Seeing the Balloon Column Pole

by Gloria
(Birmingham)

Balloon Columns w/ Pole Showing Through (Image Source: lasvegaspartyevents.com)

Balloon Columns w/ Pole Showing Through (Image Source: lasvegaspartyevents.com)

Hi, I'm new to the balloon decor business and was wondering if you know why, each time I make a balloon column, I can see the pole through the gaps in the balloons.


I know how to wrap it to help disguise it but I can still see it. I've see lots of other columns made by others and can't see their poles, or is it the angle of which the photograph has been taken?

Hope you can help, it's been playing on my mind for a while now.

Gloria

ANSWER

Hi Gloria,

First of all, congrats on becoming a professional balloon decorator. :-)

The "secret" to poles not showing through is to size and pack the balloons properly. All balloons need to be blown up to exactly the same size, and then you have to pack the clusters very tightly to the frame.

Every balloon decorator struggles with this, especially when starting out. That's why many use color matching shower curtain rod covers to make the pole less visible.

Sorry that I cannot be of more help, but I really think there is no other special trick or technique to this.

Warmest,
Margit

P.S. You are certainly not the only one struggling with this. I've uploaded a photo of a balloon column where the pole's showing through.

Comments for Seeing the Balloon Column Pole

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Poles NEW
by: Barbar

I agree you need to pack the balloons tighter. I was a little worried at first but I realized that was the problem. I was a watch and learn on my own.

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
You are Welcome :-)
by: Margit

My pleasure, Gloria.

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Thank you
by: Gloria

Thank you for your help Margit.

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. How to hang balloons upside down

    How can I hang balloons upside down like this and also where can I purchase different sizes of round balloons for this type of decoration? ANSWER Hi

    Read More

  2. 3ft balloons

    Hi, I've been asked to make 4 x 3ft balloons with confetti inside. I assume it's 40/60 air/helium to fill but how can i get the confetti to stick to the

    Read More

  3. 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