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Hi, I’m Kimberly Seeherman, event design expert and owner of Events by Fabulous.

Today we’re going to talk about balloon decor for a formal party. I’m going to show you how to make a very stylish, free-floating tassel balloon. It’s so hip right now and it’s super simple to do.

We’re going to start by getting a 36-inch balloon. You want to choose a color that matches your party decor. In the video I chose a beautiful pearlised white. It’s a neutral base and goes with any party theme or decor.

Next we’re going to make some gorgeous tassels that will hang from the balloon and keep it in equilibrium so that it can free float. We’re going to make the tassels out of tissue paper –that way it won’t weigh down the balloon.

Take your tissue paper and fold it in half. After, do an accordion fold on that tissue paper like shown in the video.

Once you finish the accordion, cut it with the scissors. Make sure you don’t cut all the way to the top of the tissue paper. You want to leave about 2 to 3 inches, so that you can tie a ribbon on the top and finish your tassel.

After you’ve cut, open it up and you’ll see the fringe you’ve just created. Now, roll that fringe up, and then tie it with a ribbon at the end. In the video I chose a beautiful lace ribbon because it’s really delicate and very festive.

Now, you’re going to do a bunch of tassels. I recommend doing at least three different colors per floating tassel balloon. It makes a great look. In the video I have colors: peach, pink and white. I would recommend doing between four and six tassels per balloon, depending on how big the balloon is and how recently you’ve just blown it up.

Let’s get our balloon decorated. To start, I used a silver metallic curtain. It’s a great accent as well because it has all of these hanging strings, and it creates a beautiful pilling look.

Take the metallic curtain and staple it to the string that the balloon came on. That’s your base. Now, tie on some lace ribbons.

Next, we’ll start with our tassels. I like to do one brightly colored tassel right at the top, just to really give it a little pop, and then we’ll keep tying the tassels on about every 4 to 6 inches down from the top to create a fun billowing effect with the tassels. And lastly, to finish off the look, I’ve done a really cute heart ribbon ( as shown in the video). It’s super simple.

I took some pink card stock, cut out some free form hearts, and then stapled it onto this beautiful peach ribbon. I attached it to our balloon base, and then finished off the whole look with a lace bow at the top.

And that’s it! Just a couple of steps and you’ve created this gorgeous, hip, free-floating balloon.

Thanks for joining us!