How to Make a Balloon Bouquet Step-By-Step
Balloon bouquets are a fantastic way to add pizzazz and excitement for any occasion. They are great for a birthday, wedding, baby shower, or any other occasion that could use something fun.
These bouquets can become centerpieces at the tables and events. Have you ever wondered how to make a balloon bouquet?
You would be surprised how easy it is. All it takes is a few materials, some craftiness, and excellent resources. You’ll have an inexpensive, eye-catching decoration for your next event.
Want to learn more? Let’s *pop* right into it…
How to Make a Balloon Bouquet: The Materials
A balloon bouquet requires a few, basic materials to get started:
- 3 to 7 Mylar or latex balloons
- Centerpiece (such as a stuffed animal or container)
Balloons can be purchased at superstores like Wal-Mart, however there are options available to purchase helium tanks to fill on your own.
Other items worth considering include:
These can be added inside or outside the balloon to give it extra flair.
You may also want to make a DIY balloon sizer to create uniformed balloons in the design. This is a handy tool when you’re limited on space.
Ready to make a balloon bouquet?
How to Make a Balloon Bouquet: The Step-by-Step
Place materials on your workspace. If you are blowing into the balloons with your own lung power, take a moment to stretch the balloons so they are easier to fill. Otherwise, keep the balloons in a large bag so they do not risk popping while floating near the ceiling.
Here’s how to make a balloon bouquet:
- Inflate the balloons according to desired size and specs using the DIY balloon sizer (mentioned above)
- Choose a mix of Mylar and colorful latex balloons to create a dramatic effect and variance in the design
- Tie ribbon to the base of each balloon and begin positioning them to find the appropriate length of the ribbon
- Once satisfied in the design, tie the ribbons together and snip excess parts at the base
- Attach the balloons to a centerpiece of your choosing
- Optional: Add glitter, confetti, and other markings to the balloons
There you have it — pretty easy, right?
You could add extra flair by curling the ribbons, adding small LED lights, including candy, and experimenting with the centerpiece. Have fun with it!
Keep in mind that a bouquet is 3 to 7 balloons (for tables) and 5 to 12 (for floors). An odd and even number of balloons creates a “stacked” or “cascaded” form which is pleasing to the eye. It’s typical to use an odd number of balloons but give a try to an even amount — get creative and make it your own!
Resources & Creative Inspiration
There is a limitless amount of possibilities when it comes to creating a balloon bouquet. It’s limited only by your creativity.
Here are additional resources and creative inspirations:
- 25+ balloon bouquet ideas (via Pinterest)
- DIY Floral Balloon Bouquet (via Martha Stewart)
- 15 Creative Ways to Use Balloons (via Mazelmoments.com)
Want more? Get in touch at 1-800-343-4347, or come on over to our balloon store. Here you will find inspiration and the right materials to create a wonderful fixture for your next event.