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3ft balloons

by Frances
(Watford)

3 ft Confetti Balloons [Image source: balloons.com.au]

3 ft Confetti Balloons [Image source: balloons.com.au]

Hi, I've been asked to make 4 x 3ft balloons with confetti inside. I assume it's 40/60 air/helium to fill but how can i get the confetti to stick to the side & make them look pretty? The client wants to pop them so the confetti comes flying out. Many thanks for your help.


ANSWER

Hi Frances,

Thanks for stopping by. These giant confetti filled balloons are one of my favorite designs.

I've found an awesome video to show the process step by step (embedded further down). In a nutshell, these are the steps:

1) Pre-inflate the balloon with air to full size to check for any potential flaws in the material.

2) Apply a generous amount of Ultra Hi-Float evenly to the inside of the balloon. Then use a tool called the "balloon stretcher" (made by Conwin) to keep the balloon neck wide open.

3) Measure 25 g of paper confetti and fill it into the balloon.

4) Inflate the balloon with air again, swirling it around while inflating to spread out the confetti evenly.

5) Release part of the air (let the balloon shrink to about 45 cm or 17.7 inches), to make room for the helium.

6) Now inflate the 3ft balloon with helium, but stay slightly under the 3 ft. David in the video inflates them to 27.5 inches (70 cm).

Good luck with your design. Would love to see a photo!

Here's the step-by-step video. Big thumbs up to David Taylor from MadBalloons.com.au.


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