I have seen balloon garland’s all over Pinterest and all over my Instagram feed. I was determined to make one, and I did it! So here’s how to make a balloon garland in less than an hour.
I highly recommend having a partner because it will make it more efficient and speed up the whole process.
How To Make A Balloon Garland
What You’ll Need
It took me about 75 balloons for this garland.
String and Nails to hang it up
Step 1: Blow up the balloons
This little electric air pump was a total time and lung saver. Just simply pop the balloon over it you are good to go. One important note when blowing up the balloons is to make everything a little more symmetrical, we didn’t blow up the balloons all the way to give it more of a circle/round shape rather than an oblong one.
Step 2: Put the knot through the balloon strip
If you have someone helping this is where it goes A LOT faster. Jared was blowing up the balloons then handing them to me to attach.
This balloon strip was a lifesaver. I watched tutorials on YouTube where people tied 4 balloons together with fishing wire, but no one has time for this. This little strip saved so much time and was the perfect guide.
At first, I got nervous because I was doing every hole and it started to curl up on its self but as you keep going it flattens out, so don’t stress if that happens to you!
Step 3: Attach it to the wall
We just used a nail and then wrapped some string around the balloon garland strip and voila! We hung this up at about 5 PM, the party started at 7 and we left it up until 5 PM the next day and it held strong.
We also made the whole garland the night before and then hung it up the next day with no problems. I would not recommend the clear balloons with confetti for the outside. Due to the heat and humidity, they became cloudy, which wasn’t a big deal but something to think about!
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I LOVE balloon garlands and have always wondered how to make them!! This is so fun and helpful!
Those balloon strips are a real lifesaver for this effect, and the payoff is so good!
It’s a total time and stress saver for sure! So glad you agree!