Are you looking for an exciting way to surprise someone on their special day? Why not try something unique and fun? I would love to teach you How to Create a DIY Money Train Balloon Surprise!
This fun and festive centerpiece is not only a great decoration, but it also doubles as a memorable gift that’s sure to surprise and delight the recipient. And the best part? It’s super easy to make!
Check out my step-by-step guide for this memorable gift below!
To get started, you’ll need a few supplies from Party City. You’ll need some small, clear, plastic treat bags, tape, clear scalloped containers, candy, tissue paper, a giant helium balloon, a star balloon weight, and some ribbon.
(Of course, you can find the links to the exact things I used to create this DIY balloon surprise below.)
WHAT YOU NEED:
- 1 Giant helium balloon
- Small clear plastic treat bags (8-10max)
- 2 Large clear plastic scalloped containers
- Tissue paper
- Star balloon weight
- The birthday guest’s favorite candy.
How to Create a DIY Money Train Balloon Surprise: A Step-by-Step Guide for a Memorable Gift
Before you begin, if you haven’t already seen my instructional video, you can watch it here.
DIY Money Train Balloon surprise INSTRUCTIONS:
1.) Begin by placing money into the small, clear, plastic treat bags. Secure each bag with a piece of tape on the back. Once all the money is bagged, place the bills face down and attach them together with a piece of tape. This will create the “money train” that will be attached to the balloon.
2.) Next, take the clear scalloped containers and place the candy into the bottom of one of the containers. You can add up to half the container full of candy. Then, add two sheets of tissue paper over the bottom container and carefully push the top container down over the candy. This will create a layered effect that will be visible through the clear plastic.
3.) Now it’s time to assemble the centerpiece! Tie the giant helium balloon to the star balloon weight with a temporary knot. Take the money train and tape the ribbon to the backside, attaching 8-10 bills at the most. Pull the string until the money reaches the balloon weight and tie a permanent knot.
4.) Next, tape a long piece of ribbon to the bottom of the plastic container. Make sure to tape it in both directions to ensure it stays in place. Place the balloon weight inside the top clear container and pull the money train down until the balloon is flat against the top edge. Tie a bow over the top of the balloon with the ribbon to secure it in place. Add as much tissue paper as you’d like under the edge of the balloon to cover the containers.
Watch your loved one’s face as they open their diy money train balloon surprise!
And finally, just like that, your Money Train Balloon centerpiece is complete! This unique gift will surely surprise and delight the recipient, and it’s something they’ll always remember. Best of all, it only takes 30 minutes to make. So the next time you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate a special occasion, try making this Money Train Balloon centerpiece.
Let me know in the comments if you have any questions or if I can help you in any way! Also, please let me know how it goes because life is worth celebrating!
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