A balloon arch makes a wonderful addition to any party décor, be it a birthday party, wedding reception or baby shower. They do not cost much, but look extremely elegant, when placed at the entrance. The best part is that you do not necessarily have to buy a balloon arch from the market. It can be made at home as well, suiting your tastes and preferences completely. All you need to do is arrange for some supplies, choose between helium and air filled balloons and be a bit patient. Rest everything will fall into place. Read on to get complete instructions on how to make a balloon arch.
Making A Balloon Arch
- Helium or Air Tank
- Balloon Ties
- Metal Frame (optional)
- Cardboard for Balloon Template
- First of all, you need to set up the frame for your balloon arch. You can either set it at the place where you want the arch or lay it on its side, making provision for shifting later on. In the latter case, it will be easier to attach the balloons.
- In case you are using helium for your balloons, measure enough nylon line for your arch. Make sure to allow extra to tie off the ends.
- Take the piece of cardboard and cut a hole in it, big enough to hold the balloon of your desired width.
- Start inflating the balloons, by either of the two methods - helium or air.
- As you blow up the balloons, place them in the cardboard hole. This will help you make sure that all of them are of the same size.
- Take two balloons and tie the ends together. Again, tie two balloons together.
- Now, twist the four balloons together, so as to form a cluster. In case the balloons are not of the same color, pair the correct colors together.
- Starting at one of the arch's frame, attach the balloon cluster to it. In case of helium-filled balloons, attach them to the nylon cord.
- Keep on repeating the above three steps, till the arch is completely filled with balloons. Make sure to attach each cluster of balloons closer to the other.
- In case you have laid the arch frame on its side, set it upright. If you have used helium balloon, anchor them to weights on either end.
- Your balloon arch is ready.