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DIY Balloon Arch

Learn how to make a balloon arch step by step and without helium!

DIY Balloon Arch
DIY Balloon Arch
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Learn how to make a balloon arch without helium when you follow this tutorial! This DIY balloon arch is about as easy as it gets to make your own at home. All you need are basic materials to complete this project and liven up your next party, be it a birthday party, bridal shower, or holiday celebration. You don't even need a stand! By clustering your balloons together as suggested, you can make a balloon arch easily and affordably. Don't let your next party go without this amazingly fun element! Celebrate by having a balloon arch on display.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniqueGeneral Crafts


Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Balloon Buddy
  • Assortment of balloons
  • Packing tape
  • Hot glue gun (Use a low temperature glue gun to glue small balloon clusters to your arch. Low temperature glue guns can usually be found at the dollar store.)


  1. Blow up and tie a lot of balloons. Make them all different sizes.

  2. Sew balloons together using a plastic needle and fishing line to make clusters.

  3. Begin clustering together with packing tape and/or glue.

  4. Continue to adhere balloons together until you create desired shape and structure.

Tips and Tricks:

  1. Balloons are heartier than you may think! I was afraid of popping them, but they are actually quite strong.

  2. You NEED an electric balloon pump. Don’t try and blow the balloons up on your own.

  3. I started out with a structure. A wire. There is a lot of info on Pinterest about making your own frame with PVC piping.

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For this balloon DIY, you can truly create any shape you desire for your balloons. If you are making your own with wire or PVC pipe feel free to get creative. Who knew that balloons could be sewn together? Not me. I like to use lots of orange, black, and purple balloons at my Halloween parties!


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