When we celebrate a birthday, a wedding, a baptism, or another special occasion to celebrate, we always think of invitations and gifts, wishes, and festive outfits. But let’s not forget that the essential element of every party is the atmosphere. Your mood depends on the atmosphere created, which depends on the original decorations you are going to make. Flowers and balloons are two essential components of the decoration of any celebration. Even one balloon is enough to bring a touch of magic to the home or any party and imagine the effect that an arch of balloons will have on the mood of young and old. It comes in many variations – festive, fun, thematic. You can design virtually anything and make it with balloons of different shapes, sizes, and colors.
Balloons are a primary material for unique creations. You can make sculptures, arches, and clouds out of them! A balloon arch can be installed at the entrance of a store or a bar during its inauguration, but also at a family celebration to please the children, your spouse, or your friends. It can decorate a table, a wall, a garden, a big birthday present, even a cake, and its variations are numerous. The variations of making a balloon arch differ depending on the materials and attaching the balloons. You can tie the balloons with string, wire, or decorative tape. You can even make an arch by linking the tails of the balloons to each other. It’s as easy as child’s play!
First variant – arch of balloons with a decoration strip
- Helium bottle for balloons
- Floating balloon decoration strip
- Ordinary size balloons and mini balloons in the desired colors
- Adhesive glue dots
- Balloon string
- Inflate the balloons using the pump and tie them
- Slip the knot of a regular-sized balloon through the first hole in the decorative strip
- Leave a few holes empty and tie the next balloon bypassing its knot through the other side
- Continue to alternate sides and colors of the balloons until you have a strip that is as long as you want.
- Using the glue dots, add the mini balloons to fill the holes on the arch
- Cut the strip after the last balloons and tie a piece of string at each end
- Tie the strings to the chosen piece of furniture or wherever you want to tie your balloon arch.
Second variant – arch of balloons with a rope and cool drawing ideas.
- Jute twine
- Several different sized balloons (30-60, depending on your preferred arch length)
- Elastic bands
- Helium bottle for balloons decoration
- Artificial palm leaves
- Inflate the balloons of different sizes and tie them to the string. It’s easier to do this with rubber bands to move them as you want quickly
- Add more balloons by grouping them. You can alternate fully inflated balloons with half-inflated balloons. Also, varying sizes and colors to create an original design
- Add palm leaves between the balloons by twisting them around the string.
- Balloon pump
- Eucalyptus sprigs
- Cut the line to the wanted period leaving enough room to tie the ends
- Lift the string and tie it so that you can secure the inflated balloon decoration. You can use the backs of two chairs
- For each balloon, cut a three-inch piece of string and tie it once around its tail.
- Start to tie the balloons on the long string by making a double knot for each and bring each balloon to the one in front of it
- Alternate sizes, and if you want, colors, and continue to get a lovely arch
- Tie eucalyptus sprigs between the balloons and hang the garland
One of the variations of the balloon arch is the balloon cloud. You can see several photos below of this pretty decoration, and here are some easy steps to follow to achieve the shadow on the previous images:
- Opaque balloons and transparent balloons
- 1 balloon stick
- Balloon pump
- Fully inflate an opaque balloon and a pearl balloon and tie them together
- Inflate two beaded balloons and one opaque balloon so that they are slightly smaller than the balloons of the previous pair
- Tie these three balloons together. It’s good to use odd numbers to get an irregular cluster
- Inflate the last four balloons to a size smaller than the medium size balloons and tie them in pairs
- Take the cluster of fully inflated balloons and the cluster of medium-sized balloons and twist them together so that they are secure
- Take the two pairs and twist them around the large cluster
Balloon arch with fishing line
- Helium bottle for balloons
- Fishing line
- Blunt needle
- Cold glue gun to add extra balloons
- Blow up the balloons
- Pass the end of the fishing line through the hole in the needle and tie a reasonably large knot at the other end.
- Thread the needle through the knot of an inflated balloons
- Do the same with the other balloons and slide each ball along the line
- Cut the line and tie a knot near the last balloon
- Arrange nails or hooks depending on the shape you want your garland to be – adhesive hooks are the most straightforward solution
- Fill in the empty spaces of the arch by gluing the small balloon