Floating Hot Air Balloon Centerpiece | DIY Baby Shower Decorations Ideas

By Grover Koelpin 100 comments

hey guys welcome back to my channel and
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home holiday event wedding and DIY decor today I have a gender-neutral baby
shower centerpiece and set up here we go I had a couple of requests to make my
next baby shower centerpiece gender-neutral for all the Monday’s they
don’t want to know the gender of the baby until birth and I fell in love with
the idea of an air balloon centerpiece and here’s my version of it let’s get
started the very first thing I’m going to do is put my lantern together I got
my on line and these are very inexpensive I got it for about a dollar
to a dollar 15 but I did buy em in bulk so the more you buy the less surprise
can I deal but you can also find these at Party City I believe they have a
3-pack for $6.99 and I also saw them at Amazon for a 14 pack for $10.99 so if
you’re making more than one centerpiece that would be ideal
so all you have to do is just place these metal part in the middle of the
Atlantic just open the lantern up and then you are going to put it through
here and you are going to secure it putting it through those two little
holes scare and that’s it and this is going to serve as my balloon next I’m
going to embellish my lantern or I should say my hot air balloon with
ribbon I went ribbon crazy Michaels yesterday they were all 50% off and this
is their of Easter collection so you can find them right now
I love Britain’s I have a large collection and I’m gonna be adding these
to my collection anyway I’m going to be using the white ribbon with gold glitter
polka dots look how pretty that is I love polka dots I’m sure you have
noticed that as well so I’m going to make a few stripes around the lantern
and I think I’m doing about four maybe six we’ll see for this part here if you find yourself
needing to place a ribbon here you are going to cut right through the middle
just a bit and then you will glue it s so okay now I’m going to start working
on the bottom of my centerpiece which is usually a basket when it comes to
balloons but I’m going to be using this four point two inch paper mache box that
I got from Michaels I’m going to this post of the lid I’m not going to use it
and I’m also going to use four wooden dowels they are going to hold the
balloon together or in my case my lantern together so I’m going to place
this here these are going to serve as the ropes and the key of this to hold
the lantern up is that old for dolls will meet in the middle here and so to
hold the lantern together but these must touch each corner of the box so you are
going to glue them in a way where the bottom of the dowel will touch each
corner and so okay so you will have to glue all four of them like this to glue
the wooden dowels inside the box you are going to need a permanent glue like
e6000 I’ve been using this go to glue that I found at Home Depot I really like
it because you know it’s very easy to pour and it bounced in 30 minutes but II
6,000 is to glue that everyone trust and if you’re more familiar with
it I recommend that you use that and I’m also going to use my hot glue gun so it
can hold the Dow as the glue dries I’m going to cut a few pieces of this floral
foam to place inside the box so I can start on my floral arrangement you can
also do this step prior to gluing the dowels but since I love to make my life
complicated I did it after but everything went well so I’m going to use
this beautiful bouquet of Highbury roses from Michaels
they were 50% off of $10 so I got them for 5 bucks I painted a second bouquet in metallic
gold and I’m just going to add a few to the arrangement now I’m going to add
this beautiful lacy burlap ribbon to the top of the box I’m going to place it all
around here just to bring it out a little bit next I’m going to place my
lantern over my arrangement and I’m just going to place it over and you know just
make sure that it’s aligned wherever you want the ribbons to show now I’m going
to add a little bit of hot glue to the dowels so you can help the lantern stand
straight next I’m going to make sandbags out of
this white burlap ribbon and I’m going to hang one on each side this is going
to be very easy and by the way this happens to be a wire ribbon and that’s
what was on sale that’s why I got it but you can use any ribbon to make this
birla will be best so I’m just going to fold it in half okay you’re going to
measure how much you will want or how long the bag is going to be I wanted
about this long so I’m going to fold it in half and then I’m going to cut and
then I’m going to glue the ribbons together on the side and here’s my first sand bag or sack you
can add rice to it or some tissue to make it puff out a little bit I’m just
going to add a little bit of tissue and then I’m going to grab a little bit of
this rope ribbon to tie the bag and here it is now I’m going to go ahead and
place it right in front of here and I’m going to do the same with all four sides I’m going to use this round cutting
board and small base from Dollar Tree to make a stand for my air balloon
basically what I want to do is have the air balloon sit on top of clouds so what
I’m going to do is place our glue D on small base right on top of here and I’m
going to add a fiberfill to the cutting board and it should look something like this
okay guys this is f this is my air balloon
gender-neutral baby shower centerpiece and I absolutely love it I am teasing
from ear to ear I love it I think is adorable as you can see I added the Rope
ribbon in between the polka dot ribbons to fill in the empty spaces the cloud is
obviously optional is totally up to your taste I decided to add it for the sake
of being different because I’ve seen the centerpiece before and I wanted to make
it my own I hope you guys enjoy this video and if you did please make sure to
give it a thumbs up and if you haven’t subscribe to my channel yet do it right
now also leave me a comment let me know what you thought of my centerpiece and
leave me a comment anyway because I love to chitchat with you guys all the time
alright guys until next time


