03 Oct

DIY Balloon Pumpkin Patch {Easy & Fast!}

halloween pumpkin patch craft

This is one absolutely JACK-O-TASTIC tutorial! Sara Schmutz of Confetti Sunshine came up with the brilliant idea of how to craft up some spunky little pumpkins! Enjoy this DIY Balloon Pumpkin Patch for yourself or the older kids… it’s an easy Halloween craft (they take no time at all!) and festive party treat idea in one.

halloween pumpkin patch craft


halloween pumpkin patch craft


So I think these are adorable. And, so does my daughter. Plus, they are extremely easy and enjoyable to make. You seriously need to try it out. My plan is to make a ton of these little treat filled balloons and make a create a pumpkin patch for an upcoming Halloween party.

I haven’t done it yet, but I am planning on scattering my pumpkins all in a room and letting the kids come in and pick their pumpkins in my little pumpkin patch. I am excited and I am sure the kids will be too!


– 9 inch (or smaller) Orange Balloons
– Candy
– Green party fringe
– Black sharpie
– School glue


1. Stuff your balloon as full as possible before inflating. (I was able to get 3-5 small treats in each balloon.)
2. Blow the balloon up and tie the end.
3. Glue some green party fringe around the top of the balloon to represent the stem and vines.
4. Draw your favorite pumpkin faces onto the balloons. (With the candy in the balloon, the balloon should be able to stand on the top without a problem.)

halloween pumpkin patch craft


Happy Halloween!

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October 3, 2013 at 10:00 am


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October 3, 2013 at 10:30 am

Rose Marie Massaro SAYS:

This is adorable! We’re planning a pumpkin carving party and I think this would be so cute as another fun activity! Thank you!

October 3, 2013 at 12:08 pm

All in a Soiree SAYS:

I’ve been wanting to do an easy Halloween diy and loving this idea

October 3, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Jesse SAYS:

Thankyou for providing an easy and quick Halloween idea. Still looks really effective and fun.

October 3, 2013 at 3:01 pm

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October 4, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Anca SAYS:

I like to see homemade Halloween decorations ideas!

October 7, 2013 at 12:39 am

Fête-Moi-Rire.com SAYS:

That’s a really nice idea ! So easy and fun ! And children love it. Thanks a lot. ;)

October 7, 2013 at 4:10 am

Cindy deRosier SAYS:

I’m the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your balloon pumpkin patch! You can see it here:


Thanks for a cute project idea!

October 9, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Bev Petit SAYS:

So they pop the balloon to get the candy?

September 3, 2014 at 3:19 pm

Jess SAYS:

What kind of glue did you use for the fringe?

September 8, 2014 at 8:52 am

Stephanie SAYS:

Any ideas to change it into a Christmas themed treat? We usually host a kids christmas party each year, this would be a neat parting gift if I can figure out how to make it ‘christmas-y’!

September 16, 2014 at 9:17 am

Amanda SAYS:

Hey! I liked your idea of Christmas themed so I did a little searching and found a little snowman made out of balloons. The whole snowman would be a bit big but i think just doing the head would work great! I cant add a picture here so im going to try to add the link to the pin i pinned… http://www.pinterest.com/pin/444097213229477762/

September 29, 2014 at 6:20 pm

M Stark SAYS:

Make a snowman face…or a glitzy ornament!

October 28, 2014 at 2:34 pm

Julie Deane SAYS:

Use white or yellow balloons and red, green, blue, and silver markers and let them design Christmas Orniments. You can even use a black marker and draw outlines for them to color in… Like chevron pattern, big round dots, stars etc.

October 18, 2015 at 7:47 am

jenn s. SAYS:

Great idea, Julie!! :)

October 18, 2015 at 2:23 pm

Carrie Ballou Racine SAYS:

that seems like the only way to get the candy out.

September 20, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Georgia stackhouse SAYS:

The children’s SAFETY should be considered first over something that is cute and fast to make. Balloons are in the top five of accidents that kill children 3 years old and younger. Think about the message that you are sending to children. It would be their instinct to bite the balloon to get the treat.

October 12, 2014 at 4:56 pm

jenn s. SAYS:

Hi Georgia –
Thanks for your note. It’s true that balloons are listed as a potential choking hazard for very young children. Most articles say that balloons are fine after age 7 or 8, so this is a cute project or party favor idea for older kids, teens/tweens, or grown ups.

October 13, 2014 at 5:56 am

Dawn SAYS:

Where did you find 9 inch orange balloons?? I’ve searched Party City, Hobby Lobby & Spirit Halloween store & am unable to find smaller than 12 inch. ? :(

October 16, 2014 at 2:27 pm
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