Balloon Garlands – Ideas, Trends And DIY Tips

A balloon arch is such a fun addition to any celebration! They elevate the decor, emphasize the color scheme, and are a perfect way to put a custom spin on a party theme. A balloon arch is also a great backdrop for photos, dessert tables, and more. But they don’t have to be difficult to put together or cost an arm and a leg.

Balloon garlands are the latest and most stylish way to decorate for your special events. They make a great addition to any type of celebration and can really set the mood for a party. However, they need careful design and construction in order to make sure they last as long as possible and look as beautiful as possible whilst in use.

Balloon Sculptures

Balloon sculptures are the perfect way to show your guests that you care. They can be hung on the mantle of your fireplace, wrapped around the banister on your staircase, or even draped at the entrance of your party venue. When it comes to balloon garlands, you can choose from a wide variety of styles and colors – including organic shapes like squares and triangles.

Types and Models of Balloon Garlands

Traditional garlands are made from balloons of uniform size and a few colors – often, these come in three or four sections. They’re beautiful, but they can be pricey because they require a lot of work. The third type is the organic balloon garland, which is created by using natural materials like dried flowers and leaves. 

Organic balloon garlands are a more traditional and natural decoration. Their uniqueness makes them perfect for any occasion, from weddings to birthdays to Christmas. They’re also a great option for decorating businesses and organizations that want a more sustainable option to traditional garlands.

Garlands are so much fun to wrap around your home or office. If you’re looking for a creative way to spruce up your living space, garlands are the perfect solution. They’re inexpensive and easy to make, too! If you’re looking for some inspiration, check out these 12 gorgeous garland ideas.

The balloon garlands are a great way to add some flair to any party or event. They are perfect for birthdays, graduations, and even the upcoming holiday season. The design and construction of these garlands can be quite involved, so be prepared with a budget in mind before you begin your purchase.

Can You Make a Balloon Garland The Night Before?

Balloon garlands are a great way to add a splash of color and drama to any event. They can also be a bit intimidating for first time DIY-ers, especially if your event is only a few hours away! We love the idea of making a balloon garland the night before your party, because it’s a clever way to decorate your space before guests arrive. We also love that this idea requires very little effort.

All you need is a pump and some balloons to create this whimsical decoration. Planning a party is not as chaotic as it may seem. With these few key ingredients, you can make your next party a colorful hit. A little preparation can go a long way, simply by using the right tools to help you plan your event.

How Long Will My Balloon Garland Last?

This balloon garland will float for up to 2 days! That means you can use these balloons for 3 different events, with enough time to decorate before. These balloons are perfect for parties, baby showers, and more. You can create a balloon garland using helium-filled balloons, but you need to plan ahead and prepare your event well. 

You will need access to a helium tank and the appropriate amount of balloons for the day you want to create your garland. You can also use an alternative type of balloon, such as a latex balloon. In addition to their simplicity – all you really need is a robust pair of lungs or a balloon pump – air-filled balloons have the advantage of looking just as glorious as their helium-filled cousins, especially when crafted into a professional-looking balloon garland. These days, it’s easier than ever to find a balloon that matches your style and matches your budget.

How To Make a Balloon Arch?

For the end of this article we will not just give you 5 sentences and final thoughts. We will share a short practical guide for a balloon arch. Read the tips below to find out how to make it with a minimal time waste and materials on a budget. You can always change the components if you have experienced a better method of making a balloon arch. All great decorators have started with small steps and great imagination!


A balloon arch is the perfect way to add a pop of color and spunk to any party. It’s quick and easy to create, and best of all, it’s inexpensive. Whether you’re throwing a baby shower or anniversary party in your backyard or hosting a bridal shower in your living room, you’re in for a fun time when you create one! 

You’ll need to decide on a design before you start creating your arch. You can use a peg board or a command hook to attach to the wall, then place your ribbon across the hooks. When you’re done, simply take it down and put it away.

Supplies Needed

To make the balloons, grab a balloon hand pump and fill it with helium. To make the balloon’s surface flat, insert thin beading wire inside the balloon and tie a knot in the end. Next, insert a low-temp glue gun into a balloon and run around outside in a circular motion before pulling out and letting it dry.


