DIY: Balloon Countdown To Your Long-Distance Love

One of the more exciting parts of being in an ldr is counting down the days until you see your person again. Marking down days on  calendar can be fun, but if you’re a little extra this DIY is definitely for you.

What You’ll Need
•Sewing Needle





First, grab some balloons, any balloons!! You can use as many as you’d like, for the sake of this tutorial we’re going to use 5. Next gather the rest of the items on the list. You can download your free printables at the end of this article! 

Once you have all your materials you can start putting your countdown together!

Step One

Blow up your balloons.

Step Two

Thread your needle with your string or twine, and thread that through the bottom lips of the balloons.
If you don’t have a needle and string, you can space your balloons out and tie the string around the bottoms. Leave room on either side for your printables.

Step Three

Scroll to the bottom of the page to download your free printables! Once that’s done punch two holes in the top corners of your printables in order to thread those along with your balloons.

Step Four

Cut the extra string off and use some tape to hang up your masterpiece!


This balloon counter can be so fun for counting down for anything, especially seeing your partner! This way you actually get to see the days go by! If you’re feeling even more crafty you can fill the balloons with confetti, or decorate them however you’d like. It’s up to you!


We at LDD would LOVE to see all your countdowns! Share them with us here in the comments, on Facebook or Instagram! Use the hashtag #LDRRCOUNTDOWN so we can see your beautiful creations!

Free Printables Below!

(click to download!)

About Jaymiee

Jaymiee is a writer for Long Distance Diaries. She is a graduate with her BS in Marketing, and has been in a very long distance relationship for over six years.