The balloon is one of the most ubiquitous symbols of fun, parties, and all around good times – so it’s quite surprising how few uses we actually have for them. Short of hanging them up (or using them to float a house), there aren’t a whole lot of things to do with them. Or so we thought.

Here are some amazing ideas for how you can use balloons to do a lot more than just party. It’s time to make some balloon magic!

1. Make a DIY button-bowl.

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2. Make your own clouds… sort of.

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3. Make this awesome light from tree branches.

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4. Use them to make chocolate serving bowls.

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5. Freeze them to make these glowing lawn decorations.

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6. Keep track of who’s glass belongs to whom like this.

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7. Combine rolls of magazines to make an awesome bowl.

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8. Make ice candles for your winter event.

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9. Ninja stress balls help take the edge off.

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10. Make a rainbow arch!

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11. Turn them into unique DIY vases.

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12. Make some beautiful winter-themed lawn ornaments.

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13. Use string to make these elegant centerpieces.

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14. Add a pop of color to keeping those drinks cold.

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15. Make Easter decorations.

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16. Let everyone know they’ve found the party with this birthday wreath.

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17. Doilies become beautiful candle holders.

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18. Toss them in the pool to take that pool-party to the next level.

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19. DIY save-the-dates save a ton of money.

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20. Make an ice bowl.

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21. Create a lovely fall-themed leaf bowl.

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22. Add some colorful, DIY charm to the Christmas tree.

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23. Here’s another way to make a balloon arch from scratch.

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24. Set some mood lighting with these lights.

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25. Use some glitter to make a gorgeous bowl.

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26. Have some summer fun and turn paper towel rolls into marshmallow cannons.

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Source: lifebuzz

I had no idea balloons could be so versatile! I’m sorry, balloons, for ever having doubted your greatness. Show of hands: who wants to make a bunch of marshmallow shooters and do battle?

Share these awesome ideas with your friends and get the party started!