How To Make Balloon Bouquets Without Helium

How To Make Balloon Bouquets Without Helium in 6 Steps (2023)

Last Updated on January 23, 2023 by Kimberlee Johnson

Making a balloon bouquet is a wonderful way to bring whimsy and excitement to any event, and you don’t even need helium to make a spectacular display. 

We’ll show you how to create your beautiful balloon bouquets without helium. 

From stunning archways to stunning centerpieces, you’ll learn all the tricks and techniques to create gorgeous balloon bouquets easily. 

6 Simple Steps In Making Balloon Bouquets Without Helium

Birthday Balloon Bouquet

1. Gather the supplies you need for the bouquet, such as balloons, ribbons, and any other decorations you would like to use. 

2. Select the type of balloons you want to use for the bouquet. Consider the type of celebration, the recipient, and the atmosphere you would like to create with the bouquet. 

3. Inflate the balloons with air. It can be done with a hand pump or with a drinking straw. 

4. Tie the balloons with a ribbon or string and make them look like a bouquet. 

5. Arrange the balloons in a bouquet shape with the tallest balloons in the middle and the shortest ones around the outside. 

6. Secure the balloons by tying the ribbons together and placing the bouquet in a vase [1], basket, or other containers to make it look more attractive.

Check out how you can decorate your place with streamers and balloons here.

How To Tie A Balloon To Make It Into A Bouquet?

Start by inflating the balloons and tying the ends in a knot. Then, cut a length of ribbon, fold it in half, and loop it around the knot of the first balloon. 

To keep the knot in place, pull the ends of the ribbon through the loop and tighten them. 

“Each firm held its rope; one by one, they realized that no matter how strongly they pulled, the balloon would eventually lift them off their feet.” 

Michael Lewis, American Author

Repeat this process with each balloon, adding one at a time and ensuring that the ribbon is pulled tight after each balloon is added. 

Gather the ribbon ends into a bow when you’re done attaching balloons. 

Read: 8 Easy Ways You Can Stuff Balloon Without A Machine

When Should You Start Making A Balloon Bouquet?

When making balloon bouquets, it’s important to start early. We suggest ordering the balloons and other materials at least a week before the event. 

It guarantees that you have everything you need and that nothing is missing and provides time to practice and ensure that the bouquet looks exactly how you want it to. 

You should begin to assemble the bouquet at least two days before the event. 

So it gives you plenty of time to make necessary adjustments and get the balloons and other materials in place. 

And make sure that all the balloons are correctly inflated, and the bouquet looks perfect before the big day. 

How Many Balloons Should You Use To Make A Balloon Bouquet?

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For a basic balloon bouquet, you’ll need at least three to seven balloons for a table bouquet and up to 12 for floor bouquets. 

But the number of balloons you’ll need depends on the size and shape of the bouquet, the type of balloons you’re using, and where it will be decorated. 

Plus, a great way to create a unique balloon bouquet is to use a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors of balloons. 

Try to use contrasting colors and small, medium, and large balloons to create an eye-catching display. 

How Long Will It Last?

A bouquet of balloons will typically last anywhere from six to eight weeks if you use air instead of helium. 

But this can depend on the type of balloons used and the conditions they are kept in. 

Latex balloons are the most commonly used type in bouquets, typically lasting for a few days. 

If the balloons are taken care of properly, they can last up to several weeks. 

They should be kept away from direct sunlight, heat, and sharp objects, which can cause them to pop or deflate.

But how long can a helium balloon stay afloat?

Would It Save Money To Make Your Balloon Bouquet?

Yes. Creating your balloon bouquet will cost you less than what you would pay for a professionally-made one. 

Rather than spending more money [2] on a pre-made bouquet, you can save money by purchasing the balloons and other supplies separately. 

Additionally, you can customize the balloons’ colors, shapes, and sizes to match the occasion or the recipient’s personality. 

Then, add special items like ribbons, confetti, or other decorations to the bouquet to make it even more personal. 

Not only that, if you already have some basic crafting supplies around the house (like scissors, glue, and balloons), you can save even more money by not having to buy anything else.


How do you create a balloon bouquet arrangement with numbers?

Begin by selecting the type of balloons you’d like to use in the bouquet, such as number-shaped balloons. 

Blow up the balloons and arrange them in the shape of a bouquet by tying them together with string. Add a number to each balloon to complete your balloon bouquet arrangement.

How can flowers be attached to a balloon hoop?

Attaching flowers to a balloon hoop can be done using floral tape or wire to secure them. 

To give the flowers a more secure form of attachment, one can also use a hot glue gun to ensure the flowers stay in place on the hoop.

How can a balloon be displayed without helium?

A balloon can be suspended from the ceiling or hung from a wall using tape, string, or a fishing line. It can also be filled with air and float freely in the room.

But how can you stick the balloons to your wall?

Bottom Line

So, there you have it—you’ve learned how to make a beautiful balloon bouquet without helium. 

With a few simple materials, you can create a festive and fun decoration that is the perfect addition to any party or special event. 

Don’t be afraid to get creative and add some of your touches. You can use these tips to design a one-of-a-kind balloon bouquet that will surely make your guests smile.


Kimberlee Johnson
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