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What’s a late summer party without balloons? Whether inflated and strewn about or filled with water for epic fights, they’re a good time. But even if you’re not planning on having a Labor Day party, balloons can still be tons of fun, especially if you like crafting. Take a look at these balloon crafts blowing up on Pinterest and see which one really pops for you.

balloon diy balls

 These DIY yarn balls — shaped by balloons — look so chic over an outdoor tablescape. They can be a little messy to make, but the elegant result is worth the effort, don’t you agree? Get the tutorial on Wednesday’s site.

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balloon candle craft

These softly glowing wax luminaries from Dollar Store Crafts also get their shape from balloons. (Balloons: They’re not just for papier mache anymore!) Tip: A little sand in the bottom will help the tea lights from melting through.

RELATED: 7 Creative Candle Centerpieces 

balloon glass charms

Wine charms are helpful at big parties so guests don’t mix up their glasses, but you don’t need to rush out and buy a set. Take a cue from Brit & Co. and use balloons for a festive and inexpensive solution.

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balloon wreath

Is someone in your home celebrating a special birthday? Announce it to the neighborhood with this balloon wreath, courtesy of Six Sisters’ Stuff. What a colorful way to let them know you care.

RELATED: The Best DIY Favors and Decorations for Kids’ Parties

balloon cheesecloth ghosts

Photo: John Kernick

Check out these balloon cheesecloth ghosts from Country Living. (Or should we say, BOO-lloons?) As far as homemade Halloween decorations go, these are hauntingly good.

RELATED: Our Favorite Halloween Ideas 

Which balloon craft floats to the top? And do you have any suggestions for new MacGyver materials? Leave them in the comments below!

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Briana MowreyBriana is a writer and senior editor for HGTV.com. Her self-described design style is "mid-century modern magpie." She lives in a Brooklyn apartment with her husband, their spoiled dachshund, Chauncey,...

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