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How To Use Balloon Sticks and Cups

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.

How to Use Balloon Sticks, Step-by-Step

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.

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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). 

Balloon Cup Holder - Fig. 1
Balloon Cup Holder - 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).

Balloon Cup Holder - Fig. 3
Balloon Cup Holder - Fig. 4

Finally, insert the neck into one of the slots again (fig. 5). That's your balloon sealed and secured (fig. 6).

Balloon Cup Holder - Fig. 5
Balloon Cup Holder - Fig. 6

All you need to do now is to attach it to the plastic stick (fig. 7).

Balloon Cup Holder - Fig. 7

You can get balloon holders and sticks in different colors and sizes at Amazon.

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!

Use Balloon Sticks with Base

Rather than buying just the sticks with the cup holder, you can get balloon sticks complete with base.

The set shown in the image for example includes 16 sticks (15.7" / 40 cm high), cups and floral shaped bases plus a balloon pump

TIP: To make sure that the balloon stand doesn't topple over, tape the base to the table, using strong double-sided foam tape.

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.

Balloon Stand Kit for Up to 7 Balloons

Another option is to use these clever balloon stand kits which hold up to seven latex balloons. 

Balloon centerpieces made of balloon sticks with standThat's how a centerpiece made with balloon sticks with stand could look like! [Image sources:]

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