Michelle Jones

Apr 4, 2018, 1:18 am Reply

Love this I'm doing a sent from heaven baby shower you think I could add bears with wings inside instead of flower s? Thanks for inspiring me!

Rebeca Barrientos

Apr 4, 2018, 11:58 pm Reply

Espectacular ! Me encanto ! Buenas ideas y fáciles ! Felicitaciones ! Gracias por compartir


Apr 4, 2018, 12:48 am Reply

So creative. I want to celebrate my 25th Wedding Anniversary in either an "All White" or "20's" theme. Any thoughts? Hint. Make something with me in mind. LOL

Chanatha Figueira

Apr 4, 2018, 8:07 pm Reply

Hello, i can i search for the thing that is in under the vase for the clouds ?

Warren Whitworth

Apr 4, 2018, 2:28 pm Reply

I love your work, but I see that you have a few haters….DON'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF!!! Keep doing what you're doing.Thank you.

Sharon Brown

Apr 4, 2018, 6:39 pm Reply

I find myself watching quite a few of your videos this morning, and each one is more fabulous than the last. Loving them all!!!!

S.B.J keeping it real

Apr 4, 2018, 7:56 pm Reply

Omg checking out your videos love them all very creative 💝💝 👍 👍 👍 👍

Shawna Davis

Apr 4, 2018, 4:05 pm Reply

I love your work Tayra!!!

cas cas1

Apr 4, 2018, 11:56 pm Reply


sunshine k

Apr 4, 2018, 4:34 pm Reply

Beautiful! Where did you get the charger plates?

Riley-Harris Creations

May 5, 2018, 4:09 am Reply

All your work is beautiful. I love how detailed you are with your tutorials.


May 5, 2018, 8:40 pm Reply

Cute! To give the dowels the rope affect look, you can wrap the dowels in the small twine/rope they sell at DT

Grace Mejia

May 5, 2018, 3:41 am Reply

Love it!!!!

m b

May 5, 2018, 9:45 pm Reply

I loveee it!

Peyton Whitfield

May 5, 2018, 1:37 am Reply

Do you have DIY fir safar theme baby shower like gold n white

blanca lamas

May 5, 2018, 5:50 pm Reply

Love love love it!!! I need ideas for a rustic themed baby shower.

Giselle Ruiz

Jun 6, 2018, 5:57 pm Reply

do you have any Hawaiian ideas for baby shower?

Rosa Torres

Jun 6, 2018, 8:14 am Reply

❤️❤️❤️❤️ LOVE!!!!


Jun 6, 2018, 4:49 pm Reply

Wowwwww beautiful n easyyy

lady E J

Jun 6, 2018, 6:56 pm Reply

Very pretty awesome job 👍

Deborah Guerrera

Jul 7, 2018, 4:30 am Reply

I am in love with it!! It is creative and unique!! Love and Blessings!! Debbie

Deborah Guerrera

Jul 7, 2018, 6:11 am Reply

Are you able to give a list on the subscription area of the page for each project. It would be very helpful . A lot of other host's do this so we can either participate in the craft with you in some cases. The other host's just leave the info so that we can easily find the items and many times they offer a discount with a code as well. What do you think ?

Chella Jacques

Jul 7, 2018, 12:42 am Reply

your so awesome!!

patricia smith

Jul 7, 2018, 12:59 am Reply

That was truly amazing!! Thank you 👏🏻👏🏻♥️

Patty Valdez

Jul 7, 2018, 9:32 pm Reply

Hello Tayra, I love love love your creativity is there any way you can provide us your viewers with the amount it cost for each centerpiece you create. Please

Veronica Hudson

Jul 7, 2018, 11:32 am Reply

You did it again,AMAZING

Keisha Berry

Jul 7, 2018, 11:23 pm Reply

Absolutely adorable!!!

