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For Valentine’s Day last year, I made a big balloon garland for my fireplace mantel and I decided to make a fall version as well. My house has a double-sided fireplace with one side in the family room and the other side opening into the gathering room off the kitchen. Two fireplaces means two mantels to decorate for the holidays and a balloon pumpkin patch seemed like the perfect whimsical mantel decor for the kitchen!
The balloon arch kit is a game changer. If you’re making any type of balloon arch, this is worth every cent and more. Plus, the kit has enough tape to allow you to make multiple garlands. My Valentine’s Day balloon garland took hours to make. I tied each balloon individually onto chicken wire and then worked to fill in all the spaces.
This balloon garland kit takes all the work out of it. You simply blow up the balloon and pull the knot through the holes in the strip. You can arrange them any way you want, filling every hole or leaving some empty, depending on the look you want. It’s seriously amazing!
Once I had all the balloons in place, I used the glue dots in the kit to tack the pumpkin patch onto my mantel in a few spots.
To make the balloons look a bit more like pumpkins, I broke a couple of branches into small pieces and used hot glue to adhere them to the top of some of the balloons. Put the hot glue on the twig, not directly on the balloon, and allow it to cool for a couple of seconds before you stick it onto the balloon.
I also added a few large leaves that were left over from the fall wreath I recently made.
The twig stems and leaves added a fun touch and definitely made the balloons look more like a pile of pumpkins.
I strung it onto plain white twine and hung it to the wall with washi tape.
My fall mantel is perfectly whimsical …
… and a fun way to decorate for fall and Halloween.