Birthday Week Bash: How to DIY a Birthday Balloon Wreath

Welcome to the 75th birthday party for STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam! What better way to kick off a birthday week celebration than with a Birthday Balloon Wreath? It’s like a party in a wreath! Hang this Birthday Balloon Wreath on your front door, and everyone will know where the party is. Get the family involved and have the kids DIY this wreath – my daughter made this one and she says it’s an easy wreath to DIY. I’m announcing the first giveaway today, too – woo-hoo! Let’s party!


Nothing says “party” like a Balloon Wreath!

To make a Birthday Balloon Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 10” wreath
  • Balloons, 10”, in assorted colors; you’ll need about 200 balloons
  • Floral pins or straight pins
  • Chenille stem
  • Embellishments: Party hats, noisemakers, bows, etc. (We used eight noisemakers)
  • Optional: Crepe paper (to wrap the wreath)
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors
Easy tutorial for making a Birthday Balloon Wreath. Fun idea!

Embellish with noisemakers, party hats, ribbons and bows, etc.

To make a Birthday Balloon Wreath:

1. Optional: Wrap the wreath in crepe paper, pinning and gluing the ends of the crepe paper strip to the back of the wreath. Note: We wrapped our wreath, and then found that the balloons pretty much covered all of the crepe paper. However, it made the back look nice. So, if you’re going to see the back, you might consider covering your wreath.

Supplies for a Balloon Wreath. Easy DIY! Tutorial on

Wrapping the wreath is optional, as the balloons will cover the front of the wreath. However, it will make the back of the wreath look pretty!

3. Pin on the balloons, covering the front and edges of the wreath. You can use floral pins or straight pins to pin on the balloons. If you are using straight pins, you’ll need to use two for each balloon to help hold them in place.

Easy tutorial to make a Birthday Balloon Wreath.

Pin on balloons with floral pins. If you use straight pins, use two to help hold the balloons in place.

4. Decide how you’d like to embellish the wreath. We tried several ideas first, and decided on the noisemakers. I glued the noisemakers together in two groups of three, and one group of two. I then attached the noisemakers to the wreath with floral pins.

5. Twist together the ends of a 6” length of chenille stem. Make a hole in the back of the wreath, add glue, and insert the ends of the chenille stem into the hole. Let glue set before hanging the wreath.

Fun for my next party! And it's an easy DIY, too. DIY a Balloon Wreath on

Isn’t it fun?

Now, if it’s a party, there have to be presents, right? Every day this week, you’ll have a chance to win a prize. Today’s giveaway includes:

  • A one-year subscription to Craft Ideas magazine
  • A 12-pack of Starbuck’s Via packets
  • A craft apron
  • A few birthday goodies for your next bash!
Enter for your chance to win these goodies in the daily giveaway during the 75th birthday party for STYROFOAM Brand Foam on!

Enter for your chance to win these goodies in the daily giveaway during the 75th birthday party for STYROFOAM Brand Foam on!

For your chance to win, tell me about the first craft you remember making with STYROFOAM Brand Foam. I’ll announce the winner tomorrow. (I remember making sequin ornaments from balls of STYROFOAM Brand Foam when I was a kid. The sequins were really fancy – leaping reindeer, burning candles, etc.)

**Please note: This giveaway is closed.**  

It's a party on Crafts 'n Coffee! Party crafts, decor & presents! See you then!

I’ll be back tomorrow with more party crafts! I hope you’ll invite your friends to join us!

Happy crafting!


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41 Responses to Birthday Week Bash: How to DIY a Birthday Balloon Wreath

  1. How fun! A lot of these items can be found at the Dollar Store, which I LOVE. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  2. Marsha brady says:

    This wud be toooooooo much fun!!! I love it

  3. Angie says:

    Love this Happy Birthday wreath! Could be just one color or multiple colors. And this one will last from one birthday to the next. Love this one, Sharon!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you! It would be fun to change out the colors — pink or blue for a baby shower, or white and gold for a bridal shower or anniversary party, or . . . endless, right? Craft on! Sharon

  4. CraftyB says:

    Love the festive birthday wreath!! All those cheerful colors balloons with the party hat topper – perfect!!

  5. Robin Murphy says:

    I remember Christmas tree decoration balls made with folded velvet ribbon and Christmas fabric. Each piece was folded then arranged and pinned to form a star in the center. I would cross stitch a piece for each side; one with the date and the other with an appropriate greeting or wish for the center of the star. Ribbon was then placed and pinned around the ball covering the seam where the two sides met. I embellished with ribbons and twisty things with red berries on the tips. I still have some of those balls. I guess I can soon claim them as antiques.

    • Sharon says:

      Beautiful! They sounds like mini masterpieces. I’d love to see a photo of your handcrafted ornaments, if you care to share. Thank you for stopping in. Sharon

  6. Kathy Ferguson says:

    The first thing I made was fashion doll withvelvet and sequins

  7. The first craft I remember making with StyroFoam Crafts were ornaments. You covered the foam shape with fabric (usually velvet) and used hatpins and beads to make patterns. Our whole family would sit down every Saturday to watch Hee Haw and make ornaments every week from October to December. I still have some of those ornaments that I use for our tree every year!
    This wreath is kind of cool! That’s a LOT of balloons! WOW! See you tomorrow!

