Balloon Banner DIY

May 18, 2011

balloon banner DIY balloon banner DIY

As promised, here are instructions for the Balloon Banner we made for June’s 1st birthday celebration. I hope you find the perfect excuse to make one too!

balloon banner DIY

balloon banner DIY

1) Start by grouping balloons in to groups of 4. We used rainbow colors, but using all the same color, or lots of different shades of blue would be neat too.

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2) Blow up each set of 4 balloons and tie the ends. (I’m awful at tying balloons! But Maude is really good, so she was a big help.) No need for helium, your own lungs should do the trick. Do your best to get the balloons fairly equal in size.

3) Thread some good twine (I used a waxed kitchen twine) on a big needle — upholstery size is perfect. Technically, a small needle would work too, you just need the eye to be big enough to pass the twine through.

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4) Pass the needle through the tail of all 4 balloons in your set. Be careful — needles are known for popping balloons. : )

balloon banner DIY

5) Slide the balloons to the end of the string and trim off threaded needle and remaining length (you’ll use them to thread the next set of balloons). Leave a 2 or 3 inch tail on either side of the 4 threaded balloons.

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6) Cinch the four balloons together and use a square knot (right over left, left over right) to keep them nice and tight.

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7) Do the same thing for all your sets of 4. For our banner, we made 18 sets of 4. Three sets of 6 colors.

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8) When you have all your sets made, thread the needle again, but don’t trim the thread from the spool.

balloon banner DIY

9) Pass the needle through the center of a balloon set. Use the point to go through at least of couple of the balloon ends so that the set is secure on the twine.

balloon banner DIY

10) Use the needle to add another balloon set, push each set along the twine at intervals of 5 or 6 inches. If you’re going for the same rainbow look we used, you’ll thread all the red sets first, then all the orange sets, then all the yellow sets, etc.

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11) Keep adding sets with the needle and sliding them along the twine till you’ve completed your banner. Leave a long tail of twine on either side of the balloons so that you can tie the banner to a wall or arch or window. Then cut the twine from the spool.

The banner is so light that it’s easy to hang. We used push pins in the wall and then wrapped the twine around the push pins.

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That’s it! You’re done. Now you can find the perfect place to hang your banner. Yay!

P.S. Here are some behind the scenes photos from the day we made June’s banner:

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My inspiration for this project was something I saw in Amsterdam. We arrived in the city the day after Queen’s Day and lots of festive decorations were still up. The orange crepe paper fringe is so cute! It would make a fun replacement for the ribbons we used on our banner.

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1 m e l May 18, 2011 at 8:03 am

I’m thinking of an excuse to make this . . . . . . so darling!

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2 'rachel May 18, 2011 at 8:08 am

I have ALWAYS wanted to know how to make one of these! The very last picture made me smile.

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3 Design Mom May 18, 2011 at 8:53 am

I’m sure there’s a more official way to make these, complete with a kit and hardware, but this works just fine. : )

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4 Melissa@earthgrowncrayons May 18, 2011 at 8:25 am

So lovely! We just had a birthday here on Sunday – wish I would have made this beautiful banner!

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5 Kim Simmonds May 18, 2011 at 8:27 am

I want to make this for my husband and I when we graduate from college next spring! :)

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6 Design Mom May 18, 2011 at 8:46 am

How fun, Kim! You can make it using your school colors.

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7 ubaidullah June 22, 2012 at 7:26 pm

amazing and simple design and i wishes to ur baby during nex birthday

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8 That Uncomfortable Itch May 18, 2011 at 8:43 am

I’m really looking forward to doing this for a couple of fetes this summer! Thanks so much for the how-to, it seems far less complicated now. :)

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9 Design Mom May 18, 2011 at 8:45 am

Super easy! Something you could do while watching a movie — especially if you have some room to spread out.

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10 Krystle May 18, 2011 at 8:49 am

LOVE IT!! So cute! Trying to think of a reason to make this now =)

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11 Elena May 18, 2011 at 8:58 am

I’m gonna make one for my Ximena’s birthday! But if my other 2 girls like it ( that I’m sure they will) I’ll be doing this 2 more times.
They love rainbows and this is just perfect, thanks for sharing Gabrielle!

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12 Kimmi K May 18, 2011 at 9:13 am

Oh, I wish I had this two weeks ago for Teacher Appreciation Week. We did a theme of “You are our gold at the end of the rainbow” So everyday we did something with a rainbow and gold theme.

