.

@fiddleleafinteriors: We're going to take a second to *swoon* over this adorable kitchen setup. Those farmhouse accents and simple centerpiece setup? We're in love.

@ohmydearblog: Contrary to what you think, florals *aren't* just for spring. Bring them into your abode by selecting buds in moody tones to pay homage to the season.

@simply.mrs.z: Drawn to modern style? Play up the Halloween vibes by picking black, orange and brass accents to rock on places like your bookshelf. (Bonus points for carrying the theme over to your textiles.)

@drivewaytodreams_crystal: We're going to go ahead and give two thumbs up to all of these orange-hued accents. Backdropped with a neutral furnishings and they truly *pop*!

@cripcollectiveig: For those who don't want to go overboard with the "fall stuff" this one will speak to you. Compile a couple of cute throws and a minimalist pumpkin print on your mantle and you're set

@cavcottage: Who said fun pillows were limited to furnishings only? We're ALL about this entry display.

@houseon77th: This daybed setup is a *dream*. But actually, this would be the perfect space to doze off in come the colder days.

@kristenforgione: For a more festive Halloween look, overhaul your living space with a spooky handmade addition like this one. *Googles paper bat DIYs.*