How to customize balloons with Expressions Vinyl

How to customize balloons with Expressions Vinyl

Hello Friends! So excited to be teaming up with Expressions Vinyl again and today we want to share how to customize affordable mylar balloons with vinyl.

I am actually a big fan of the Dollar Tree mylar balloons, because you not only get the balloon, but they also inflate it with helium, for a DOLLAR!! Specifically, I like to get the plain star balloons because they provide a great blank canvas for your vinyl and come in a variety of colors { white, black, red, blue, green, silver, gold}. I decided I wanted to create a fun backdrop for the dessert table at an upcoming baby shower with custom mylar balloons. I looked into getting the large inflatable balloon letters, but it was going to be $50 plus shipping for the phrase I wanted to spell out. That was a bit out of the budget for me, especially since it was just for one day and I would also have to pay for them to be inflated once they arrived. Then, I remembered the affordable dollar tree balloons and I figured I would only need to buy five balloons {FIVE DOLLARS vs FIFTY, yes please!} by placing one large vinyl letter on each balloon to spell out BABY D.


I decided to go with a classic, simple font for the balloon letters, Century Schoolbook.

Once I had the design mapped out and sized, I got to work with my Cameo Silhouette. Once the machine cuts were done, I cut out each letter separately with scissors, weeded away the extra vinyl and applied the transfer tape. Next, determine where you want your design to be on the balloon and carefully place on the inflated mylar balloon {TIP: I purchased the balloons the evening before the event, made sure to keep in a cool area, and they lasted through the next day}. Finally, gently pull back transfer tape and voila, you have a custom balloon!

These balloons made an excellent backdrop for the dessert table, not only is it unique and custom, but AFFORDABLE! I love how it all came together { cake topper and elephant banner also created with my Cameo} The mommy to be received so many compliments! The possibilities are endless as to what you can create with these balloons and vinyl. We hope this post has inspired you to create a little something special for your next event or party!

Be sure to follow us on Instagram for more DIY inspiration! Liv and Market xo Mel

May 20th 2017 Expressions VInyl - Ambassadors

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