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13 jen May 18, 2011 at 9:17 am

Love it – thank you! This is what I will be doing next weekend!
:)
jen

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14 Sarah @ Knit York City May 18, 2011 at 9:27 am

Wow wow wow! Can’t wait to make this!!! Any occasion is a good one for balloon banners!

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15 Design Mom May 18, 2011 at 12:52 pm

It’s true. Balloons are always a hit! And they’re such a bargain too.

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16 Elaine D May 18, 2011 at 9:29 am

Love this idea! It turned out so fun and festive! Every time I look at this I have a sudden craving for green grapes – those green balloons look just like green grapes to me. :) Ha!

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17 Baby Loves to Travel May 18, 2011 at 9:36 am

What a gorgeous idea, and with a 2nd birthday coming up next week I have the perfect excuse! Did you make it on the day?

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18 Design Mom May 18, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Good question! Yes. I made it the day of. And kept it hanging the day after to see what happened. It was completely deflated by the afternoon of the following day.

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19 Ashlynn May 19, 2011 at 12:46 pm

I’m tring it out Saturday – glad you answered this question!

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20 Design Mom May 19, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Best of luck, Ashlynn! I’m sure it will be gorgeous and cheerful.

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21 madeleine August 24, 2012 at 3:25 pm

I made one last year for my twins birthday in september and it has been on until Christmas!!!

22 Jan @ Family Bites May 18, 2011 at 9:42 am

I’m throwing a Canada Day party. I think this garland made with red and white balloons would be a perfect decoration.

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23 Sarah May 18, 2011 at 9:57 am

We did something like this decorating for numerous dances when I was (much) younger. There is another way to do it for those interested. We used a paper clip to group the balloons, then strung them together through the center. I’m sure that was safer than giving a bunch of teenagers needles! Also, if you do use helium, it floats like a rainbow and you can secure the ends by tying them to something or with big bolts from the garage!

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24 Corina May 18, 2011 at 10:11 am

Hi,
I recently made a rainbow balloon garland for my twins’ 5th birthday party…Balloonapalooza! I was fortunate to come across some awesome tape that has holes in it. The knot of the balloon is pushed through the holes – so easy and I think I can reuse the tape. We also used balloon pumps to inflate the balloons and made the garland the night before.
I bought the balloon tape here at Party City but the only link I could find was this..
http://www.shindigz.com/party/Lady-Bug-Balloon-Decorating-Tape.cfm
Hope that makes life simpler for everyone!

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25 Paige March 3, 2013 at 2:20 pm

You made yours the night before I was wondering what time your party was the next day. Im worried about making it the night before with her party at 1 the following day. Thanks!

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26 carole October 8, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Yes I was wondering if I make the night before will it withstand for the party at 3pm?

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27 jennifer May 18, 2011 at 10:17 am

oh how great! we made snowballs from bunches of white balloons for our girls’ birthdays in december, and it was quite a wrestling match to gather them together – the needle + twine is a great idea!

and i love all that color. may have to make one just because! xoxo

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28 Nicholas May 18, 2011 at 10:21 am

Here’s the link to my photos- nowhere as nice as yours, inside at night !
I bought yellow smiley balloons by mistake but it works.
http://bearbooandyumyum-corina.blogspot.com/

(I had to use a different email name because it seems that I can’t comment twice?)

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29 Wendy from Wendys Hat May 18, 2011 at 10:49 am

WOW! It turned out perfect! How fun!

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30 Shelley (EvenAndy) May 18, 2011 at 11:19 am

That is wonderful and cute! I will try to make one for my daughter’s first birthday. I have to share this with my facebook fans.

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31 Mel {domesticated lady} May 18, 2011 at 11:31 am

Love this! Thanks for sharing. I’m thinking this would also be perfect as a red, white, and blue balloon bunting for 4th of July!

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32 elisa May 18, 2011 at 11:36 am

I love the idea! cheap and easy to do.

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33 amy May 18, 2011 at 11:38 am

balloon arches were all the rage when I was having my bat mitzvah…and now the secret is out for how to make our own! so cool!

