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DIY Balloon Garland

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.

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Balloons and a hand pump.


Start with separating your balloons in two piles…large and small.

Blown up balloons on the floor.

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.

A clear bag for the balloons.

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.

Attaching all the balloons together.

Pictured Here

Here you can see I used every other circle for a full garland look.

Rows of balloons in white, peach, clear and yellow all attached together.

Almost Done

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.

Attaching the balloons to the wall with a hook and string.

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.

Showing a command strip with the balloon.

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.

Placing the balloon garland on the wall.

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!

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