Cactus Balloon Centerpiece DIY

by Vanessa Coppola
Cactus Balloon Centerpiece
Close up of cactus balloon centerpiece with paper flower
Cactus Balloon Centerpiece table

Living in Arizona, I might have a slight obsession with all things cactus related. Lucky for me, a cactus themed party would work for just about any occasion: baby showers, bridal showers, graduations, birthday parties and more. Keep reading for a super easy and cute cactus centerpiece tutorial using balloons! 

Cactus Centerpiece Supplies


  • Kiwi Green Balloons
  • Kiwi Green Mini Balloons
  • Electric Balloon Pump
  • Bright Floral Banner
  • Terracotta Pots (Medium and Small)
  • Black Permanent Marker
  • Double Sided Tape or Adhesive Dots
Close Up of Finished Balloon Inlfator


1. Blow up your balloons. You’ll need 1 - 12” and 2 - 5” green balloons per centerpiece. I highly recommend using an electric pump if you are creating several centerpieces.

Close Up of Blank Balloons

2. Place a 12” balloon, with the tie facing down, in the larger terracotta pot. Place a 5” balloon, with the tie facing down, in the smaller terracotta pot. 

Close Up of Balloon Drawing

3. Draw small “V” shapes on the balloons using a permanent marker. 

Close Up of Second Balloon Attachment

4. Attach a 5” balloon to the side of the 12” balloon with double sided tape or adhesive dots. You’ll want to make sure that the tie can’t be seen from the front. 

Close Up of Paper Flowers

5. Assemble the paper flowers. I used the floral pieces from a flower banner from Party City and just skipped placing the stems on the flowers. Attach to the balloons, as shown in the photos, using double sided tape or adhesive dots.

Close Up of Finished Balloon Cactus Centerpiece

6. Place your cactus centerpiece on a striped table runner and decorate with some fun maracas and piñata plates.

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