    • Sharon says:

      These sound gorgeous! And very special. I’m so glad you saved them and enjoy them every year. Happy crafty memories! Thanks for sharing, Barb. Sharon

  8. LisaM6 says:

    The first craft I remember with styrofoam was making Snoopy Napkins mod podged on the balls then a glitter on top. A red velvet holder was pinned/glued on the top. My Mom stills has them. I am going to have to see if she will let me have one.
    Loved making those as kids. 😀. I did buy all the supplies to make with my kids now to find the four of them home all at the same time.

    • Sharon says:

      Beautiful! Love this memory of yours, Lisa. I remember napkin decoupage with Mod Podge, too! So fun. If you find the ornaments, I hope you’ll share a photo! Thanks for the memory. Craft on! Sharon

  9. Nancy D says:

    I believe the first thing I made was a school project. Way back in elementary school! I think it was some kind of science project…solar system. I also remember making Christmas ornaments in Girl Scouts. So long ago 🙂

  10. Linda H. says:

    I don’t remember making anything with Styrofoam as a kid, but when my kids were in school (3rd grade) they did lots of projects. The one I remember most (well 2) was the solar system. The sun was the center and the planets, complete with their moons, were suspended on wires around it and painted to resemble each planet. The second was a model of the Mall in Washington, D. C. My father assisted with this one as I was in the hospital having my daughter. One end of a long length of green Styrofoam was the Capitol building and the other end the Lincoln Memorial with the White House and the Washington Monument in between. I still have the models, my boys are 43 and 41.

    • Sharon says:

      Wow, that sounds so cool! I bet your boys had a blast working with Grandpa, and still have happy memories of those creative times. I love hearing stories like this — thank you! Sharon

  11. This is such an amazing wreath idea for a Birthday party! Thank you so much for sharing the idea and the tutorial; I will definitely be creating one of these wreaths! My first experience with using styrofoam balls was using fabric and creating a star design with folded squares of fabric and then folding again to make points, you then pinned the fabric points changing fabric colors to cover the styrofoam into a very nice ornament. Thank you for the chance to win these great prizes! Have a fantastic creative day!

  12. Carol says:

    I first remember using styrofoam with my own children. We created the solar system without a kit. I think I may still have it.

  13. I also remember making sequin ornaments with Styrofoam balls. I still have some of the ones that we made and I still use them as decorations!

    • Sharon says:

      How fun that you saved them! Especially because I know that a lot of time goes into making those sequin ornaments. Happy crafting! Sharon

  14. Connie Cain says:

    We made Mother’s Day frames at school. We used glue and buttons and contruction paper cutouts, ect. I remember how proud I was to give it to Mom. 🙂

  15. Donna O'Neil says:

    The first craft I remember making with Styrofoam must be an advent wreath that I made in elementary school or my model of the Solar System at around the same time.

    • Sharon says:

      Thanks for sharing your memory, Donna. I’d forgotten about making Advent Wreaths and we made those, too, as kids and also used the wreaths of STYROFOAM Brand Foam for them. I’m so glad your memory jogged my memory. Sharon

  16. Lorrie says:

    Congrats on the birthday celebration. My first Styrofoam craft was with my Mom making round ornaments with sequins also. At first it was all one color but then I expanded to multicolor ones and made patterns.

  17. Yolande Labelle says:

    For me I do a Christmas tree with a Styrofoam cone, also Snow man with balls , some Wreaths.

    • Sharon says:

      How festive! It sounds like you do a lot of crafting and decorating for the holidays. Thanks for stopping in and happy crafting! Sharon

  18. Katiria says:

    The first time I remember using Styrofoam was when I was around 8 years old and I had to do a school project with the planets of the solar system. My grandfather bought the different sized balls and the spray paint. At first the spray paint was eating up the Styrofoam and left indentations in it. After some trial and error we figured it out.

    • Sharon says:

      Yikes — that must have been hard to watch! Acrylic craft paint (brush-on) is always a safe choice, and you do have to be careful with spray paint. Most spray paints contain solvents, which can melt a portion of the foam. There are a few spray paints that are foam-safe, but you really have to check out all of the fine print on the label to be sure. I’m glad you were able to figure it out, and I bet you got an “A”! Sharon

      • Katiria says:

        That was like 1980 something and my grandfather handled all the supplies. I basically just told him what color I wanted and where the planets went. 😉 I think we ended up using many light touches of spray paint from far away. We did it several times until we got enough coats on it to show the color we wanted.

      • Sharon says:

        Smart man! That was probably the best way to get ’em painted. Thanks!

  19. Anne Haun says:

    I remember making a solar system from styrofoam. I painted each ball to represent a planet and then hung them inside a huge box hoping they would not fall down! I painted the inside of the box a dark blue with stars. I have also used styrofoam to make the sequin ornaments – that was a tedious project.

    • Sharon says:

      Solar Systems are a classic school project, as are the ornaments. Do you still have your ornaments? I wish I had mine. Thanks so much! Sharon

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