Guest Post | Cherry Blossom Balloon Tutorial

I am very delighted for today’s post!  Christine recently created an amazing Kawaii Birthday Party for her daughter and she made these adorable cherry blossom balloons.  It is no surprise that both Christine and I have received inquiries about how to make them. And luckily for us, Christine is offering her time and talents to show us how she made them……

Hello there! This is Christine from Pure Joy Events. Let me tell you, I couldn’t be more excited to be sharing the tutorial for the cherry blossom balloons from my daughter’s birthday party here on Paper Glitter today. Inspired by Paper Glitter’s Japanese Kawaii Love printable collection, these balloons are a creative, inexpensive and super cute way to decorate the party space. Tip: Best to make 1 to 3 days before the event.

For this project, you’ll need:
* 5 12 inch neon pink balloons
* 1 12 inch white balloon
* hand-held air pump
10mm black washi tape
20 mm black washi tape
3/4 inch round sticker
* double-sided tape
* scissors
* ruler

Step 1:

Cut out 10 5 inch strips and 5 5-1/2 inch strips of the 10mm black washi tape.


Step 2:

Using the 3/4 inch sticker as a template, cut out 15 circles from the 20mm black washi tape.



Step 3:  

For the petals, inflate 5 pink balloons about the same size. Tip: For size uniformity, insert each balloon into an 8 quart stockpot until it fits snuggly inside before tying the neck.


Step 4:  

Starting at the base of a pink balloon, apply a 5-1/2 inch strip of washi tape vertically.



Step 5:

Starting at the base, apply a 5 inch strip at an angle to both sides. The side strips should be approximately 2-1/4″ from the center strip.



Step 6:

Apply a black round sticker to the top of each strip.



Step 7:

Repeat steps 4 to 6 for the remaining 4 pink balloons.


Step 8:

Form a cluster of petals by applying a small piece of double-sided tape between each balloon.



Step 9:

For the center of the blossom, inflate the white balloon. Tip: Insert the balloon into a 3 quart saucepan until it fits snuggly inside before tying the neck.


Step 10:

Adhere the white balloon to the center of the petal cluster with double-sided tape.


Thank you Christine for the lovely (and very detailed!) tutorial.  I have a feeling we will be seeing lots more cherry blossom balloons in the future .



First 2 photos courtesy: Rebecca Watkins Photography
Tutorial photos courtesy:  Christine of Pure Joy Events


  1. Karla Galicia said:
    October 2, 2012 9:50 am   Reply 

    Wow, seems simple and it looks adorable! Thank you for the tutorial!

  2. October 2, 2012 10:31 am   Reply 

    Love! Love! Love! This tutorial… so easy, fun, and cute! Thanks for sharing : )

    xo, Latisha

  3. October 3, 2012 11:38 am   Reply 

    That is a ridiculously cute idea!

  4. Valerie said:
    October 7, 2012 10:54 pm   Reply 

    I was just looking to incorporate a cherry blossom to my daughter’s hello kitty party in december this will be perfect. I’m pinnnig this. Thanks!

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