DIY Jack O’ Lantern Balloon Garland

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Want to know the easiest way to decorated for Halloween? Make a DIY jack o’ lantern balloon garland! All you need are balloons and and a black sharpie! I made a small garland for my mantel filled with tons of smiling Jack o’ lantern pumpkin faces. I love that they are all going at different directions. You can’t help but smile looking at these guys!

DIY Jack O' Lantern Balloon Garland


  • Small 5″ balloons in any colors you like
  • Low temp glue gun and glue sticks
  • Black sharpie marker

You can make the garland in any color palatte you wish, just follow this tutorial to see how I make my garlands. Then use the sharpie to draw on little pumpkin faces. So simple! Just look at all those similing faces. It’s defintely the perfect silly not scary Halloween decoration.

DIY Jack O' Lantern Balloon Garland

I love this small balloon garland, but how fun would a giant balloon installation be with all these smiling pumpkin faces?! Imagine those large 36″ balloons and 16″ balloons tucked in there and cascading down your house for trick or treaters to enjoy! I could see a garland like this at a Halloween party or even as a garland running up your stairs. And stay tuned because I have another fun way to use these pumpkin balloons, that you are going to flip out over. But I have to keep it a secret for a few more days.

DIY Jack O' Lantern Balloon Garland

Oh, and those little ghost tassels? I just used adhesive vinyl to cut out eyes and a mouth and stuck them to the yarn. You can also find the tutorial for those neon stemmed pumpkin here. Now who else is ready to delight and treat rather than trick this Halloween? Only about a week to go until all the festivities! I can’t wait to dress up with my kids and trick or treat around the neighborhood.

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