My first balloon garland was with my friend Haylee for her sons 1st birthday party. We had actually started with a kit and it was so difficult to use, that we ended up creating this much simpler way to do it (and much cheaper). So, first it was 2017 at Braxton’s birthday party, then my 2017 4th of July BBQ party, followed by my 2018 Labor Day BBQ party, and now finally on the Rebel Blonde! Balloons aren’t just for kids anymore!! It’s such a great statement piece for filling a large space with an impressive DIY decoration. I love making them work with my theme or the holiday. For 4th of July I did red, white, and blue, for Labor Day I went with an all white theme and the Rebel Blonde was of course, pink! I hang mine outside above the buffet tables, so everyone can enjoy them while serving up some eats. I hope your guests enjoy this as much as mine did. Click here for my DIY Balloon Garland youtube tutorial or keep scrolling for a written How To below. I’d say get it poppin’ but that doesn’t seem to work for balloons. Enjoy 🙂
What you will need:
3M Command Hooks
Blow up those balloons! You can blow some really full and others smaller to create dimension. I do most of mine pretty full. Use a hand pump or your lungs, but do not use helium.
Next you want to make a hole in the balloon knot with the toothpick.
Then you are going to thread the fishing line through the hole. Do not pre cut the fishing line. Leave it on the spool. The size of your garland may vary based on the size balloons you blow up as well as how tight you bunch them together at the end. You don’t want to run out of line because you cut 8 feet and now you need 10 feet. Keep doing this until all of the balloons are on the fishing line.
When you’re done stringing the balloons tie off the end you’ve been threading the balloons with. I like to create a loop knot (technical term?) so that I can easily place it over the 3M Command hook.
Once you’ve done that, bunch your balloons together in the way you would like them to appear. I slide all my together pretty tight so you can’t see the fishing line or balloon knots. Make sure you leave slack on each end between the loop knot and the balloons so the loop will reach the 3M Command hook on the wall. Once you’ve don’t that cut your balloon garland free from the fishing line spool. Remember to leave slack! It will make hanging so much easier. After you’ve secured your 3M Command hooks to the wall (following their instructions), hang your balloon garland! If you’re hanging your balloon garland outside be aware that the balloons will shrink in the heat. I make the garland the night before inside my house and then hang the garland the morning of the party outside. I hope you enjoy this fun and easy to make DIY decoration.
the Rebel Blonde