Seeing the Balloon Column Pole

by Gloria

Balloon Columns w/ Pole Showing Through (Image Source:

Balloon Columns w/ Pole Showing Through (Image Source:

Hi, I'm new to the balloon decor business and was wondering if you know why, each time I make a balloon column, I can see the pole through the gaps in the balloons.

I know how to wrap it to help disguise it but I can still see it. I've see lots of other columns made by others and can't see their poles, or is it the angle of which the photograph has been taken?

Hope you can help, it's been playing on my mind for a while now.



Hi Gloria,

First of all, congrats on becoming a professional balloon decorator. :-)

The "secret" to poles not showing through is to size and pack the balloons properly. All balloons need to be blown up to exactly the same size, and then you have to pack the clusters very tightly to the frame.

Every balloon decorator struggles with this, especially when starting out. That's why many use color matching shower curtain rod covers to make the pole less visible.

Sorry that I cannot be of more help, but I really think there is no other special trick or technique to this.


P.S. You are certainly not the only one struggling with this. I've uploaded a photo of a balloon column where the pole's showing through.

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by: Barbar

I agree you need to pack the balloons tighter. I was a little worried at first but I realized that was the problem. I was a watch and learn on my own.

You are Welcome :-)
by: Margit

My pleasure, Gloria.

Thank you
by: Gloria

Thank you for your help Margit.

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