I recently learned how to make balloon garlands! It is so fun to see the finished product. It’s very time consuming – if you’re working alone. If you can round up a few extra hands you could get it done in about 2 hours. These both took me about 5 hours. The first time I had help and the second time I didn’t. I knew what I was doing the second time around so it was easier! These are the perfect statement for any party… birthday, wedding, baby shower, bridal shower, bachelorette… you name it! Here is a detailed post about how I make them. There are a lot of ways you can make these – this is just what works best (and easiest) in my opinion!
- latex balloons (I think I used about 60)
- balloon pump (you can find these anywhere – here’s one on amazon)
Blow up all the balloons. I sat and watched a show while blowing them up and it went really quick! Make sure you blow them up all different sizes!
Cut the twine in about 5-6inch strands.
Tie a strand of twine in a knot on each balloon.
Now it’s time to start creating your garland! The easiest way I’ve found to do this part it to tape my twine to two chairs so I can easily tie the balloons on. (This time I used a thicker rope but not necessary, you can use your same twine that you cut into strands)
Start tying your balloons onto your twine. There is no wrong or right way to tie them on. If you’re including any polka dot balloons or want a certain pattern, just tie them on in the order you want it to look! Once you get a handful of them tied on – you can start sliding them tight together and see how your pattern is forming! You just continue doing this until you have the desired length.
Tip: the tighter you press the balloons together – the more stiff your garland will be. If you don’t press them as tight together, you will have more flexibility when you’re ready to hang and shape your arch!
Time to hang it where you want to show your statement! We just used two nails & tied an extra piece of twine onto the original twine to create a knot to slip around the nail. We did two nails (one at the start of the garland, and one on the end before it hangs down). You can place your nails wherever necessary to make it fit the space your hanging it!
This one was for a graduation party with school colors. If you’re doing one for a girl – I love the look when you add greenery and flowers! Get creative with it. If you end up making one and need any questions – please ask. Also, send me your masterpieces:)