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34 lianne May 18, 2011 at 11:57 am

my son, eddie, loves loves LOVES balloons! when he is feeling a little grumpy we just go to the dollar store and buy him a balloon and he watches it and tries to get it for hours. he’s turning one this july and our theme for his party is “red balloons” so this will be perfect! thanks so much for the tutorial!!

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35 Bettijo @ Paging Supermom May 18, 2011 at 12:05 pm

What a handy tutorial! I’ve always loved the way balloon banners look and figured they couldn’t be too hard to make, but had no idea how. Thanks so much for posting. It’s also really cool to know that you can do it without helium!

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36 Boston Mamas May 18, 2011 at 12:20 pm

I adore this G! I might have to steal the idea for Baby Violet…maybe even for her 100 Days party. :-)

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37 Meghan Beutler May 18, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Love this. So colorful and catchy, yet thrifty. Thanks for sharing!

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38 Ashlea Walter May 18, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Yippee, just in time. Although I love the rainbow ideas I see all over the web and feel like a “bad mom” if I don’t make a rainbow cake (ha!), I’m thinking of going with a shades-of-purple theme. The little birdie’s favorite color. Or at least I think it is, or maybe she just likes saying “purple.”

But I digress…

Thanks for the timely post!

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39 Jenn May 18, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Perfect! I’ve been planning on making this for our high school reunion’s family picnic (10 years, so lots of darling teeny alumni offspring to enjoy balloons) and now I know HOW! Thanks Design Mom (and offspring).

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40 Amy May 18, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Love this! I am going to try it for my youngest’s second birthday in August.

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41 Lena May 18, 2011 at 1:12 pm

You are lucky you had some extra hands to help you!:) Beautiful!!

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42 Design Mom May 18, 2011 at 1:15 pm

My kids are so helpful! It’s fun to be able to work on projects with them, now that they’re older.

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43 betsy May 18, 2011 at 1:14 pm

fab idea! I already spotted it on pinterest!;) Oh and she is too precious! I love first birthday’s!

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44 Decor Arts Now May 18, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Absolutely fabulous!
Lynn

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45 Maria @ Busy as a Bee in Paris May 18, 2011 at 2:16 pm

fabulous! so colorful, so pretty! love it!

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46 Tara Jane May 18, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Perfect timing, my little (big!) 3 year old boy requested a “hockey-rainbow party” that is occuring this Saturday. I figured that it was such a creative request, I had to try. Off to buy balloons!

Thank you,
Tara
PS You are all so cute clapping for Baby June.

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47 Elise Butler May 18, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Wow! You are amazing.

Love this balloon banner. I’m planning a rainbow party for my three-year-old, so this is perfect! I’m a graphic designer mum too – only two kids though. I live in Australia and am starting my own DIY party printables company after I became completely obsessed with cakes & cupcakes about a year ago.

So nice to find you here! I eagerly look forward to more posts.

Elise

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48 bdaiss May 18, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Awesome! And so simple. Who knew?

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49 Marci G May 18, 2011 at 3:33 pm

My daughter is graduating next week…I think her school colors would be so festive!! Thank-you!

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50 MrsF May 18, 2011 at 4:23 pm

I didn’t have balloons at my little girl’s first birthday for fear one of the kids might burst them (by accident or otherwise!) and totally freak her out. This has such great impact (and can potentially be placed waaay out of reach) that I’ve decided: Balloon Garland For Birthday Number Two-oo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For a 14 month old, she has impeccable taste – no, seriously! – as indeed do you, so she’s bound to love it. Thanks Gabrielle!!!

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51 the sleepy time gal May 18, 2011 at 6:06 pm

I love it!!!!!!! I especially love the photo of the fam cheering June on.

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52 Amy May 18, 2011 at 6:20 pm

Thank you Gabby I love the last pic the best. What a little treasure. My lungs will need a bit of training, but with such a gorgeous impact my daughters 3rd birthday will be all the more colourful.

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53 Christine May 18, 2011 at 6:48 pm

Thank you for the easy to follow tutorial! I’m bookmarking this to use in January for my little Megan’s first birthday!

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54 Genevieve May 18, 2011 at 6:49 pm

Will have to attempt this…so beautiful! Love the picture of the family clapping!

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55 Design Mom May 19, 2011 at 1:27 am

It’s a fun picture! I’m so glad we captured it.

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56 Live Love Small May 18, 2011 at 6:53 pm

balloons make everyone happy! thanks for the tutorial..

