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How do I attach large foil letters to a balloon arch?

I want to make a large arch way with a 4 letter name in the centre I know how to make an arch with latex balloons but unsure how to connect the large foil letters to keep them in place.

ANSWER:

The best way to attach balloon letters or other foil balloons to an arch is to use double-sided tape. Place a strip of tape on the back of the balloon's neck and then fold the neck over itself with the fishing line on the inside.

This keeps the neck flat and prevents the balloon from twisting or sliding.

The balloon pros over at BalloonHQ.com recommend to use double-sided foam tape rather than normal adhesive tape for best results.

Hope that helps. Would love to see a photo of your arch. Simply post it to my Facebook Page.

Margit

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Reply to Cinthya: Air or Helium?
by: Margit

Hi Cinthya,

If you want your balloon letter arch to float, you'll have to use helium.

There are however other options, if you don't want to spend that much money for helium.

You can read more about that in my article four ways for arranging balloon letters.

Best,
Margit

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Sweet 16 Valerie
by: Cinthya Martin

Do you use helium for a balloon letter arch "Sweet16Valerie" or just air?

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Thank you, Gigi5!
by: Margit

Thanks for your kind words! I am glad that the description of how to attach the foil letters to the balloon arch made sense to you. :-)

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Great!
by: Gigi5

If you are familiar with foil balloons and how to tie the neck with string/ribbon,this should make perfect sense. I totally get it. Thank you for the valuable info!

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How would you describe it better?
by: Margit

Hello there, Anonymous,

Sorry to hear that you didn't find the description helpful.

How would you suggest to improve it?

Best,
Margit

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This was a terrible description

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