Balloon Decorating Tools & Materials

Not only will you find everything you need for balloon decorating in our list, but you'll also get the best tips and tricks on usage and sourcing. We'll cover these three sections:

  1. Essential Tools & Materials,
  2. Useful Additions and
  3. Special Items.

Essential Tools & Materials

These are the must-haves for every balloon decorator. With these materials, you can make some beautiful, yet simple designs - ideal if you are just starting out.

  • Two pairs of good quality scissors (one small, one large),
  • Balloon pumps,
  • Clear sticky tape and dispenser,
  • Curling ribbon on a roll (size 5mm x 500m),
  • Nylon line, also known as fishing line or 'Perlon' (size 0.5mm x 50m),
  • Balloon sizer (commercially available or self-made),
  • Sand (fine grade as used in children's sand pits),
  • Clear cellophane (approx 700mm x 5m),
  • Helium Tanks, either refillable tanks with tilt valve outlet or disposable ones (depending on number of balloons) and
  • High quality latex and/or mylar balloons.

Useful Additions

These are the nice-to-have things, that either make your life as a balloon decorator easier, or that help you to improve your creations (Hi-Float for example will increase the floating time of helium filled balloons significantly).

Special Items To Complete Your Balloon Decorating List

And finally, here's a selection of materials and tools that you will need if you either become a professional decorator, or if you want to create air-filled designs, where you need sturdy frames to attach your balloons to.

All of the above will be explained as we go step by step through each individual design.

Should you need some of the tools and materials right now, please make sure to check out our Special Online Balloon Shop with a handpicked selection of best buys. 

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