I am sharing my easy tutorial on how to make a balloon garland that looks amazing for any party or holiday!
Ok friends… here it is as promised! DIY Balloon Garland! It’s Super Easy with my step by step tutorial and adds the perfect touch to any party or holiday event!
Below, I’ve linked the supplies that are needed to create this DIY project. I also used a dual action hand pump to blow the balloons up. You’ll be blowing up a lot of balloons, so It’ll be nice to have the help of a pump.
You can always buy a kit to make things even easier. And they even make electric balloon pumps too! Click the images blow to show. *These links are affiliates and if used I make a small commission at no coast to you.
Click on the image above to be directed to an Etsy seller who puts the best package together. It includes everything you need including the hand pump all for around $60! Let’s get started on this balloon tutorial!
Start with separating your balloons in two piles…large and small.
Blow Up Balloons
Blow up the large and small balloons. Next, bag up all the small balloons to attach later to the garland. You should have around 70 large and 70 small balloons to make a garland between 10 and 14 feet.
Attach The Balloons
Insert the neck of the large balloons through the punched hole after pushing through the plastic circle. Use every other hole for a fuller look or every third for a longer DIY balloon garland.
Here you can see I used every other circle for a full garland look.
Your garland should look similar to the picture above after attaching all the large balloons. Arrange the colors however you like them. Whether that’s ombre or by spreading the colors out evenly. If you’re not able to assemble the balloon garland at your venue, you can do up until this part at your house and then travel with it and attach it to the wall before adding the smaller balloons. Fold the garland in half by pulling the leftover plastic strand up to the top of the garland, then with another person’s help, carry the garland one on each side to a van with seats folded down. Garland will be large and hard to travel with.
Attach To Wall
Next, use command strips by attaching the strip to the wall and then tie a piece of string around the plastic part of the garland and then hook the string around the garland like the image above. Measure your string beforehand because of the size of the balloons the garland will sit far away from the wall. Do the same to the other side. I like to have a tail running down on one side, but you can hang your garland however you like.
Attach your small balloons
Next, use your glue tabs to fill in the gaps on your garland and add volume as well. Attach the glue dot to the small balloons and stick to any large balloon on the DIY garland. Once the dot is attached it doesn’t move well, so be sure to place your small balloons where you want them.
Layer The Small Balloons
Try and layer your small balloons on top of one another to add color and dimension to your garland. It’s really hard to mess this part up. You should be working with about two garbage bags full of balloons, so you’ll have plenty to add balance to the garland. And voila! A knockout decoration is created and this DIY balloon garland is perfect for any function that you want to add that wow factor to!