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How to Create a DIY Balloon Garland

How to Create a DIY Balloon Garland  by popular party planning blogger The Celebration Stylist
Balloon garlands are very popular for parties right now. You can hang them up on walls or run them down tables. They add a whimsical pop of color and fun just about anywhere, for any theme. There are several different ways to create balloon garlands but this is the fastest, easiest method I have found. I like this method because you can easily arrange the balloons after you put them up. You can adjust how close together they are and which ones are facing the front to get the look you want. Alternatively, you can use balloon tape instead of a needle and fishing line but it does take longer.
How to Create a DIY Balloon Garland  by popular party planning blogger The Celebration Stylist

How to Create an Easy DIY Balloon Garland

1. Thread the needle with fishing line or twine and cut it as long as you want it with some extra slack for hanging. Mine will be about 6 feet.
How to Create a DIY Balloon Garland  by popular party planning blogger The Celebration Stylist
2. Blow up the balloons with a balloon pump (not helium) and knot them. I definitely recommend an electric balloon pump. Make some bigger and some smaller to create some dimension.
How to Create a DIY Balloon Garland  by popular party planning blogger The Celebration Stylist
3. Start to thread the twine through the end of the balloon that is past the knot. Mix different colors and sizes but don't worry about a specific pattern.
How to Create a DIY Balloon Garland  by popular party planning blogger The Celebration Stylist
4. Push the balloons all the way down to the end of the twine and keep going until your garland is full.
How to Create a DIY Balloon Garland  by popular party planning blogger The Celebration Stylist
5. You can move the balloons around a little bit on the string to arrange them how you like them. If you'd like to hang your balloon garland, the easiest way is to hang them with command hooks and some extra fishing line. I recommend the command hooks that have the paper adhesive strip, they seem to stick better and don't peel off paint like the clear adhesive does.

I like to use various size balloons but to give you an idea, 50 5" balloons creates about 5.5 feet of garland. For the garland above I used mostly 5" balloons with a few 11" balloons. I also usually love to throw in a couple 24" ones also. You can usually make your balloon garland a day or two in advance {as long as you're leaving it indoors} and it should still be good as new on party day. The higher quality balloons, the longer your DIY balloon garland will last. From my experience, Qualatex balloons are the best quality but there's many others that will work just as well.

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