Graduation Party Balloon Weights

07-DSCN5788Graduation Party Balloon Weights

Things are getting busy around here. My youngest will be graduating in a month and it seems like there is a “last” everything.

1-DSCN5736This weekend was the last prom.

I can’t even begin to list, or possibly keep straight, all the activities that have recently occurred and will continue to occur. I’m trying, but my son has an aversion to writing things down. We seem to be forever sucked into a last-minute cyclone.

Thankfully this isn’t our first rodeo. Two kids have already taken us on this ride before.

I’ve been preparing a few minor things for a celebration barbecue after the graduation ceremony. As usual, I am making decorations using junk things I already have on hand.

07-DSCN5788We will be displaying balloons on the tables so I whipped up a few graduation party balloon weights from scrap wood. Definitely nothing fancy, but I like them.

04-DSCN5779I cut 4x4s.

02-DSCN5775The year…

03-DSCN5777…and school initial stencils were cut using my Cricut.

09-DSCN5791The 4x4s were stained. You can’t really tell in these photos. :( Then I stenciled the year and initials onto the sides.

Eye screws were attached to the tops to tie the balloon strings to.

I kinda feel like I’m ahead of the game here. I’ve never had balloon weights before. I’m usually looking for a can or something to tie them to at the last minute.


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