Learn how to use balloon sticks with our easy-to-follow tutorial. They are great little give-aways at a birthday party, shop opening or other promotional event.
You can also buy balloon sticks complete with a base and create beautiful and inexpensive table centerpieces. The balloons are air-filled, no helium required.
There are two ways how to tie a balloon to a stick. One method is to first tie a regular balloon knot and then attach the balloon to the stick.
Or - as shown in my tutorial - you attach the balloon neck directly to the cup holder. Not only does this save you one step, it also means that the balloon can be removed and reinflated.
Blow up the latex balloon, either with your mouth or a balloon pump. Stretch out its neck and twist it two or three times (fig. 1). Insert the neck into one of the slots of the cup (fig. 2).
Then feed the neck through the other slot of the cup holder (fig. 3) and twist it round twice between the cup and the balloon (fig. 4).
Finally, insert the neck into one of the slots again (fig. 5). That's your balloon sealed and secured (fig. 6).
All you need to do now is to attach it to the plastic stick (fig. 7).
The video shows the same method as explained in my photos.
Now you know how to use balloon sticks to create inexpensive party favors or promotional give-aways.
What else can you do with balloon sticks? Let's find out!
Rather than buying just the sticks with the cup holder, you can get balloon sticks complete with base.
The set below for example includes 16 sticks (15.7" / 40 cm high), cups and floral shaped bases plus a balloon pump.
Add tulle, bows or other decorative elements, and you've got a gorgeous air-filled centerpiece without spending lots of money. You can even use them as name card holders, as we did in this Marabou Balloon Heart design.
Another option is to use these clever balloon stand kits which hold up to seven latex balloons.
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