Mylar balloons are quite a hit when it comes to celebrating special occasions. These shiny and colourful balloons come in various shapes, numbers, alphabets, and sizes, making them perfect for fancy decoration. But, do you know these balloons are made up of nylon and non-biodegradable material with a shiny metallic coating? While they last a few days when inflated with helium, the non-porous material makes the disposal a tough job. So, if we wish to continue using balloons, finding the best ways to reuse them or dispose of them properly is also essential. We have found some fun ideas to reuse mylar foil balloons to avoid harming the environment. And when you’ve reused them enough, know how to dispose of them wisely.
Photo Frame Backdrops
If decoration is what you love, then you can give your beautiful photo frames a shiny backdrop with mylar balloons. Be it a dried flower frame or pretty pictures, shiny mylar will give a sparkly touch-up.
Got some old and faded Christmas decorations at home? Make Christmas baubles, tinsels and tree toppers fresh and new with Mylar foil wrap and decorate your Christmas tree with everything shiny.
Some foil balloons are thick. And if you have enough of them, you can tape them together to make a waterproof carpet for your home, picnic visits and car. The material is easy to clean, can be washed with water and will help you save bucks.
Shiny wrapping papers can be easily replaced with shiny mylar balloon wrapping. All you need is a pair of scissors, tape and some creativity. Make beautiful gift wraps in various designs with different colours of Mylar balloons.
Keeping shoes clean and shiny during daily errands or in the rainy season is next to impossible. But, when you have some mylar foil material handy, you can make baggy covers to wrap your shoes and keep them dry and clean. Then, secure the mouth of the bag with ribbons or elastic, and you’re ready to go.
So, these were some unusual ways to reuse the old mylar foil balloons after the celebration. However, if you do not wish to reuse the Mylar, know that they can also be recycled.
Recycling centres for balloons in Dubai and other parts of the UAE are quite popular and easy to find. Find a local recycling centre around your place and give your balloons a second life.