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Monday, August 17, 2015

My Dad Thinks I'm a Princess

Ballon Art

This weekend was quite a busy one. House warming parties, birthdays, and family time. I can tell you one thing, I slept good last night!
My youngest sister's birthday is today (happy birthday Carol!), but since she has school today, she wanted to do something to celebrate yesterday. Enter The Princess Diaries.
It's always been one of my favorite movies, I can quote (almost) the whole movie. This scene is one of my favorites: 
It's way more complicated in real life, but just as fun as it looks! There are tons of different ways to do this, but if you've ever wondered how to recreate this in real life, read on.

Things you'll need:
Acrylic Paint
Water Balloons
Water Bottles (with the squirt tops)
Lots of towels/tarps

Step 1: Fill empty water bottles with about 50% paint, 50% water. It doesn't have to be perfect and you may need to adjust it depending on the color and consistency on the canvas.
Step 2: Fill water balloons with paint mixture. This takes practice and patience--and this is where you will likely get the messiest!
Step 3: Tie off balloons and fasten them to the canvas. We used pushpins at the top of the canvas (see image above)
Step 4: Throw darts at balloons and watch the art come alive!
Balloons Dart Art
Don't get discouraged if you are terrible at throwing darts--it takes practice! Also, the darts may make small holes in your canvas, but the paint covers it up!
The canvases came out so cute (it's on my Snapchat now--aellzey and Instagram--allison_ellzey) and it was the perfect way to spending a Sunday afternoon!


  1. That pink and gold canvas is ADORABLE! I never thought about doing this in real life, but now I totally want to try :) It would be a great sorority sisterhood event too!

  2. I saw this on your snapchat! I want to do this for my bedroom :)

  3. This would be so fun to do on a wall in a room where you just want to let go!

  4. Aw fun! Happy Birthday to your sister!

  5. Awe this looks like so much fun! It's one of my favorite movie scenes! I really want to do this now!

  6. LOVE the colors you chose! This is one of my favorite scenes from the movie and I've always wanted to do it -- can't wait to try it one day!

  7. It turned out so well! I love the gold! It looks so cute!

    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

  8. Loved seeing the snapchats. Yours turned out so good!!

  9. This looks SO fun! I love the outcome!

    Savannah from

  10. It turned out amazing!! I love the different shades of pink & gold. I think i'll try this.

  11. Whenever I saw this movie, I immediately wanted to try this but never did.
    Your canvases came out so dang cute!

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  12. How fun is this?! Looks like a great stress reliever after a long week!

  13. Haha that Princess Diaries GIF is everything! I've always wanted to do something like that!!

    How 2 Wear It []

  14. Ever since I saw that movie, I have wanted to try this! So fun that you actually tried it!

  15. Oh my goodness the Princess Diaries! As soon as I saw title of your post, that was immediately the movie that I thought of. This looks like a blast - I've always always always wanted to do this! Thanks for the tutorial :)

    Alessandra //

  16. I feel in love with this idea as soon as I seen it on your Snapchat, I LOVE the colors you picked!

  17. Oh my goodness, I LOVE this! Thanks for sharing such a great idea :) I need some art for my office, and this will be perfect!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  18. FABULOUS!!! This is soooo cool!! I must try this at once!!

    Nicole // Chronicles of Home

  19. OMG too bad I always wanted to try this yet never did! This looks like so much fun and the end result is actually gorgeous!
    The Fashionista's Diary

  20. LOVE how it turned out. I love the princess diaries too. Ann is such a great actress. I bet adding a pretty gold phrase across it would make it really stand out or black for that matter. Such a pretty painting!

  21. So creative and gorgeous! (And I love that movie too!)


  22. I've ALWAYS wanted to do this!!! Literally just turned to my husband and said we are doing this ASAP! Thanks for the inspo!

    xo Ashley

  23. I have ALWAYS wanted to try this!!! And yours came out so well! Mine would probably make it on Pinterest Fails.

    Diary of a Debutante

  24. This looks so much fun and I must try this!!!

  25. Heavens, you've re-created one of the best movie scenes. Now I HAVE to try this - the results are perfect!

    Coming Up Roses

  26. STOP, I remember this scene so well from the movie haha! I'm kind of obsessed with this post, I need to find a place where I can do this immediately! Maybe my mom will volunteer her driveway?

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

  27. My childhood dreams come true. This looks like so much fun! I want to go try it right now. The results are perfect!

    Alexis @

  28. Such a fun project! Tempted to make one for my dorm room :)

    As We Stumble Along

  29. I remember that movie! Your painting came out so well. I really want to try it!

  30. How cute! I love this idea! I absolutely love this movie. "Hair or Voltaire?" hahaha

    xo //

  31. OMG I love this! I've always wanted to try it when I first saw it on TPD!

  32. That's so fun! I'm definitley going to have to try that out! It seems like a fun thing to do with your girlfriends!

  33. Aaaaaaaaah!!! I LOVE that you guys did this!! Epic xx