Did you really think I was just going to get some plain jane balloon to take photos with after my rant? Of course not!
I’m going DIY Geronimo style, and that’s only because I don’t live in California for the real thing (if you do, go Geronimo!) Until then, I’ll have to stick with make shift–
P.s- Yes, these are photos from my living room, again. The similarity was just coincidence due to my balloon excitement.
Tissue Paper/ Metallic Sheets/ Your choice of material for tassels (I used plastic tablecloths)
Ribbon/ Tinsel Garland
1 — Fold the material you’re using for your tassel in half, and cut long slits leaving about an 1 1/2 ” area at the top.
2 — Take a piece of ribbon and wrap it around the middle of the slits and knot. (This will be what you use to tie your tassel to the balloon strand with.
3 — Begin folding the edges of the of your paper in until you have about an inch width gathered in the middle.
4 — Take another piece of ribbon and staple it to the fold on the the top of your tassel, then begin wrapping the excess ribbon around the stapled piece.
5 — Once you’ve wrapped the top in ribbon, you can either staple, tie, or weave it to secure the hold. (Repeat steps 1-5 for as many tassels as you’d like, varying the lengths and colors to add dimension.)
6 — Tie your garland/ribbon for the main strand to the balloon.
7 + 8 — Begin attaching the tassels to the main strand with the ribbon from step 2, and continue until your balloon is nice and fluffy!