Time Required :
About an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

tropical balloon arrangement

Turn your next party into a tropical wonderland with this lovely arrangement of leafy balloons! Check out our instructions and we’ll show you how to use your Cricut® machine to cut out these fern and monstera beauties. You’ll be celebrating in no time!
Step 1
We’ve got templates for all these pretty leaf shapes. Just click on the leafs below to download the files, then upload it into Cricut® Design Space®. That was easy!  
   -  Fern Leaf
   -  Monstera Leaf
Step 2
Attach your cardstock to the standard grip mat and insert it into your Cricut Maker™. Select ‘Medium Cardstock’ as your material and then let the machine cut out your leaf shapes.  
Step 3
Use your weeder tool to remove the excess cardstock from around your leaf. Take your time, since certain areas of each design are delicate. 
Step 4
Repeat Steps 2-3 to cut out as many of each kind of leaf as you’d like to use in your balloon garland.
 
TIP: Make sure you use different shades of green cardstock for your leaves. It's nice to add a little interest! 
Step 5
Next, blow up your balloons in a variety of colors, such as yellow, orange, pink, red and white. 
Step 6
Measure and cut a length of twine. One at a time, tie the end of each balloon into place along the twine. Continue to add balloons in each color along the twine’s length, until you’re pleased with your arrangement. 
Step 7
Once you’re got your garland just the way you like it, use Glue Dots® to secure the leaves to balloons across the length of twine. Now you’re ready to celebrate in style! 
 
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    • Color: Petal Pink
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