DIY 4th of July Photo Booth with Clinton Kelly

From www.blog.birdsparty.com, by C Riches
DIY 4th of July Photo Booth with Clinton Kelly

DIY 4th of July Party Photo Booth Ideas - Balloon tassels tutorial

Hey party-lovers, just finished our 4th of July shoot, and I can't wait to show you!!
But today, I'm joining Clinton Kelly again to share a super fun but mega EASY 4th of July party photo booth idea I created for the event!
And anything that involves giant balloons is a winner in my party book ;)

It turns out, big giant balloons are THE easiest photo booth props, my friends! 
And is make for such a big FUN impact, and pretty party decor too. Don't you think?

DIY 4th of July Party Photo Booth Balloon Tassels
DIY 4th of July Party Photo Booth Balloon Tassels
DIY 4th of July Party Photo Booth Balloon Tassels

But I always turn to tassels to pimp up my balloon cord for a party. Again, anything that also involves crepe paper is a must for me. Just love the stuff!
The tassels also act as a small weight so the balloons can be left free-standing.Which is a bonus, as it leaves your hands free to make silly poses for posterity! ;)

DIY 4th of July Party Photo Booth Balloon Tassels
DIY 4th of July Party Photo Booth Balloon Tassels
DIY 4th of July Party Photo Booth Balloon Tassels

I did a tutorial on making a tassel garland here.
The principle is the same, but attaching the tassels to the balloons differs a little, hence today's tutorial to show you how.
For the rest for this DIY 4th of July photo booth, you simply add some paper lanterns and honeycomb balls to the floor. can't get easier and funkier than that! ;)

DIY 4th of July Party Photo Booth Balloon Tassels

Then let your guests have fun and enjoy their moment! My kids and I had a blast. Can you tell?! ;)
DIY 4th of July Photo Booth - Balloon Tassels
Materials needed:
* Crepe paper tassels - tutorial here* Glue gun* Balloon string or cord

DIY 4th of July Party Photo Booth Balloon Tassels

Start by wrapping one of the tassel parts around your cord.leave about a foot (30 cm) hanging off the bottom. this will be useful if you need to weigh down your balloons.
Use hot glue to secure the cord in place.

DIY 4th of July Party Photo Booth Balloon Tassels

Now start wrapping the crepe paper around the cord.Like the photo. Secure with more glue.

DIY 4th of July Party Photo Booth Balloon Tassels

Keep rolling, and gluing until the end.

DIY 4th of July Party Photo Booth Balloon Tassels

Leave the en of the word untouched. Like I said, it will help you weight eh balloon down later if needed. If not, you can trim it when you finish ;)

DIY 4th of July Party Photo Booth Balloon Tassels

Now, pace the first rolled up tassel halfway along the second tassel as shown.Glue in place.

DIY 4th of July Party Photo Booth Balloon Tassels

Continue as previously, rolling the tassels and gluing.

DIY 4th of July Party Photo Booth Balloon Tassels

Continue until the second tassel is fully rolled up and secure.

DIY 4th of July Party Photo Booth Balloon Tassels

Repeat all the way along the balloon cord, varying the color of your tassels.For our 4th of July photo booth, we used red, white and blue hues for our tassels. Obviously.

DIY 4th of July Party Photo Booth Balloon Tassels
DIY 4th of July Party Photo Booth Balloon Tassels

Feel free to experiment with different colors or go color-block!
Just make sure to leave another foot or so (30cm) of cord at the top also to be able to tie it to your giant party balloons.

Now hop over to Clinton Kelly's site to check out some more awesome DIY decor for your 4th of July party!