Make it Monday and a GIVEAWAY!: juliewendell.com turns ONE!

This week, my little home on the internet turns one year old! I’ve loved sharing with all of you the details of my parties with a little bit of life mixed in. To celebrate this milestone, I’m doing five days of giveaways this week! Keep reading for details. 🙂 Of course, I also couldn’t let Monday go by without a Make It Monday post, and it’s birthday themed! 

I’ve seen balloon wreaths before, but had never made one of my own, and decided the blog’s birthday was the perfect time to give it a try. And it. is. EASY!!! I decided to go with multi-colored balloons, but the great thing about this craft is it is totally customizable to your theme. I think an all white balloon wreath with gold letters would be so pretty! Or all pastels for a baby shower. The possibilities are endless.

Here’s what I used:

balloon wreath

  • Foam wreath frame (I went with a 12-inch frame)
  • 5 bags of 50-count balloons (this picture was obviously taken before I started. I had to go back to Party City to buy more balloons about halfway through…ugh!)
  • Pack of floral pins (I bought a package of 300 and used about 160 of them)

I didn’t go in any sort of pattern – everything was random, which is what I wanted. I took two balloons at a time and pulled them through the floral pin, then stuck the floral pin into the wreath at a diagonal.

I tucked the pins in as close as I could, working my way around the entire wreath. You could cover your wreath with ribbon to start if you want. I tried this, but found that it made the pins harder to stick through, so ultimately, I decided to not use it and just made sure my wreath was fully covered so you couldn’t see the foam at all.

balloon wreath 3

Once it was done, I decided it needed a little something more, so I pulled out my favorite cake toppers and tucked those into the foam as well.

These picks spell out PARTY, and I got them from one of my favorite online shops, Shop Sweet Lulu. Shop Sweet Lulu has been my go-to for party decor for several years. They have an awesome variety of products, many of which are totally customizable to fit your party’s theme. I’m excited to share my love for Shop Sweet Lulu with one of you!

To kick off my 5 Days of Giveaways, today I’m giving away a $50 gift card to Shop Sweet Lulu to one lucky winner! There are four entry options. Enter in all four ways, and the better your chance to win!

Enter here:  http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/96368baa5/?. The winner will be announced on tomorrow’s blog post!

balloon wreath 7

Check back every day this week for more exciting prizes, and party on!
JW

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