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Are you ready to invest in a balloon stuffing machine and take your balloon business to the next level? If you are unsure which balloon stuffer is best for you, read my reviews of the two most popular machines: the Classy Wrap and the Keepsake Stuffer.

Or jump directly to a selection of new and used balloon stuffing machines for sale.

If you are a small business owner and you own a shop that sells gift items, floral arrangements, candles, handmade goods, or local souvenirs, adding stuffed balloons to your products may be just the thing to boost your business

What if you are a DIY person and just want to create the occasional stuffed balloon as a surprise gift for family and friends? Then you don't want to miss the instructions of how to make your own balloon stuffing machine!

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Before we jump into the reviews, let's answer the most basic question first...

How Does a Balloon Stuffing Machine Work?

They work by sucking the air out of the environment of the balloon, which expands the stuffed balloon and keeps it inflated. So it stays inflated despite the neck being wide open. Fascinating, right?

Each balloon filling machine needs an airtight chamber, which can be either round (Keepsake Stuffer) or rectangular (Classy Wrap). They also need an electric pump or motor to suck the air out and create the required vacuum.

Classy Wrap Balloon Stuffing Machine

Classy Wrap Balloon Stuffing MachineThe Classy Wrap Machine [Image found on eBay)

The Classy Wrap stuffing machine is being produced by a company called Gift In A Balloon® (GIAB). They've been around since 1988 and consider themselves as the pioneers and leaders in the balloon stuffing industry. 

Classy Wrap Features:

  • 17" x 21" (43cm x 53cm) rectangular balloon chamber with a 6" (15cm) opening
  • Floor standing machine with sturdy wheels for easy transport
  • Industrial-strength motor is available in either 120 or 240V Power source
  • One year limited warranty
  • User guide and video
  • Flowers can be inserted by by utilizing the Classy Wrap's  retractable inflation hose with a Jiffy Tube
  • Dimensions: 32"  x 17 1/2" x 19"  (81cm x 44.5cm  x 48cm); weight: 38 lbs (17.2 kg)

Price starts at $829 for the machine alone. You can also buy the "Professional Package" complete with materials and a balloon display tree. Price for the "Pro Package" is $1,229.

Now let's look at some pros and cons of the Classy Wrap machine. After that, I recommend you watch the instructional video below to get a feel for how the stuffer works.

PROS:

  • Manufacturer has been around since 1988
  • Floor standing machine, so you don't need a table or other stand to operate it
  • Different packages to choose from, e.g. the Classy Wrap machine on its own or the "Professional Package" which includes designer kits and a balloon display tree
  • Wide selection of replacement parts available on their website, which makes it easy to repair your machine should you need to

CONS:

  • Size and weight make the machine more difficult to transport
  • No other sellers, at least I couldn't find any listings outside the GIAB website
  • No independent reviews except for the testimonials on the website
  • Website not up to date and not secure; copyright says 2009/2012
  • "Classy Wrap Stimulus Package" for $899 advertised in left column, but when you click for more info, you only find the "Professional Package" for $1229
  • Only one training video on the Gift in a Balloon YouTube channel, and this video gets cut off at the end before they fully explain how to tie the balloon neck (the video below is from a different channel)

Go to our current selection of new and used machines.

Keepsake Stuffer

Demonstration of the Keepsake StufferThe Keepsake Stuffer [Image source: www.keepsakestuffer.com]

The Keepsake Stuffer is produced by KS International Inc., another one of the pioneers in the balloon stuffing industry, founded in 1989.

Keepsake Stuffer Features:

  • Round stuffing chamber, made of lightweight clear plastic with a 5 ¼" (13.3cm) opening
  • Foot operated inflator 
  • Extension hose
  • "Stretch A Roo," a tool to stretch open the neck of the balloon
  • Stuffing sleeves to protect the balloon neck when inserting items
  • Rose stuffer included; it allows you to stuff silk roses or live roses in an 11" Qualatex heart shaped balloon
  • Two year full warranty
  • Detailed operation manual
  • Dimensions: 22" (56 cm); 21 pounds (9.5 kg)

Price starts at $639 for the machine alone. Or you could purchase the "Beginner Kit" for $945. It includes all the materials needed to get started with selling stuffed balloons.

Let's again look at some pros and cons before moving on to my personal recommendation.

PROS:

  • Manufacturer has been around since 1989
  • Smaller size and lower weight make the machine easy to transport
  • Foot operated motor leaves both hands free
  • Two year full warranty
  • Website up-to-date and secure
  • Positive reviews on Amazon
  • Available from various sellers, including on eBay
  • Different packages to choose from, e.g. the Keepsake Stuffer on its own or the "Beginner Kit" which includes all the material to get started with offering stuffed balloons
  • Several training videos on the Keepsake Stuffer YouTube channel (although it would be nice if their full demo video -- see below --  had a voice over); Tip: watch the shorter video clips as well; they do have voice over

CONS:

  • You need a table or other stand to operate the stuffer
  • Opening of the stuffing chamber is with 5 ¼ inches slightly smaller than the 6 inches of the Classy Wrap

Classy Wrap vs Keepsake Stuffer - My Personal Recommendation

First, a disclosure: I have no personal experience with either one of those two balloon stuffing machines.

From watching instruction videos and checking out the respective company websites, my personal preference would be the Keepsake Stuffer.

For one, it's smaller than the Classy Wrap, as it is placed on a table, whereas the Classy Wrap is a floor standing machine.

I also like it how you can tie the neck of the stuffed balloon while it's still inside the balloon chamber.

The demo video below shows what I mean.

In addition, when comparing the websites and YouTube channels of Keepsake Stuffer and "Gift in a Balloon" (the makers of the Classy Wrap), the team at Keepsake Stuffer do a much better job, which is reflected in the positive testimonials.

For the DIY Lovers: How to Make Your Own Balloon Stuffing Machine

If you don't want to spend the money on a balloon stuffer at the moment, but have the time and patience to make one yourself, you are in luck.

I found an excellent video tutorial. It's in Spanish language, but you can enable subtitles and have them auto-translated to English. 

To enable the subtitles, first click on "cc" at the bottom of the video. This will turn on the Spanish captions.

Now click the gear wheel icon to access the video settings. Select "subtitles," then "auto-translate" and choose English (or any other language of your choice).

And here's the tutorial for making your own balloon stuffing machine:

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