Helium Balloons for Balloon Column

by Nikki
(Columbia SC)

Can we use helium balloons to make a balloon column? If so, what's the best way to do this? Should we use a base? Do we HAVE to use a base?



ANSWER:

Hi Nikki,

As I said over on my Facebook Page, you don't need to fill all balloons with helium. Many decorators just fill the top ones (either the top few clusters or a 16" balloon used as the "topper" balloon) with helium and the rest with air.

Instead of using a sturdy base and pole, wrap the clusters around fishing (monofilament) line. To keep the column in place, fill two of the balloons at the bottom with sand.

If you don't use a base, it's a good idea to put a sheet of table plastic under the balloon column. If the floor isn't completely clean or smooth, the bottom balloons might burst otherwise.

Please also take a look at the answer I gave to a similar question here.

Best of luck with your balloon column! Would love to see a photo of it. You can either submit it to our Photo Gallery here or on my Facebook Page.

Margit

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