For a balloon bouquet that’s a feast for the eyes, start by inflating your balloons. Next, think ahead about how many of each size you’d like, and about the ratio of colors that you’ll include. You’re also going to want to keep the balloons separate, so plan ahead on how you’re going to arrange them to make sure they look beautiful.

Tie The Balloon

And then, you’ll need to remove the extra balloon strings from your garland. To do this, hold the loose end of a balloon string firmly with one hand and pull it off with the other. It’s easier to do this if you start pulling from one end of the string and work toward the other. Repeat until all of the extra strings are gone.

Create a Garland

To create a festive look, you’ll need to use multiple colors. These will help you create a bright, fun garland that everyone will love. You’ll have to start with an even number of balloons to complete your garland without any gaps. Once you’ve created your garland, tie the two free ends together to create your long final piece of wire.

Hang Hooks

Hang your hooks before you start decorating for the holidays. You should be able to find hooks at any hardware store. And remember, if you’re going to hang your garland on your wall and then remove and rehang it, it’s essential that the hooks be completely dry before you mount them.

Attach your garland to the hooks. Hook the middle of the garland over the center hook, and wrap the excess wire on either end around the side hooks.

Create Arch

It is important to make sure that you put enough balloons in the bottom of the arch before you begin to inflate them. If you don’t, then it will be difficult to create a strong arch that will hold up all the way.

Fill In Holes

You’ll probably find that you have a few holes where you need to fill in with more balloons. In this case, inflate a few smaller balloons, apply a line of low-temperature glue, and adhere the balloons to other balloons in the garland. Try to fill any holes or hide any bare spots.

Add Embellishments

The best thing about this DIY project is the wide range of materials you can use to decorate your Christmas tree. You can choose from a variety of decorating materials, from faux greenery to faux flowers to fabric embellishments. For a little extra pizzazz, we used a low-temp glue gun to adhere a few tassels throughout the garland.


You’ve done it! Congratulations!! You’ve made it to the finish line. Celebrate your victory with friends and family when you are all done. There are so many fun ways to celebrate when you’ve achieved your goal. Have a photo area in your celebration, decorate the rest of the room, or have a dance party. It’s not too late to party!

Types of Balloon Arches

Lastly, will the balloon arch be outside or inside? This will determine the type of décor you will need. For a large balloon arch or a helium filled arch, a strong frame is required. This is because the weight of the helium balloons and their lifting power is too much for a flimsy frame to handle.

The standard arch  will consist of a continuous stacking of four interlocked balloons which are all stacked exactly the same size with the same sized balloons. This is our basic arch and what we quote for most events. The specialty Arch gets its name from the way it’s assembled.

The standard arch has a frame, but balloons are connected to the frame with wires. But in the Specialty Arch, the frame is replaced with a plastic bag which is inflated to create an air arch. The different sized balloons create a unique effect and can be attached in many ways.

The Frameless Arch is a classification we use for another type of specialty arch. This may or may not have a frame of metal or PVC, but it is distinctively set apart from the specialty arch and the standard arch as it does not use the same stacking technique to create the arch. In this particular example, we’ve used linking balloons to create a frameless.

The Linked Arch is a helium based balloon arch that uses specialty linking balloons to create a wonderfully full display that is only a single balloon in thickness. The display is created by tying the balloons to each other and repeating this step over and again until we have a beautiful balloon arch. If the linked arch is to be placed outside.We can create an entire arch for you, but we also specialize in creating unique designs and personalized balloon arches for weddings, parties, corporate events, and more.

We are able to create any type of balloon arch you are looking for. The String of Pearls Arch can be accomplished in roughly two hours and will look elegant in any room. The cost of the materials is $75 and, with a little bit of practice, you can create a string of pearls arch with only a few balloons. The cost will be significantly less than that of a professional installation.

An Illusion Balloon Arch is a great way to create a special entrance for your party venue. The shape of the balloon arch can be used to give the impression of an archway, tunnel, or door. It is a perfect choice for ballrooms, outdoor events, and celebrations.