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57 gayletrini May 18, 2011 at 7:53 pm

oh wow definitely will do this for my girls birthday on the 1st of June! Oh excited!!

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58 Danielle May 18, 2011 at 7:56 pm

I love this! So fun – and affordable, to boot. I’m definitely bookmarking this for a big family birthday in the fall. Thanks so much for sharing!

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59 Sweet Craft Cakes May 18, 2011 at 9:17 pm

Thanks for sharing such a great tutorial! Smiles~ Noelle

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60 Elizabeth May 19, 2011 at 12:13 am

Fantastic and so happy!

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61 alli May 19, 2011 at 12:24 am

soo cute!! i might have to try this for my daughters party this weekend! I love June’s book idea– I always (well the past three years) have been making slideshows for my girls birthdays. http://loveandtwentytoes.blogspot.com/2011/05/josephine-is-turning-2.html
I am thinking a book is next.
xo

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62 Design Mom May 19, 2011 at 1:25 am

Slideshows are such a good idea, Alli!

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63 From Belgium May 19, 2011 at 4:17 am

Perfect for my n°2 first birthday! Thank you so very much!

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64 r8chel May 19, 2011 at 9:30 am

You’re so smart. :) I’ve strung up a few balloons before, but I never thought to thread the string THROUGH the knot end of the balloon!

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65 Leta May 19, 2011 at 9:58 am

Thanks for the instructions! We’ll be making this for my son’s first birthday party this weekend!

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66 Kelsey Gerhard May 19, 2011 at 10:10 am

My 7 year old came up behind me as I was reading this and said, “How do you make THAT!!” So, thanks for the tutorial -we will definitely need to put one together soon!

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67 Mags May 19, 2011 at 12:21 pm

This is fantastic! I’ve been obsessed with banners lately — I just made some tiny bunting as a cake topper for a graduation party last weekend (http://goo.gl/tPTBm), but I think this supersized balloon version would be perfect for my nephew’s birthday next week. Thanks for the how-to!

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68 Loree May 19, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Yay! Thanks so much for the instructions. My daughter turns ONE on Wednesday and this will be perfect to celebrate her!!!

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69 Michelle@PitterPatterCreations May 19, 2011 at 5:02 pm

I always wondered how these were made. They look awesome!! Thank you so much for the tutorial!

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70 Janel May 20, 2011 at 9:23 am

LOVE IT! She’s adorable and the balloons are so fun.

Thanks. : )

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71 Kate Giovinco Photography May 23, 2011 at 10:14 pm

I am going to make it for a 1 year old photo shoot on Wednesday. How far in advance do you think I could make it and it would last? If I make it tomorrow night do you think it will still be good by Wednesday afternoon?

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72 christine @ leapfroglane May 25, 2011 at 8:37 am

I think I might need to make this, just cause. It’s that awesome.

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73 Tonje May 26, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Awesome! I love it!

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74 Eli Kristin May 26, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Love it, love it! :D Thanks for sharing. I just might make one or more of those, LOL. Now I know how to actually make them nicely.

Adorable girl you’ve got there! :)

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75 Jennifer June 3, 2011 at 7:25 am

My son’s 2nd birthday party is next weekend and I have been looking for something like this…I can’t wait to try it!

Thanks!

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76 Virginia June 3, 2011 at 8:10 am

I will be co-chair of the 5th grade moving up ceremony next year at my childrens elementary school. I’m copying the directions and putting them in our folder for next year!! Decorations are always the hardest ideas to come up with!!!

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77 Patty June 3, 2011 at 12:13 pm

How great! I just pinned it onto my Pinterest Board! http://pinterest.com/phsiu/pins/

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78 Barb June 4, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Love the rainbow. On a different note a friend of mines kids made a balloon rainbow for her when she returned from the hospital. and then saved the broken baloons and put them by color in a arched shaped glass to save .

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79 dawn June 6, 2011 at 10:01 pm

so cool! my little man will be having his birthday this month; i’d love to try my hand at it…

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80 Karen June 8, 2011 at 12:25 pm

I was so happy to see this post, b/c it was just what I was looking for for my daughter’s first birthday party decor (except better!). I followed this guide pretty close except, I made the balloons in sets of 3s instead of 4s, and it was still lovely. But as a note to all of “y’all” who live in the South of the U.S. like me– balloons and 85 degree weather do not mix. I tried hanging my banner up prior to her 5:00 party (at 3 p.m., which is the hottest part of the day in these parts), just to check one more thing off my to do list, and very quickly the balloons started popping. (Kind of a dunce move on my part.) So I moved the banner inside until 5 and it was fine. But if you’re expecting really warm weather this might work best indoors.

