How do you make a star shape balloon arch?


I would like to know the dimensions to making an arch in shape of a star. A walk through arch. But I'm not sure of the sizes or the materials.

Comments for How do you make a star shape balloon arch?

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Reply to Melt52 "Fixtures"
by: Margit

Hi there!

Sorry to hear about your troubles with the balloon arch frame.

It's difficult to say which fixtures you need without seeing the actual frame.

I would suggest that you take one of the frame pieces with you and go to a hardware store. Ask them if they have fitting fixtures or if not, if they have an idea how to attach the pieces to each other.

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Fixtures
by: Melt52

Purchased a frame from a company. It arrived but with the wrong fixtures. Have emailed the company and raised a dispute with PayPal.

What I need to know is there anywhere I could just get the fixtures from to put the frame together?

Many thanks

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Base for Star Balloon Arch
by: Margit

You could either buy ready made bases at specialist balloons suppliers or make the base yourself, similar to the base for balloon columns.

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
star arch
by: Anonymous

what do you use for the base of the arch

Rating
starstarstar
Length of the rod
by: Margit

To find out how long the rod has to be, you need to draw a sketch of the star arch, according to the size you want it to be.

You can either draw it in real size (for example on your drive way), or a proportionately smaller one on a piece of paper.

Then take the measures from your sketch, and you'll know how long the rod needs to be.

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Star Arch
by: Anonymous

How long does the rod have to be?

Rating
starstar
Walk Through Arch
by: Margit

For a self-supporting walk through arch you will need at least 1/2" aluminium rod for the frame. If the frame has to be extra sturdy (e.g. for outdoor arches), I would even recommend using 1/2" conduit. It's more difficult to work with, but it will give your arch the sturdyness it needs.

Please also see my comments on how to make the frame for a star or heart shaped arch.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Balloon Decorations FAQ.

Recent Articles

  1. Blowing Up Balloons | How to Blow Up a Balloon Fast & Easy

    Blowing up balloons drives you crazy? The trick is to start the flow of air and then keep blowing. Learn how to blow up balloons with your mouth the easy way.

    Read More

  2. How to Tie a Balloon Knot | An Easy Way to Tie Balloons

    There is an easy way to tie a balloon knot, that won't leave you tied up in knots! After inflating the balloon you hold it against your body. With your palm facing downwards, take the neck of the ball…

    Read More

  3. DIY Base for Balloon Columns | How to Make Your Own Balloon Stand

    For air filled balloon columns you need a sturdy base. In a few easy steps you can make that balloon stand yourself. Simply follow our short tutorial.

    Read More