It’s here! Finally! Today I’m sharing how to make this super fun balloon garland! It’s such a crowd pleaser and is the best way to add a ton of life to your party on a small budget. Plus I promise you it’s easy and ANYONE can do it!
Here’s what you’ll need:
Balloons (10-12 inches inflated)
Balloon pump (highly recommend this! It makes blowing up balloons SO easy and fast!)
1. First, determine length of your garland by measuring area to be covered.
2. Cut your balloon tape about 6 inches longer than desired length of garland to give you a little extra wiggle room.
3. Decide on your ballon pattern. The easiest pattern for the garland is a random mix of 3-5 colors. If you decide to do a solid section (like the rainbow garland from Sadie’s party pictured above) you’ll need to start in the middle of your garland and work your way out on each side.
4. Inflate balloons with your balloon pump. Start with 3-4 balloons of each color.
5. When tying the inflated balloon, it helps to tie it twice if you can, creating a bigger knot. That way it won’t accidentally slip through the hole on the balloon tape. But it’s not necessary if you find it too hard.
6. The balloon tape has an alternating pattern of small and large holes. The small holes are a little more difficult to insert balloon into, so I mostly stuck with the larger hole.
7. Place first balloon through a hole about 3 inches from the end of the tape. Continue placing balloons in every third to fourth hole, alternating colors. The larger your balloons are, the farther apart they will need to be placed. You want the balloons to be close together but not so tight that you can’t move them a bit to make the shape and color pattern you want.
8. Alternate placing balloons from the top of the tape downward and from the bottom of the tape upward. The tape may get twisted as the garland grows, but that is ok.
9. Inflate more balloons as needed and continue placement until tape is filled to within 3 inches of the end.
10. If you are placing the garland above a window, place a small nail on top of each end of the window frame and one in the middle.
11. Secure the end of the balloon tape to the nail (Put one of the tape holes over the nail or use twist tie or tape to secure).
12. Stand back and look at shape and color pattern. If corrections are needed, you can switch balloons or add additional balloons using empty holes in the tape.
The garland can be made and hung several days before your event and it will still look great! I hope this helps! If you have any questions, drop them in the comment section!
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