We’ve been playing around like crazy with balloons lately (see
You’ll need a projector for this (I always borrow one from a friend) but the process is really simple. Just trace and tape the balloons on. For this we used the really skinny 160 size balloons in one color.
Step 1: Search online for a cursive typeface that you like (some fonts even include cute swashes and flourishes). Download the font and, using a word processor, type your word as large as possible. Create a PDF. Then, project the word onto a large, blank wall and trace lightly with pencil.
Step 2: Inflate a bunch of balloons. You can do this step in advance by keeping the inflated balloons in a big black plastic garbage bag and storing in a cool, dark place the day before.
Step 3: Tape the balloons to the wall with loops of gaffer’s tape, filling the traced outline. To keep them secure, be sure to place a loop at the beginning, middle, and end of each balloon. You may want to use more tape in sections with tighter curves. Blow up extra balloons as you go to fit in the odd spaces. You can do this by inflating a balloon to the length that you need, knotting the balloon on both ends, and trimming off the leftovers.
Photos and Styling by Amy Moss
Crafting by Naomi Julia Satake