Follow this tutorial and make your balloon garland in no time!
Looking at pictures of balloon garland projects I must admit that even I was skeptical of trying it out due to the risk of failing. You see all these beautiful garlands and honestly it looks so difficult! Well, this past weekend I decided to give it a try and I’m happy I did! Without the proper supplies doing a garland can take time but it’s almost a fail-proof project. Once you have all the balloons blown up and start connecting them, you can change their positions around until you really achieve the look you’re looking for. A little tip: adding some green foil to the garland takes your project to another level!
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Step #1: Blow balloons up
This is possibly one of the most time consuming parts of this project. BUT you can do yourself a huge favor if you decide to invest on an electric balloon pump instead of a manual pump.
Step #2: Connect all balloons using garland tape
Once all your balloons are blown up proceed to connect them with the garland tape. Starting at one end of the tape, pass the mouth of the balloon through the holes of the tape, as shown in the picture below. Continue to do this until you have the desired length for this garland strip. You can either do one big garland strip or join many smaller garland strips, it’s up to you.
Step #3: Position your giant strip of balloons
Envision where you would like to position your garland. When I say this project is almost fail proof is because if you don’t like the aesthetics of your garland, you can always add or remove balloons as you wish to create the perfect look.
To position your garland safely you have two options. If your garland is not too heavy you can position it using duck tape or strings attached to the garland tape. If your garland is heavier or has a more sophisticated shape that you would like to maintain, I would suggest using a thin wire mesh to place under the garland to give it the 3-D form you wish and to also offer an extra support for the weight.
Step #4: Add extras
When you have your garland positioned and ready to go, add some extra decorations to make it stand out! Green foil is a great option, you can use natural or artificial and it will look great! Also, some gold letter balloons give it a nice touch.
Step #5: Share your master pieces with us!
So, what did you think of the project? Did you try it out? How did it go? Let us know on the comments below!