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Working with Link-o-loons

by Courtney A.
(New York)

Link-o-Loon Garlands [Image source: www.helloparty.com]

Link-o-Loon Garlands [Image source: www.helloparty.com]

My mom and I are planning on making air-filled swags with the 6" link-o-loons. We have never worked with link-o-loons before. How many days in advance can we blow up the balloons? Any tips for making them easier to work with? Will it be easier if we have some clips or disks to tie them off? Thank you!

ANSWER

Hi Courtney,

Some professionals blow up their air filled balloons up to 3 weeks before the event, but I would suggest you should inflate them a maximum of 5 days in advance.

To prevent them from oxidising it's very important to store the inflated balloons in a clean plastic bag, and close the bag tightly over the balloons.

Large trash bags (55 galloon clear drum bin liners) will do the job just fine. If you want a more professional and stronger solution, try the 36" x 28" x 60" Giant Poly Bag Cover/Liner from Associated Bags (US only).

As for working with the link-o-loons: they are pretty easy to work with. All you have to do is inflate the link-o-loons and knot them together with their especially for this purpose designed ends.

Please also see my answer to a related question about making a link-o-loon arch.

I hope that helps and - as always - I would love to see your link-o-loon swags!

Best,
Margit

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Making a Link-o-Loon Arch

by Suzie
(Greenacres, Fl)

What are the step-by-step instructions to making a link-o-loon arch, like the one that is displayed on this website?

ANSWER:

Hi Suzie,

Creating a link-o-loon arch is really quite easy. All you have to do is tie one balloon to each other, using the "tails" that are the characteristic feature of these balloons.

Have a look at these graphics and instructions about working with link-o-loons.

And this super short video shows a neat tip for tying link-a-loon balloons the right way:


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Link-a-loon helium filled arch

Large Floating Link-a-Loon Arch [Image source: www.baysideballoonsonline.com]

Large Floating Link-a-Loon Arch [Image source: www.baysideballoonsonline.com]

I'm making a large link-a-loon helium filled arch. It's about 16 feet wide and almost as tall. Does it need the small quad balloons in between each link or will it be fine without the quads?

ANSWER

The link-o-loon arch will be fine without the quads. I've uploaded an image that shows some large link-o-loon arches without the quads.

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