Balloon garlands are all the rage for parties, holidays, events, open houses and so many special occasions. They are great as a backdrop for photos at birthday parties, anniversaries, and weddings.
You can watch a video that Trendy Tree made to learn how to make a balloon garland. It’s surprisingly easy!
- Use 50# test clear fishing line. Measure the length of your garland and allow a few extra feet on each end. Place some tape on the end of your line
- To avoid the “nipple effect” use quality balloons. Look for a brand name like Qualatex from Burton & Burton.
- If you plan to make balloon garlands often, buy a $20 electric balloon inflator at Amazon. Carrie says the $20 works as well as the more expensive ones.
- Inflate balloons, then release some air getting a more rounded shape versus the standard balloon shape.
- Just stretch the neck of the balloon and tie it. Tie two or three balloons together instead of adding them one by one to your garland. Add a balloon cluster.
- Wrap the fishing line around the cluster a few times, keeping them snug together. Make your balloon garland as long as desired.
- Fill in any gaps with extra balloons.
- Keep balloons away from children and pets.
- Dispose of balloons properly.
- Balloons are for decoration only.
Balloon garlands are great for school projects. Just use the school colors!
Below is a huge garland that had been created for a business lobby. I just love the clear balloons! They look like bubbles that have just landed)))
Carrie and Ashleigh did the tutorial for the balloon garland at my house. The white, gold, and champagne would be perfect for a golden anniversary. Too bad ours has already passed!
I love these rich fall colors! The balloons look like big marbles! I didn’t even know you could get balloon in those colors.
Here are a few images of the balloon garland Carrie and the crew from Trendy Tree did for Carrie’s house last year for Halloween.
The team added in a ghost and spider to give the balloon garland more interest….and spookiness…..is that a word?
They started with some really big balloons at the base of the staircase and then used assorted sizes and colors. Carrie says you can even purchase clear balloons and double-stuff them to make interesting colors too or for color-specific matching.
When It’s Over?
Just pop the balloons! Be sure to discard the balloons properly and keep them away from kids and pets.
Balloons are a great way to add huge pops of color to your party decorations. They lighten the mood so to speak))) They are cheerful, everyone loves them, and not terribly expensive to create if you do them yourself. Hand pumps are available at places like Walmart or Dollar Tree.
But take my advice, if you think you will be making more than one or two balloon garlands, invest in a $20 pump from Amazon. You’ll be glad you did)))