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5 Fun Things to Do With Balloons

They come in all sorts of colours and patterns, and are a great way to add a festive touch to any gathering, but what can you do with all the leftover balloons after the party is over? Here are things to do with balloons and ways to put these fun, frivolous decorations to practical use.

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Things to Do With Balloons

Find out things to do with balloons from moulding hats to making creative party invitations, and more.

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Things to Do With Balloons: Hat Mould

Hat moulding is one thing to do with balloons. To keep the shape in your freshly washed knitted beanie or cloth hat, fit it over an inflated balloon when it dries. You can use a piece of masking tape to stop the balloon from tilting or falling over onto the ground.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Things to Do With Balloons: Make a Party Invitation

One thing to do with balloons is make a party invitation. How’s this for an imaginative invitation? Inflate a balloon, pinch off the end, but don’t tie a knot in it. Write your invitation details on the balloon with a permanent marker, making sure the ink is dry before you deflate it. Place the balloon in an envelope, and mail one out to each guest. When your guests receive it they’ll have to blow it up to see what it says.

 

 

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Things to Do With Balloons: Transport Cut Flowers

Another thing to do with balloons is to transport cut flowers. Don’t bother with awkward, water-filled plastic bags when you’re traveling with cut flowers. Simply fill up a balloon with about ½ cup of water and slip it over the cut stem ends of your flowers. Wrap a rubber band several times around the mouth of the balloon to keep it from slipping off.

 

 

 

 

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Things to Do With Balloons: Repel Unwanted Visitors

Another thing to do with balloons is to keep away unwanted visitors. Put those old, deflated, shiny metallic balloons- the ones lying around your house from past birthday parties- to work in your garden. Cut them into vertical strips and hang them from bamboo garden stakes around your vegetables and on fruit trees to scare off invading birds, rabbits and possums.

 

 

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Things to Do With Balloons: Protect a Bandaged Finger

Another thing to do with balloons is to protect your finger. Bandaging a minor injury on your finger is easy, but keeping the bandage dry as you go about your business can be a different story. Here’s the secret to skipping those wet bandage changes: just slip a small balloon over your finger when doing dishes, bathing, or even simply washing your hands.

 

 

 

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