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81 Jude from Colour Giggles June 18, 2011 at 10:22 am

Oh wow! Just love this balloon banner – I was at a birthday party last week where another clever mama had done this – it really made such a difference to the decor. I’ll definitely give this a try.

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82 Jennifer June 28, 2011 at 6:31 am

Plan to make it this weekend for my son’s 5th birthday. I’m going to do red, white and blue for 4th of July! Thanks for the info!

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83 e b July 16, 2011 at 12:36 pm

I worked at a a party store, it may be simpler to tie the ends of two balloons together (make two sets). When you have both, set them up to look like an X like in the picture of the 4 yellow balloons being tied together with string. Laying one set over the other (by the tied together ends), spin two balloons (from different sets) over one another to attach them together, and then do the same to the other balloons. This will hold them together, especially if the balloons are blow up big enough they will push together and hold each other.

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84 Tina July 27, 2011 at 10:00 am

Thank you so much for this beautiful tutorial. Can’t wait to make this for my daughter’s party.

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85 Katlyn Richter August 4, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Thanks for the great idea! We made one just like it for our daughters rainbow birthday party.

I mentioned you and thanked you for your idea on my blog.
http://richterworld.blogspot.com/2011/08/birthday-party-details.html

Katlyn

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86 kateecee August 20, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Where did you find the balloons? Did you have to do purchase each color individually? I want to make this for my little one’s 1st next month. Thanks for the how-to. And so glad I read the comments and saw not to make the day before! :)

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87 Rebecca September 5, 2011 at 7:34 am

What a beautiful idea! Can you please let me know the approximate length of the banner when it was hanging? Thanks so much for sharing this! :)

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88 Sarah Crank September 25, 2011 at 8:31 am

Love it! Thanks for the step by step guide! Found you thru Pinterest! My daughter will be having a balloon banner soon!

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89 Candace Kennedy September 28, 2011 at 10:21 am

I love this idea!! I can’t wait to try it for my sister-in-laws babyshower I’m throwing! I think this looks better than the original bunting idea I was going to do. Thank you so much for sharing and keep a look out on my blog to be recognized once I complete it! Thank you!

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90 Darcy October 7, 2011 at 11:12 pm

This is the cutest idea for a rainbow birthday party. My daughter had her 6th Birthday party and we made this balloon garland….it was AWESOME!!! I bought the balloons at Wal Mart (the jumbo mixed pack was the cheapest I could find) We used the air compressor to fill the balloons and linked each group of 4 balloons together with a paper clip…then used twine to put them all in a line….it turned out picture perfect. Thank you for the wonderful idea!!!

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91 caroline November 6, 2011 at 10:59 am

I made this last night for my sister’s surprise party. It looked amazing and your instructions were perfect. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

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92 Lisa November 21, 2011 at 7:24 am

Thanks for this idea!! I think I’ll use it for my twins’ first birthday this week!!

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93 Florence January 13, 2012 at 10:17 pm

This is awesome!!!!!! I’m from New Zealand and it’s random how I came across this site. I’m taking care of the decorations for my cousins 21st and I have no idea how to present a great looking balloon banner like yours!!!!!!! You have an amazing talent and I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing your talent with the world :)

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94 Barbara Platt January 20, 2012 at 1:46 am
95 Julie B. January 29, 2012 at 10:14 pm

We used to make these for sorority events in college. You can also use paperclips (three or four ballons per clip and then reform around fishing line).

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96 allison March 11, 2012 at 4:00 pm

just curious how long it is….

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97 Natalie March 28, 2012 at 8:46 am

Thanks for this tutorial! I used it to make one for my son’s birthday, which you can see here: http://crafting-crazy.com/2012/03/28/jacks-party-decorations/

It was a big hit! Thanks again!

