Over the past few years, balloon fixtures have become a decorative hit. Balloon fixtures are an elegant yet fun addition for birthday parties, baby showers, bridal celebrations—they’re really great for embellishing any special event. A DIY balloon arch may sound intimidating, but with the right preparation and tools, it’s absolutely doable! Explore the Quinn’s Mercantile guide on how to make the perfect balloon arch.
Materials You’ll Need
Before you get started, you’ll need to acquire the necessary materials for a balloon arch. The following list includes supplies needed to create this stellar decorative piece.
- Balloons: The balloon arch’s main ingredient! Enjoy selecting balloon colors and patterns, sticking to the celebratory theme if there is one.
- Balloon pump: A pump will help speed up blowing up balloons and make it less of a hassle for you.
- Fishing line: The fishing line will give your arch its frame. The line should be clear so it doesn’t disturb the finished look.
- Blunt needle: A blunt needle is a safer option used to string balloons together.
- Low temperature glue gun: This will be used to add extra balloons without compromising the arch.
- Hooks: Sticky or metal hooks will be necessary to hang the final product.
- Scissors: You’ll need to cut the fishing line once complete—keep a pair of scissors handy.
- Clear shipping tape: If a balloon starts to lose air or fall from the arch, clear tape is great in a pinch.
Making the Arch
Once you’ve assembled all your balloon-fixture goods, you’re ready to learn how to make the perfect balloon arch.
Sketch Your Design
You don’t need a complex master plan before getting started, just something to give you an idea of what you want the end product to look like. Your fixture can take whatever shape you’d like, as long as it will hang easily from your hooks.
Blow Up the Balloons
Using your balloon pump, inflate your balloons. You can make different-sized balloons for variety or keep them all the same. If you’re looking for exciting balloon options, consider Quinn’s Mercantile. We sell the ultimate celebratory balloons in Murfreesboro, TN.
Thread the Fishing Line Through Each Inflated Balloon’s Knot
Tie your fishing line to the end of the needle. With your balloons ready to go, carefully thread the needle through the balloons’ knots. Be mindful of the order of balloon colors you thread to keep the arch consistent.
Cut the Fishing Line and Prop Your Arch Up
Once you’ve threaded each balloon, you can cut and knot the line. Before cutting, double check that your arch is the desirable size.
Add Finishing Touches
Finally, prop your arch on the wall with your sticky or metal hooks. You can fill any lacking arch space with spare balloons and add them with the low temperature glue gun. If you’d like, you can add flowers or foliage to give your arch some extra zest.