A New Use for a Balloon via Family Chic

April 13, 2011 | By | Comments (1)

After having worked on the Solutions section of the magazine and the New Uses for Old Things section on the website, clever repurposing ideas are near and dear to my heart. And I’m constantly amazed at how many great ideas there are out there. Just take a look at how the blog Family Chic turned a regular old party balloon into a bud vase:

 

Balloon Vase

 

This adorable D.I.Y. only takes two steps. First, cut about 1 inch off of the neck of the balloon, and second stretch it over a votive candle holder that’s about 2 inches tall. Then the only thing left to decide is whether you want the neck of the balloon to be tucked in or left out.

 

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I think these would make great place cards at a dinner party. You can buy 2-inch votive candle holders inexpensively online (12 for $7) or I’m sure you can find them at your local craft or dollar store. Plus, just think of the wall of colored balloons you find at most party supply stores. I would want these little vases tucked all over my apartment for little pops of color.

 

Have you found any great new uses for old things lately? I’d love to see them!

 

(all images from Family Chic)

 

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