Mum pulls off an impressive but simple backyard balloon display – and its perfect for the festive season and birthdays
- Thousands have praised an Australian mum online for sharing a clever party idea
- Jessica posted an image on Facebook and shared how to make ‘floating balloons’
- The trick involves hooking fishing line from the gutter to the backyard fence
- She then attached pastel balloons from Kmart onto the line using sticky tape
- The project took three hours to complete for her daughter’s birthday
An Australian mum has impressed thousands online after sharing how she made ‘floating balloons’ in the background for her daughter’s birthday.
Posting to the Kmart Inspired Homes Facebook group, Jessica, from Perth, created the outside decorations by stringing fishing line from the roof gutter to the back fence and attached colourful pastel balloons from Kmart.
‘Our gutters have little slits on the side of them (the little clips you can buy to hang Christmas lights would work too), and our fence has wooden slats so we ran the line through the top,’ Jessica said.
‘I used sticky tape to attach the ends of the balloons to the line so that they would slide around.’
Jessica, from Perth, created the ‘floating balloon’ decorations (pictured) by stringing fishing line from the roof gutter to the back fence and attached colourful pastel balloons from Kmart
While the end result looked fantastic and well decorated for the party, Jessica said it took a whole three hours to complete.
‘Only a couple balloons popped as I was hanging them but the rest lasted the whole afternoon,’ she said.
The DIY enthusiast also shared snaps on Instagram to further explain the easy but time-consuming method.
Jessica said she used four packets of Kmart pastel balloons priced at $2 each.
While the end result looked fantastic and well decorated for the party, Jessica said it took a whole three hours to complete
Since posting the image on Facebook, the post has received more than 8,900 ‘likes’ from others part of the online community.
‘Wow thank you so much for all the lovely comments,’ Jessica said, as she didn’t expect the post to receive so much attention.
‘That looks amazing!! Best mumma ever!’ one person wrote in the comments.
‘I’m sure it was so special to [your daughter] too, this is so awesome!!’ another said, and a third added: ‘This just made my day! Best idea ever’
Those who have backyard space said they will attempt to replicate the party idea at the next birthday or social gathering.