Make Latex Balloons Garland
Get your party poppin' with balloon decorations your guests will be amazed you created yourself! DIY balloon garlands are popular party decorations that can be used for any and every occasion including birthdays, baby showers, weddings, and more. These decorations make a huge statement and are an easy way to enhance your party space. Whether used as a photo backdrop or as entryway decor, the possibilities for customizing balloon garlands are endless. Since no helium is needed, you can make balloon garlands the day before your event to save time and make day-of party set up a breeze.
We'll show you two basic balloon garland techniques: latex balloon garlands made with balloon decorating strips and classic party balloons and foil balloon garlands, which are created using fishing line and round balloons. Once you're feeling ready to create, shop all balloons and garland kits to match your party theme.
We know this looks intimidating but trust us, you've got this! With the help of a balloon arch decorating strip you'll be able to create this balloon garland in no time. This clear plastic strip acts as a template for your garland, holding up to 12 latex balloons per foot which makes assembly easy. To make this balloon garland, you'll need 85 latex balloons in a variety of colors. Keep reading for details on how to create your own.
What you'll need:
- 85 12in latex balloons
- Balloon pump (optional)
- Balloon arch decorating strip
- Command hooks
- Double-sided tape (optional)
Step 1: Inflate balloons & attach to decorating strip
The easiest way to create a large garland is to create two smaller garlands and piece them together. Begin by inflating all balloons with air and tying a knot at the end. Measure your decorating strip where you plan to hang the garland to determine how long you want each section: one garland will hang horizontally, the other vertically.
Insert knotted ends of balloons into decorating strip holes and gently pull balloon knots through the holes to secure. Alternate balloon sizes and colors as you attach balloons. Leave a portion of balloon strip unused on either end of the garland.
Step 2: Hang first garland
Get a friend to help determine the ideal position for the garland on the wall. Since you left a little extra length of decorating strip on either side of your garland, you can hang the balloon strip directly onto Command hooks using the empty holes.
Step 3: Hang second garland
Use two more Command hooks to hang your second garland vertically. Make sure the garlands overlap to create the effect that this is a single garland! Cover any holes with additional green balloons using double-sided tape.
Step 4: Add thematic details
Cut long strips of table cover to achieve the cascading colors on the opposite side of your garland. Top it off with decorations that match your theme: we used these ultra-cute paper flowers for a pop of tropical color! Use double-sided tape or Sticky Tack to attach. If you're making this garland for a different theme, you can use letter balloons to finish your garland.
And it's done!