Balloon garlands, arches, balloon backdrops – whatever you call them – are a fun and inexpensive way to create a customized decoration for any party or event!
Read our FAQs before you start for everything you need to know
How far in advance can I make a balloon garland?
We recommend to make your garland the day before to give you enough time to complete your garland but still have your balloons looking fantastic!
How many balloons will I need?
To complete a 5m long garland using our Garland Plastic Strip, you will need at least 100 balloons to make it look pretty. However you may need to use even more balloons if you are using lots of mini balloons or are not fully inflating them.
What size balloons do I need?
You can use any size balloons, from 12cm mini balloons to giant 90cm ones!
Do the balloons have to be inflated with helium?
Not at all! Inflate them with air and hang your garland tape from a hook. (We use 3M hooks for our shop displays)
What you need:
- Garland Plastic Strip – this is a must-have!
- Balloons – check out our balloon bar to find the perfect match for your event
- A pump – this is optional but will make inflating your balloons a lot quicker and easier! An electric pump will make inflating even quicker!
- Additional decorations – ribbons, feathers, flowers, palm leaves – anything that you want to add to your garland
Step 1: Inflate your balloons and cut your strip or line to the desired length
Step 2: If using our Garland Plastic Strip it is as simple as inserting your balloons into the pre-cut holes. Insert in each hole or skip some to create the desired effect.
Tip! Two small balloons can be inserted into one hole from each side to add more volume to your graland
Or cut short lengths of the clear line and tie to the bottom of your balloons, attach these shorter lengths to your long piece of garland line in your desired pattern. Repeat this same process if using a hula-hoop
Step 3: Attach any final decorations you want to add and attach to a wall or ceiling using 3M hooks
Tip! Try our Balloon Glue Dots to add extra balloons to your garland and add a bit of volume to it – just stick balloons together with these super sticky dots.
View our range of supplies here
And check out our Pinterest Board for some more inspiration!