Yana Lister

Jul 7, 2018, 12:45 am Reply

Yes I'm in love. I will be adding this to my line up for baby shower. Thank you so much your ideas are awesome😘😍

Matilde Martinez

Jul 7, 2018, 3:33 am Reply

It is BEAUTIFUL!!! Im having a boy baby shower, you think that I can make blue flowers instead of gold, or spraying light blue on the clouds would look pretty?

Quay Robinson

Jul 7, 2018, 8:19 pm Reply

Second favorite video!!!!! Im soooooo happy you did this!!! Thank you!!!!

Magda Civil

Jul 7, 2018, 10:50 am Reply

Beautiful Decor! I love the soundtrack

Perla Vega

Jul 7, 2018, 2:45 am Reply

Love it!!

Janice Morabeto

Jul 7, 2018, 4:29 pm Reply

Sweet as can be!! Thank you!

Janice Morabeto

Aug 8, 2018, 9:34 am Reply

Could you let me know what size lantern this is? Thank you!

Veronica Delgiorno

Aug 8, 2018, 2:03 pm Reply

Hermoso y delicado….tenes muy buen gusto…gracias x compartir…saludos.

Matilde Martinez

Aug 8, 2018, 1:03 am Reply

Where can I buy the boxes, do u have a link for them?

Michelle Mebane

Aug 8, 2018, 3:22 pm Reply

can you show a pacifier centerpiece

Vanessa vasconcelos

Aug 8, 2018, 12:39 pm Reply

Ei como queria que tivesse um tradutor. De texto no vídeo.

Vanessa vasconcelos

Aug 8, 2018, 12:40 pm Reply

Lindooooo.vc e demais

Vanessa vasconcelos

Aug 8, 2018, 12:53 am Reply

How to make a wedding diy ?

NouNouche Emm

Aug 8, 2018, 5:40 pm Reply

music 👌🏽


Aug 8, 2018, 9:07 pm Reply

Hi Tayra – What size paper lantern did you use? I love this project and want to make one in blue and yellow for an upcoming baby shower Twin boys!! TIA 🙂

Tawana Simms

Aug 8, 2018, 4:42 am Reply

Love this

psecharner warthen

Sep 9, 2018, 3:49 pm Reply


Jessica Nauto

Sep 9, 2018, 3:15 pm Reply

Podrías hacer algo con elefantes para baby shower de varón por fa

Shontae Barron

Sep 9, 2018, 3:23 am Reply

So Pretty!!! I love watching you DIYs 😍😍


Sep 9, 2018, 7:59 pm Reply

Great job!! That looks amazing. How big in diameter was the paper lantern that you used? Do you think putting a battery powered candle inside the lantern would work?

Fehmee Brathwaite

Sep 9, 2018, 6:17 pm Reply

So awesome great work

Day Jarmon

Sep 9, 2018, 9:32 am Reply

Yass. I want to do a baby shower just for this centerpiece 😂❤️😂

Silvia Berlanga

Oct 10, 2018, 11:35 am Reply

Very beautiful and delicate I love it. Thank you for sharing all your ideas with us.

Silvia Berlanga

Oct 10, 2018, 11:39 am Reply

My daughter in law is pregnant and she doesn't want to know the sex and this idea is great let me know if you have other ones.Beautiful centerpiece.

Lady E.J. J

Oct 10, 2018, 10:45 pm Reply

My daughter is pregnant and due April 6 of next year. I'm so excited. I'm going to make a couple of these for her shower. But I think I will use stuffed animals instead of flowers. Thanks for sharing

Racquel Johnson

Oct 10, 2018, 3:04 pm Reply

What are the dimensions of your lantern?

Lady Kayz

Oct 10, 2018, 2:13 am Reply

That is beautiful

Anna is San

Nov 11, 2018, 12:32 am Reply

So beautiful!

saira pastrana

Nov 11, 2018, 6:55 pm Reply

Love!!! 👍

Melissa Charlene

Nov 11, 2018, 7:43 pm Reply

Hi love the centerpiece. Where can i find that siZe box


Dec 12, 2018, 1:22 am Reply

OMG!! So adorable!!!


Dec 12, 2018, 5:53 am Reply

Love it!

Arnica Bannister

Dec 12, 2018, 6:41 pm Reply

What size is the paper lantern?

