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How to Tie a Balloon Knot
Easy Step-by-Step Guidance with Images

Tying a balloon knot can be tricky. We've all been there before. You blow up a balloon, start tying a knot and before you know it, it's somehow become attached to your index finger!

But there is an easier way to tie balloons, that won't leave you tied up in knots!

An easy way to tie balloons.

Let's Get Started: An Easy Way to Tie Balloons

How to tie a balloon knot, step 1

After inflating the balloon you hold it against your body. With your palm facing downwards, take the neck of the balloon between your thumb and your index and middle finger. With your other hand stretch out the neck (fig.1).

Then bring the neck up and around your fingers back to the body of the balloon (fig. 2). At the same time rotate your left hand anti-clockwise so that your palm is facing upwards (fig. 3). 

How to tie balloon knots, step 2
Easy way to tie balloons, step 3

Then pass the neck through the center of the loop created between your index and middle finger (fig. 4 and 5).

Balloon Knot - Step 4
Balloon Knot - Step 5

Finally, while pulling the neck through the loop, withdraw your fingers (fig. 6 and 7).

How to tie a balloon, step 6
Easy way to tie balloons, step 7

Congratulations! You're done. It might seem a little awkward to begin with, but after a few times it will become second nature, and you'll agree that this is the best way to tie a balloon knot!

SPECIAL TIP: If you have many balloons to tie, you may want to get yourself a balloon tying tool. Below are the two most popular types (available at Amazon) with short explainer videos. Both tools also allow you to tie a ribbon into the knot. 

Like with tying a balloon just with your fingers, these tools need some practice. Once you got the hang of them, they will help you work faster AND avoid getting sore fingers.




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