New Years Eve Party DIY Project: How to Apply Adhesive Vinyl on Mylar Balloons

New Years Eve Party DIY Project: How to Apply Adhesive Vinyl on Mylar Balloons

Hey crafters! Kayla here from Kayla Makes. New Years is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate a fresh start than with a party? In today's step by step tutorial I'm showing you how to apply Adhesive Vinyl on mylar balloons to make customized party decor, with the help of the Cricut Maker. Let's get started!

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Estimated Time: 15-20 mins

Here's What You'll Need:

Step One:

Use the text tool in Design Space to type out the year 2019. I used the font Cricut Sans. Check out our post, How to Download and Install Fonts for your Cricut or Silhouette for more instruction on how to use free fonts.

Step Two: Load and Cut Vinyl

Place the adhesive vinyl on the cutting mat with the shiny side facing up, load the machine and press the start button.

Step Three: Weeding

There are two parts to weeding a design. The first part is usually done by hand. Just start from the corner and remove the excess Adhesive Vinyl from around the outside of your design.

The second part is where you typically need to use a weeding tool or something similar. Some people swear by using a needle or pin. The sharp pointy end of these tools works great for weeding out the tiny insides of letters and numbers.

Step Four: Apply Transfer Tape

Cut a piece of transfer tape down to size. I always make mine just slightly bigger than my design.

Use a scraper tool to burnish over the design, causing it to stick to the transfer tape.

Step Five: Transfer Decal on Balloon

I stopped by the dollar store and picked up these star shaped mylar balloons for $1 each. You can't beat that price! I do recommend using mylar because latex balloons are more likely to pop.

Place the transfer tape and decal on the balloon and use your hand to smooth over the numbers with decent pressure. You want the numbers to stick but you want the rest of the transfer tape to be barely lying on the surface of the balloon.

Starting from one of the corners, carefully peel away the transfer tape leaving behind the vinyl numbers.

Repeat the steps above to create as many balloons as you need!

Once you've created your balloons, you can display them on your New Years Eve cocktail cart for some added pazazz! The customization doesn't have to stop there! If you want to learn how easy it is to make your own party cocktail glasses, check out my DIY Christmas Cocktail Glasses and Paper Coasters Tutorial Using Adhesive Vinyl and Heat Transfer Vinyl post.

I hope you're inspired to try adding adhesive vinyl on balloons for your next party! How great would it be to have personalized name balloons for a first birthday party or imagine a wedding party with the couples’ names adorning giant bouquets of balloons? The possibilities are truly endless!

I don't know about you, but I love finding inexpensive ways to elevate party decor. Craftables makes it easy and affordable to do just that with their ever-expanding selection of vinyl products. From Adhesive Vinyl and Heat Transfer Vinyl, to Stencil Vinyl and Transfer Tape, you can find everything you need on the Craftables website.

About the Author


My name is Kayla and I’m a DIY loving mom of 3, living in North Carolina. I absolutely love creating! It doesn’t matter if it’s refinishing furniture or paper crafting, I love it all. I’m a former blogger for Silhouette America and current blogger for Cricut so I know the ins and outs of both machines and love teaching beginners all of the handy tips and tricks. Come visit my blog at or follow me on Instagram @kayla_made.

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