I found a neat idea for a homemade Christmas tree. If you like the look of balloon art, you may like to know how to make a balloon Christmas tree on a stand.
If the kids are any good at blowing up balloons, they can help. And they can help decide the colors of the “balloon foliage” and the “balloon decorations.”
Of course, this tree will only last one season. This might be a new tradition: the annual pricking of the balloon Christmas tree!
I’ve given some options below about creating the stand. If you’re very handy, you won’t need any suggestions. But the materials for the ideas I have could all come out of your garden shed.
Have a look and see what you think!
Balloons For Tying
- 5 x 12” black balloons
- 10 x 12” green balloons
- 10 x 9” green balloons
- 10 x 8” green balloons
- 10 x 6” green balloons
- 10 x 4” green balloons
- 10 x 3” green balloons
- 10 x 2” green balloons
- 1 x 3” green balloons
- Lots of 4” balloons of different colors
- Lots of 2” balloons of different colors
Here are some alternatives:
- If you’re handy, you could make it yourself based on the stand in the video.
- You could use a patio umbrella stand and a dowel rod or pole to fit. Even a flagpole stand would work.
- Or you could go out to your garden shed and look for these items:
- Biggish plant pot with soil
- Garden stake
- Narrow PVC pipe
Push the stake into the soil and slot the PVC pipe over the top. If you have no PVC pipe, you can just use the garden stake. Easy, yes? It won’t matter how the center looks because it will be covered with colorful balloons. When you’re tying and placing the balloon sets, keep the width of the PVC pipe in mind.
- Blow up 2 black balloons and tie them together by their handles.
- Repeat with 2 more balloons.
- Fold each pair’s handle over so the balloons sit together.
- Blow up the last black balloon and wind it around the center of the other 4 balloons.
- Place the set at the bottom of the tree stand, manipulating the balloon handles until all 5 are sitting flat around the pole.
- Do the same with 5 x 12” green balloons.
- Do the same with 5 x 9” green balloons.
- Do the same with 5 x 8” green balloons.
- Do the same with 5 x 6” green balloons.
- Do the same with 5 x 4” green balloons.
- Do the same with 5 x 3” green balloons.
- Do the same with 5 x 2” green balloons.
- Blow up 1 x 3” balloon, wind the handle around the balloons at the top. This is your tree topper.
- Tie a 4” colored balloon to each end of a long balloon.
- Stretch the long balloon and slowly slide it into place in among the foliage balloons.
- Ensure that the colored balloons are showing among the foliage.
- Repeat this as many times as you like.
- When you get near the top of the tree, reduce the size of the long balloon by tying a knot in it.
- At the very top, use 2” balloons without the long balloon; tie their 2 handles to each other.
Well, what do you think? Now you have a unique homemade Christmas tree that will be a talking point at your festivities.
Putting this tree together, and I imagine lots of laughing to go along with it, will create lovely memories for your family.