Do It Yourself Pinterest Fail? Magic Balloon Easter Treats

It's Easter time! Who's ready to celebrate?

So much to do!

The springtime holiday is a mere eight days away so it's time to really get moving on decoration ideas to make your house shine brighter than your neighbors.

In the last edition, an adorable and delicious bunny cake was successfully completed (click here to view) and this week will focus on a quick and (hopefully) easy table decoration.

The great idea: Magic Balloon Easter Treats. Sounds magical, right? The pinner, Connie Borders, makes this cute idea seem super easy and fun. You only need a few supplies and not much time for this decoration/kids treat.

Supplies:

  • Water balloons
  • Yarn
  • Craft glue
  • Candy

Cost: Considering the list of supplies, this project should not break the bank.

Directions:

  • Insert chocolate into water balloon and inflate
  • Mix equal parts of craft glue with water
  • Dip yarn into glue mixture and wrap around balloon until evenly covered
  • Once dry, pop balloon and remove from egg

Here's a quick video recap:

The Result

Cost: In all, the project cost about $10. (Depending on which candy you use, it shouldn't be too much money out of your pocket)

Simplicity: This project looks easy, doesn't it? It's not. At least in my terrible experience. Where should we begin? Getting the candy inside the balloon was a hardship in itself. Make sure you have very small candy pieces or you'll spend way too much time trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. Once the candy was successfully encapsulated inside the balloons and blown up, the balloons popped. Watch my reaction in the video above...

At this point the project had already failed in my mind.

I couldn't successfully get the candy pieces inside the balloons without them popping. So an alteration was made. Now the project would focus mainly on just being a table decoration without candy inside (the kids will be super bummed).

Next not-so-simple element? The yarn in the glue/water mixture. This was extremely messy and no matter how hard you try to keep the glue from spewing all over the table, it doesn't work.

How'd it turn out? It didn't, simply put. As you can see in the picture below, the entire creation fell flat. Not only did the candy addition fail, but the yarn crumbled when I popped the balloon at the end. Makes for a pretty funny picture though.

My opinion: Try this at your own risk only if you like to clean messes and have never-ending patience. If not, stay away!

Pinterest success or fail? Massive, giant fail.

 

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