A balloon weight can be reused by simply untieing or cutting the ribbon from the weight. Be careful not to cut the weight, the tab attached to the weight, or yourself when doing so.
If you have a foil weight and want to change the color of the weight, you can wrap the weight in new tissue paper, cellophane, cloth, or even a used foil balloon (see images below).
This is a magenta foil weight wrapped in a used blue foil balloon. The balloon was cut at the seal, then wrapped around the weight and tied with a ribbon to create a multi-colored flower effect.
If the weight comes with a pre-attached ribbon:
- You can cut the ribbon from the weight and throw it away.
- You can cut off the neck of the balloon and reuse both parts.
Ensure the weight meets the weight requirement for the new balloons being used.