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Summer is upon us my friends and wow was it needed over here in the cold woods of southern Indiana. I feel like since this is my first round of experiencing the seasons change as a non-student, it’s like I’m truly experiencing them for the first time.
With summer comes things that feel super summery: backyards, mowing the grass, hammocks, fruity mix drinks, grilling burgers every Friday night, and, of course, celebrating more than we need to because we want to!
What’s better to celebrate than our freedom? After all, I have the perfect balloon addition to your patriotic party decorations, and it is stunning.
So, without further ado…
Patriotic Balloon Garland
There’s nothing like a festive balloon garland to make you feel good, like everything is right in the world. No, but seriously, this is a great tool to have in your tool belt in order to pull it out whenever you need just a bit more cheer for the party.
Balloon art always adds a little somethin’-somethin’ to a beautiful party, and man-oh-man did I have fun making this one.
I thought of this a long time ago, actually. Probably back closer to January. And I held onto it because I thought those little white balloons that look like stars would just be the cutest thing. And, they were.
A Beginners Guide to Balloon Garland-ing
It’s all about having good balloons. You want them to have the right amount of stretch so they tie well, but not too much transparency so the color is rich.
Here are the balloons I used to create this one, and the balloons I love to create garlands with. The blue and white ones in the brand I like are out of stock, so I linked to a pricey-er brand but they are even better:
And now for the assembly.
My favorite way to do them has evolved since I started. The way I approach them now is to blow up a ton of balloons and tie them off in clusters of three. Meaning, tie the knots of three balloons together.
For this specific garland, I did 4 sets of blue clusters and then glued them together with this low-heat glue gun. I waited until the garland was all glued together and on the wall before adding the small, white balloons as stars.
Then, I would tie off three clusters of each red and white balloons. I glued them together in an alternating pattern.
I then tied the balloons around with yarn and moved it a bit to make sure it was hidden, and secured them to the wall with command hooks that could be easily taken down once the party was over!
I thought the balloon install might serve as a good photo backdrop for someone in uniform. I was right, it totally did. As always, thank you to my sweetie. He serves his favorite little home town so faithfully every single day he goes to work. We love you <3.
Thanks for popping on by for this quick little 4th of july patriotic balloon garland! I hope it helps you in all your party plannin’ needs.
If you have any questions, never feel weird reaching out. I’d love to help in any way possible!