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« on: August 28, 2007 01:16:49 PM »

Not latex ones, but the pretty foil ones you pay a lot for at party city.  The last of my birthday balloons, a Disney princess one, is now hovering an inch off my floor and I figure it's probably time to let go.

But... they're so pretty!  Anyways, I think I have five of them right now, and I was wondering if anyone had ideas as to what I could do with them.
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2007 03:45:12 PM »

My kids have smoothed them out and used them for posters in their rooms.

Slice 'em up for tinsel?  Make beads out of the strips?
Make a purse? Use the pic part for some type of scrapbooking/papercraft?


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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2007 04:59:26 AM »

I read a tip once about using them for wrapping a gift.  Slit the balloon open in the seam, insert the gift, and stuff tissue paper around it.

I've also seen one used to decoupage a paper mache box.
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2007 08:30:24 PM »

You can get those re-inflated! As long as there aren't any holes in them, that is. Just take them somewhere where they have the helium to blow balloons up and recycle them through more holidays, birthday parties, etc.  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2007 10:10:08 AM »

Pu them in the window to reflect the suns heat and save on air conditioning!

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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2007 07:38:37 PM »

You can get those re-inflated! As long as there aren't any holes in them, that is. Just take them somewhere where they have the helium to blow balloons up and recycle them through more holidays, birthday parties, etc.  Smiley

I've reinflated my kids thomas the train balloon 3 times at Kroger.  $.50 well spent to see them enjoy it again.
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2007 02:27:33 PM »

Stuff it with batting or packing peanuts and hang it from your ceiling with fishing line from the top, but keep the original string on the bottom. Permant floating ballon.

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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2007 07:29:18 PM »

My 4th grade teacher had a Paddington Bear one she reinflated for many years. Of course, for my class it got a hole in it Roll Eyes

So she pinned it to the corkboard.

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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2007 01:02:30 AM »

You could also use it for some sort of papermache project... I'm not sure what exactly but the world is your oyster. I used to make masks on them and then pop the balloon when I was done.
Not very recyclie of me I know. But it's an idea.

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« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2007 06:32:33 PM »

I cut up all of my old mylar balloons into strips and crochet them into coin purses and hand bags...
I'll eventually post pictures of them- they are very bright and colorful!

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