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I need some balloon weights for a shower this weekend. I have heard that you can make your own using rice and foil. Any other suggestions on how to make your own. I don't know if I can make it to the store before the party.
I'd think that you could use most anything that had a little weight...I think the stores use sand in the bottom...how about dried beans, lentils, unpopped popcorn, bird seed, acquarium rock...even a single stone would work.
Have an awesome day!
A rock & tissue paper
Dried beans & tissue paper
"Sour cream" boxes with candy
A baby bottle filled with Jelly Beans (for a baby shower, of course)
Little gift boxes w/ribbon filled with something heavy
Tableware (knife, spoon, & fork) tied with ribbon
Anything at all heavy will work. I once took some took my "gift" (vegetable peeler, measuring cups, measuring spoons, garlic press, etc.) and used each piece for a balloon weight. Just look at the other things you are using as decorations and see what could be used.
So very blessed and so very thankful.
God is good.
I've made a bunch of balloon weights for cub scout dinners, graduation parties, etc.
The first one I bought from the party store ($2) and the rest I made myself. Here is how:
- 2 plastic cups (doubled) per weight. I used clear ones, they seem stronger and are about 9oz. - not too big but more of a tall shape than the short, squat ones.
- Fill inside cup with sand (tape opening w/packing tape to avoid leakage)
- Flip cup over so opening is on the bottom centered on a piece of mylar (lots of colors - comes in sheets by tissue paper - cut to size)
- Pull mylar up and tie ribbon around top.
- Tie balloon ribbons around top too!
I've also seen balloons filled with sand - must use a funnel. You can buy sand cheap at the toy store or even something like Home Depot.
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." Martin Luther King, 1963
I made a bunch for a shower, we then saved them and they got passed around for a few more showers and christenings....
Get some small(like 2x3?) white bags with handles from Michaels or Joannes.
Stamp em( of course)
get a bag of floral rocks, put a big handful into a baggie ( or...I used rubber gloves)
put the baggie into each white stamped bag
top with some crinkle cut paper ( also michaels)
Several years ago we did a train-themed birthday party for my DS and we used train-shaped cookie cutters for balloon weights. We let the guests take the balloons & cutters home as part of their goody bag stuff.
"What would happen if we all tried to be like Santa and learned to give as only he can give: of ourselves, our talents, our love and our hearts? Maybe we could all learn Santa's beautiful lesson and maybe there would finally be peace on Earth and good will toward men."
- the mailman, Santa Claus is Coming to Town