fabric balloons • A Subtle Revelry

fabric balloons

I have a fun DIY to share today, taken from one of the editorial stories I styled for fall. Fabric balloons are a festive way to bring in texture when needed. I love their whimsical take on a very ordinary party supply. Make these balloons in multiple colors and in a combination of coordinating fabrics to add great interest to a fall celebration.

Make your own fabric balloons in just a couple steps. To begin blow up a balloon and measure your fabric around it. Cut fabric to size and dredge the fabric in stiffener. Cover the balloon smoothing out the fabric as you go (no need for perfection here, some wrinkles will bring needed depth).

Hang the covered balloons from a clothing line with a thick drop cloth underneath and let dry for about forty-eight hours. Once completely dry, use a pin to gently pop each balloon. As it deflates the balloon will pull away from the fabric leaving you a perfect fabric balloon shape. Attach a long dowel or rope to the balloon base with glue and finish off with twine.

Photography by The Prokopets Studio for a subtle revelry.



  1. Love this idea. Bookmarking it!

  2. Rebecca

    31 August

    Ingenious! You amaze me with your brilliant creations, Victoria! :)

  3. Missy

    31 August

    What a cute kid holding thos creative, hip balloons!

  4. Lena

    31 August

    How darling!

  5. Kristin

    31 August

    How fun are those??? What a great idea. I never would have thought of that!

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  7. Lydia

    2 September

    Love this idea! Great picture, Vitaliy!

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  9. This is such a cool idea! Bookmarking for future inspiration! Thank you!

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  11. Jen

    7 September

    That is such a fun idea! Great for a birthday party. ;)

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    8 September


  13. Helen

    22 September

    Wow – these are stella. Just found your blog and beautiful magazine yesterday (via Design Mom). And my girls and I made these balloons today! They are drying right now and are so cool.

    Thank you!

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  16. Happy Party

    5 November

    I Love this idea!! Thank you

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  20. Angie

    29 September

    Use glow in the dark paint, and keep the kids visible to traffic.

  21. Carol P

    6 February

    Just love these balloons. I have got to do this. The kids are cute too !!

  22. Jennifer Bowerson

    20 September

    What fabric stiffener would you use for maximum stiffness? I want to make dance props!!

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