Vickie Burns

Dec 12, 2018, 5:37 pm Reply

Very Beautiful ❤️

Elena Way

Jan 1, 2019, 6:35 pm Reply

I just wanted to say this is so beautiful

Desiree Romero

Jan 1, 2019, 10:52 pm Reply

This is by far the BEST one ☝🏽 I’ve seen. Thank you for sharing, I’m definitely going to try this one. It’s so cute!!

Elenie Grapsas

Jan 1, 2019, 7:46 am Reply

What size dowels width and length do you recommend?


Jan 1, 2019, 8:04 pm Reply

I love this!! What kind of glue did you use with the glass please?

Meek Joe

Jan 1, 2019, 8:46 am Reply

So beautiful! I’m definitely doing this when ever we have a baby 💙💜


Jan 1, 2019, 1:04 am Reply

Love this Im going to make them as baptism centerpieces

Maricarmen Garcia

Feb 2, 2019, 5:52 am Reply

Love it! I want to make these for my daughter’s baby shower. What size is the paper lantern?

Pretty Creations By Tata

Feb 2, 2019, 11:14 am Reply

Love it

Fabiola Lazala

Feb 2, 2019, 2:33 am Reply

hi, nice work, i want to know, what size of the paper lantern did you used?

Simply Maria Munoz

Feb 2, 2019, 11:00 pm Reply

What material is the cloud made of?

wanda Miller

Feb 2, 2019, 3:14 pm Reply

That was awesome

Nadia Khan

Feb 2, 2019, 9:44 pm Reply

Looking forward to making this. So nice speaking to you today ❤️

Vickie Howell

Mar 3, 2019, 5:36 am Reply


Saba Farooqi

Mar 3, 2019, 6:04 am Reply

So beautiful! What size Paper lantern did you use?

Kimberly Mercado

Mar 3, 2019, 12:53 am Reply

I love it!!do you have the list of the materials of what and where you got the items? Thank you!!

Shay Smith

Mar 3, 2019, 9:30 pm Reply

Wonderful video where did you get the boxes and what size are they ?

Angelica C. Pickles

Mar 3, 2019, 8:55 pm Reply

All it needs is a cute little bear in the box!

elva zamora

Mar 3, 2019, 5:40 pm Reply

This is beautiful!! Thank you!!


Mar 3, 2019, 6:35 pm Reply

Are the lanterns 8inches or 10?

Yolanda M

Apr 4, 2019, 10:44 pm Reply

❤ it

Daisy Lou

Apr 4, 2019, 9:41 am Reply

Do you what size lantern did you buy?

Michelle Ford

Apr 4, 2019, 11:38 pm Reply

Your Balloon is the best i have seen so far

Shibani Pershad

Apr 4, 2019, 7:59 am Reply

How long are the wood sticks?

Charlie Hinds

Apr 4, 2019, 3:37 am Reply


Mary Deelarbi

Apr 4, 2019, 1:59 pm Reply


Kozy Pool

May 5, 2019, 4:51 pm Reply

This is beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!

Edith Otero

May 5, 2019, 7:24 pm Reply

What size was the lantern?

Alyssa Geib

May 5, 2019, 2:50 am Reply

what size was your lantern? how many inches

Praise & Worship

May 5, 2019, 4:00 am Reply

Awesome!!!! As usual you make everything so special


May 5, 2019, 11:27 am Reply

This is pretty

anthony nguyen

Jun 6, 2019, 7:00 pm Reply

Do you think there would be any issues using real flowers for this project?

Laura Peace Stafford

Jun 6, 2019, 4:51 am Reply



Jul 7, 2019, 6:57 pm Reply

Omg beautiful


Aug 8, 2019, 5:38 pm Reply

What size lantern did you use on this project I'm trying to recreate it but would like to know the size thanks!?!?!
Btw this centerpiece is so beautiful!!

Sweet Bee

Aug 8, 2019, 2:25 am Reply

Hello, What inch ballon did you use?


Aug 8, 2019, 2:47 am Reply

This is brilliant

Meliza Araujo

Aug 8, 2019, 10:41 pm Reply

What size is it the around cutting board?

Bertha Enriquez

Oct 10, 2019, 11:10 pm Reply

Tayra, Do you still remember if you use the entire bag of poly for one centerpiece?

Gisell Salgado

Nov 11, 2019, 2:55 am Reply

What size ribbon did you use for the sand bag 2” or 2.5” ? Definitely recreating for my shower !

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