Last weekend we threw a 70th birthday party for my mother-in-law. It was a pretty laid back party but I wanted to make some cool decorations. I have never made a balloon arch/ decoration before, so I had no idea what would go into it when I decided it would look really cute in our living room for the party.
I did a little reading on DIY balloon arches before I started gathering my supplies. First, was this balloon pump from amazon. (of course I ordered the pink pump 😉 ) It takes no time at all to blow up the balloons, which made this whole project way easier and quicker than I ever thought it would be. Before inflating any balloons, I used chicken wire to create a grid for hanging the balloons on. I attached it to the wall where I wanted the arch with command hooks. It does not look pretty at stage 1. I used wire cutters to cut the chicken wire to the size I wanted and then taped the sharp edges with duct tape for safety reasons and not wanting to pop the balloons. (of course I used pink duct tape 😉 )
Next is time to inflate all your balloons. You will want to inflate the balloons all different sizes when inflating them. I used string to tie the inflated balloons together in clumps of three. I just sort of blew up five or six at a time of each color I wanted and then tied them and attached them with the same string to the arch until I had the desired look. I took smaller balloon and just taped them to other balloons with clear gorilla tape. This helps fill in places and gives it a fuller look. Here you can see the balloons and floral pieces attached to the chicken wire frame. Using the gorilla tape in some places, I attached some matching floral pieces. You can attach pieces with longer stems directly to the chicken wire frame as well. I used some of these pieces to fill in holes or cover places where the wire frame might be showing. Then I took a selfie because I was super proud of my balloon arch! Don’t forget your selfie! haha
Make sure to share with me how your ballon arches turn out! They are just the cutest! Until next week, XOXO!