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98 Printabelle April 11, 2012 at 3:01 pm

That turned out awesome! I wanted to let you know that I featured you in my Rainbow Ideas round up at: http://printabelle.com/?p=2268 If you would like a featured button, I have one here on my About page: http://printabelle.com/?page_id=724

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99 Alli May 2, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Just found your lovely rainbow banner on Pinterest! I also live in France (pinch) and will be using this idea for my daughter’s fourth birthday this weekend! Merci beaucoup.

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100 shazza May 24, 2012 at 11:18 am

I make these all the time, you don’t need to use a needle, it’s easier to blow 2 balloons up and tie them together, blow up another 2 balloons and tie together and then just twist them round each other to make a group of four. Keep repeating this them place them all on top of each other and wrap a cord or clear fishing line round each of the balloons going up an under to secure them all together.The balloons sit much tighter together if tied to each other and there are no big gaps in the middle. To be honest I used to do them your way until I went on a training course and learnt the secrets…

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101 Meredith June 25, 2012 at 5:48 pm

I’ve done this for years and always get a huge response when I make them. I’ve always done the rainbow theme with mine as well because I’m a sucker for Roy G Biv. I’ve always just strung them on all together and then made sure they were all together and it looks exactly the same as yours. But it only takes me about 5 minutes to string all the balloons on the needle. I like the idea of twine and a bigger needle. I’ve always used fishing line and while it works, sometimes we have a hard time attaching the fishing line to things.

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102 KatieJ June 30, 2012 at 11:38 pm

Thanks for sharing your instructions- I made one for my daughter’s birthday as directed and it turned out really pretty and fun! Much less time consuming that I thought it would be too, thanks!

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103 Alex July 12, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Thank you for sharing this! I definitely want to try this for my daughters birthday next month!

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104 Balloon lady July 23, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Great tutorial! Skip all the pointed tools and just tie your balloon neck onto the line the first time. . .one knot and you are done. . .they will slide together easier on fish line. The banner will last a week if it is inside. . out of direct sunlight. Keep up the great ideas! Beautiful pictures too!

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105 Ieshia August 3, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Doing a rainbow birthday party for my 3 year old tomorrow and just made the balloon rainbow with my cousin for the party. It was really fun!
Looking forward to seeing it hanging up tomorrow

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106 haylee September 18, 2012 at 12:42 am

a fast way to get the balloons together instead of threading them is tie two ends together and then with 2 lots of 2 just twist them together at the base and it will hold :)

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107 mariyum October 16, 2012 at 11:43 pm

now thats what you call awesome ! im definetly doing that for my nephews 2nd b-day tommorow he especially loves rainbows

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108 Foodforthoughtlinds October 23, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Just made this for my daughter’s first birthday and it looked amazing!!! And pretty simple to do. Thanks so much for the idea :)

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109 allison November 16, 2012 at 3:01 pm

There is a much easier way to make this. That would have taken forever. Try tying two balloons together then the second two the same. Twist the sets together to make a cluster of 4. after tying the string to 2 chairs across from each other simply twist the cluster of 4 to the string. The needle is not needed at all.

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110 Jill December 3, 2012 at 6:29 am

I am in LOVE with your balloon banner! How cute!! I am doing a Birthday Party Round-up on my blog today and have included this in the list! Feel free to check it out!
http://twoyellowbirdsdecor.blogspot.com/2012/12/birthday-party-roud-up.html
Jill

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111 Felicia March 27, 2013 at 5:12 am

Wow, this is a great way to do this, but not the easiest. IF you can tie balloons easily, here’s the way professionals do this.

Balloons are tied together in twos. Cross two pairs together and twist a couple of times- there’s your cluster of four. Twist this a couple of times around a string or fish line – push gently up against the next cluster- keep adding and this will create your arch/ banner! ( Slide carefully along your string/fish line or it could cut your balloon.

If you’re using helium do this the same day. Regular air filled balloons can be done days ahead and hung. Want to make balloons on poles/PVC pipes? Tie four balloons to a rubber band- thread then tightly on the pole.

Good luck and have fun!

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112 Felicia March 27, 2013 at 5:22 am

Just saw Allison’s and haylee’s post! : ) the key here is being able to tie the balloons together and not your fingers, lol.

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113 Taraleigh May 10, 2013 at 9:51 am

How far in advance do you think I could do this?

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114 Kayla May 20, 2013 at 8:00 am

Can you tell me how long this banner was? Really would love to do it for my son party but need to know if I need to make it longer to fit the space I wanna put it in. Thanks.

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