How to Make a Balloon Garland

Written by Kitty CollectiveKitty Collective| January 06, 2023 in Worksheet

Balloon garlands are a popular and easy decoration for any occasion.

They can be customized to fit any color scheme or theme, and they’re simple to put together. Plus, you can make them in advance, making them a stress-free option for party planning. In this article, we’ll go over the steps to make your own balloon garland.


Materials Needed:

  • Balloons
  • Balloon pump
  • Balloon tape
  • Scissors
  • Optional: additional decorations such as pom poms or paper lanterns
  • Optional: wire or something rigid to tie balloons to in a shape or formation that suits your events heme


Step 1: Choose Your Balloon Garland Color Scheme

Decide on the colors you want to use for your balloon garland. You can stick to one or two shades or mix and match for a more vibrant look.

Balloon Garland Color Scheme


Step 2: Blowing Up Your Balloon Garland

Inflate the Balloons Use a balloon pump to blow up the balloons to your desired size. Be careful not to overinflate them, as they can burst.


Step 3: Cut the Balloon Garland Tape

Cut pieces of balloon tape to the length you want. The tape should be long enough to hold several balloons in a row.


Step 4: Assemble the Balloon Garland

Start by attaching one end of the balloon tape to a surface like a wall or banister. Then, attach the inflated balloons to the balloon tape using the same technique you would use to tie a balloon. Simply push the knot of the balloon through the hole in the balloon tape and pull it tight. Continue attaching balloons to the balloon tape, spacing them out evenly.

DIY Balloon Garland

If you are creating a balloon garland for a birthday, Christmas or even halloween you could add specific features like a carved out pumpkin to go with the them of your event and really add to the garland.

Step 5: Decorating your balloon garland

Add Any Additional Decorations Once you’ve covered the balloon tape with balloons, you can add any additional decorations to your garland. This could include pom poms, paper lanterns, or any other lightweight embellishments.


Crafting a balloon garland

Step 6: Hanging the garland

Hang the Balloon Garland When your balloon garland is complete, hang it up in your desired location using tape, pins, or string.

With these steps, you’ll have a beautifully crafted balloon garland to add some color and cheer to your party or event.

If you wanted to get really crafty, you could create different balloon shapes or different balloon animals, like this balloon dog to go with your balloon garland.