How to make your own balloon garland

How to make your own balloon garland

 

When your 9 year old requests a rainbow themed garden party for his 9th birthday who am I to say no! I’m all for making George’s dreams and wishes come true, especially because a little something called Coronavirus got in the way of our original plans. I set about researching decorations and stumbled across balloon garlands. I knew instantly that this would make him smile. And it did.

I had so many direct messages after posting a photo on Insta I thought I’d pop a how to up on the blog.

At first I reached out to a local business for a price, I couldn’t imagine being able to create something like this myself. But, after receiving a £150 quotation I knew I had to find another way. It wasn’t possible to pay that much money but it was possible to attempt to create my own version. And it only cost me £10. I stumbled across a you tube tutorial on Insta and with the help of a friend we made a plan. And here’s…

 

 

How to make your own balloon garland

 

Step 1

You need 100 multi-coloured balloons. String. Glue dots (to attach the smallest balloons). Balloon pumps – electric if you can source one. We used hand pumps but it does take longer. I would also cut 100 pieces of string – the size should be the size of your palm to middle finger.

*Top tips – I would order a spare 30-50 balloons as some will pop in the process. And if like me you had the hottest day of the year balloons do in fact pop in intense heat. In total I replaced 50 balloons over two days. I purchased our balloons from ebay and topped up with ones from the post office and ASDA. We all preferred the quality and variety of colours in the ASDA bunch.

 

Step 2

Blow up 100 balloons -this is how many I used to achieve this size garland.

Blow them up in a mixture of sizes – all of equal importance. We split the numbers down as follows; large x 40, medium x 30 and small x 30. Be sure not to blow them up too much so that their shape becomes cone like. If this happens – you want to let some air out so that they become round in shape. The small balloons are used to plug the gaps. And help to add shape and fullness.

*Top tip – Plan out your colours, we failed on this part and didn’t have enough variety across all sizes.

 

Step 3

Follow this You Tube Tutorial. It really is that simple.

*Top tip – pour a glass of wine and grab a friend to help you (socially distant of course). The whole process took 2 of us 3 hours. It was worth it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to make your own balloon garland

 

 

 

 

And that’s how to make your own balloon garland. I would love to know if you try making your own.

The KA Edit
The KA Edit

I’m Kerri-Ann or KA as my friends call me, always found with a cup of coffee in one hand and my camera in the other. I have a huge passion for photography, fitness, fashion and family travel. I started this blog in 2014. It began as my creative outlet after becoming a mummy to our little boy George Archie. I started out blogging about parenting and over the years it has evolved into a blog that covers lifestyle, fashion, family and travel. Today TheKAEdit is ultimately a life and style blog. Thank you for reading x x

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