In my articles, I recommend products  to create your own balloon decorations. If you buy through one of those links, I receive a small commission. There is no additional cost to you. To learn more, please see my affiliate disclosure.

What are the best tulle and organza ribbon to wrap a 3 ft balloon.

Hi, I want to wrap a 3ft ballon in tulle and tie off in organza ribbon. Could you tell me please which tulle and ribbon would work without weighing it down too much. And anything else you think I should know.

Thanks

ANSWER

Hi there,

I don't think there are big differences in the weight of tulle. In general, tulle is a very lightweight material. According to Tullesource.com, 25 yards of their 54" tulle weighs 1lb.

That means 1 yard weighs about 18g. You'll probably need 2 to 3 yards to cover your 3ft balloon fully, resulting in 36g to 57g.

The Qualatex Helium Chart says that a fully inflated 3ft balloon can lift up to 339g (12oz).

Organza ribbons typically are delicate and lightweight too and shouldn't add too much extra weight.

Hope that helps!

Margit

Click here to post 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. 21 Dazzling DIY Balloon Decorating Ideas to Impress Your Guests

    Want to make your next party or event extra special? Choose from these 21 splendid balloon decorating ideas, complete with DIY instructions (not just a list of pretty photos!).

    Read More

  2. LED Balloon Lights | Types, Costs & How to Use Them

    Balloon lights: How long do they last? Do they also work with helium balloons? Where can you buy them? We answer all these questions in our balloon lights reviews.

    Read More

  3. Toronto, Canada, Fort Lauderdale Florida, Detroit, Michigan, Balloon Haus Inc.

    Janeen Brown shop@balloonhaus.ca www.shopballoonhaus.com 647-696-6941 Services: weddings, anniversaries, corporate events, balloon releases, balloon

    Read More