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How do I make this organic balloon arch?

by Khatera

Organic Balloon Arch (Found on Pinterest)

Organic Balloon Arch (Found on Pinterest)

Organic Balloon Arch (Found on Pinterest)
Balloon Arch by Khatera from EventsbyKhatera.com
Khatera's Balloon Arch in Detail (Photo Credit: @edrisphotos)
Complete Baby Shower Set Up w/ Balloon Arch (Photo Credit: @edrisphotos)

Hi there! I would like to create a demi organic balloon arch for a baby shower, similar to the one I uploaded in the photo. Can you explain how to best create such an arch? Thank you.


ANSWER:

There are two different methods to create such an organic half balloon arch.

One is with chicken wire. For this method, the arch should be located close to a wall. Here's a good tutorial, with description and video:

http://thehousethatlarsbuilt.com/2014/07/balloon-arch-tutorial.html/

The other method is to create a garland by tying balloon duplets and quadruplets to each other, using fishing line or string, and then attach this garland to a balloon column stand.

The garland is longer than the stand, so the excessive length of the garland builds the horizontal part of the arch (which needs to be attached to the ceiling, with fishing line).

This is a bit hard to explain, so you better watch it in this video tutorial:



Hope that helps! Good luck with your arch.

Best,
Margit


A week after Khatera had asked her question, she emailed me with the following update:

I finally did it! The baby shower that I was doing the balloons for was this past Saturday and everyone loved it! I made it organic and really did the design I orginally wanted rather than the design I sent you a picture of.

It was easier doing it this way I kinda winged it as I went along. I didn't use any poles or chicken wire since I was able to attach the balloons to the wall using fishing wire and zip ties.

Thank you so much for answering my questions! I was so nervous about doing the balloons and you really made me feel at ease.

I didn't take a whole lot of pictures since I was running around but see the attached picture I was able to capture.

(You can see the picture of Khatera's arch at the top of this page. Congrats for creating such a beautiful organic arch!)

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Reply to Sarah
by: Margit

Hi Sarah,

In the first example (with a frame made of chicken wire), you'd use removable utility hooks and gaffer tape to attach the chicken wire to the wall. Both items are removable and should not damage the wall.

In the second example fishing line is used to hang the free swinging part of the garland / arch from the ceiling. If there are not fixtures in the ceiling to attach the fishing line to, you could again use removable hooks, suitable for ceilings.

Hope that helps!

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How to attach balloon garland to wall
by: Sarah

How do you attach your garland to the wall. Please?

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Reply to Tame - What type of balloon?
by: Margit

Hi Tame,

What a wonderful idea to make an organic balloon arch / garland for your son's first birthday.

The apparent "thickness" of some of the balloons used is because they are double stuffed, i.e. one balloon inside another one, in two different colors.

You can see this about 1:30 minutes into the video that's on this page.

As balloon brand, most of the professional decorators use Qualatex.

Hope that helps! Would love to see a photo of your organic garland.

Best,
Margit

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What type balloon?
by: Tamy

Hello, my son is turning one and I would love to make a balloon garland like this one. I noticed that the balloons you used are thicker and matte than normal balloons. What brand are they? What do you recommend? Thank you so much.

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How many balloons?
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How many balloons were used to make the organic arch shown in the video?

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Party Zealot
by: Sheena

It looks so professional and beautiful. It seems difficult to make but it is not. TO understand better I will suggest to watch the video.

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Thanks!
by: Margit

Thank you Kelly. Glad you like the tutorial. 😊

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brilliant
by: Kelly

Great tutorial and brilliant idea on the standing pole. Love it, thanks for sharing!

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