How To Stick Balloons To The Wall

How To Stick Balloons To The Wall: Full Guide (Updated)

Last Updated on February 22, 2024 by Kimberlee Johnson

When it comes to parties and creating an aesthetically pleasing atmosphere, one aspect that can often perplex us is figuring out how to attach balloons to walls.

It may seem easy, but trust me; it can be a real headache.

Thankfully, after trying different ways at many parties, I’ve found some super simple methods to make your balloons right where you want them.

Get ready to become a pro at connecting balloons to walls. Let’s get started.

8 Easy Ways To Stick The Balloon To Your Wall

1. Use Double-Sided Tape

putting double sided tape on a balloon

Double-sided tape [1] has a sticky surface on both sides. It makes a great option for those who don’t want to use nails, pins, or other more permanent fixtures. 

To use double-sided tape, measure the length of the wall you want to cover and cut the tape to fit. 

After that, remove the backing off the tape and then adhere it straight to the wall. You can then stick your balloons to the tape. 

To ensure that the balloons stick securely, press them firmly against the tape. 

If you’re worried about the balloons falling off, you can use extra tape to reinforce the connection. 

2. Attach A String To The Balloon & Hang It On A Hook

Attaching a string to a balloon and hanging it using a hook is useful for those who don’t want to damage the wall or leave any sticky residue. 

You’ll need to use a balloon, string, and hook to start. Tie the string around the balloon neck and secure it tightly. 

Now, use the hook to hang the balloon from the wall. You can use a single hook or multiple hooks, depending on the balloon size.

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3. Apply Command Strips

Command Strips are a great alternative to tape. They are easy to use and come in many sizes and styles so that you can find the perfect strip for the job. 

And very easy to remove and won’t leave any residue on your wall, making them an ideal choice for sticking balloons to the wall. 

Remove the backing from a Command Strip and push it firmly against a smooth surface like a wall. 

Once it’s in place, you can attach the balloon to the strip, and it will stay put. To create a more subtle balloon wall, you can purchase Command Strips in a clear variety.

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4. Use A Suction Cup

Suction cups come in various sizes and shapes, so you can easily find one that’s the right size for the balloon you’re using. 

It holds the balloon securely to the wall so it doesn’t move or slip away. 

And easy to remove the suction cup from the wall when you’re done with the decorations, making it a great option for temporary decorations. 

To use suction cups to attach balloons to the wall, you’ll need to start by cleaning the wall and ensuring it is free of dirt and dust. 

“Imagination is like a lofty building reared to meet the sky; whereas fancy is a balloon that soars at the wind’s will.” 

Gelett Burgess, American Artist

You’ll then insert the suction cup into the wall and press it firmly to ensure it is secure. 

Once the suction cup is secured, you can tie the balloons to the suction cup. 

Be sure to tie the balloons securely, so they don’t slip away.

5. Put A Piece Of Removable Adhesive

nano adhesive tape

Removable adhesive [2] is easy to use and leaves no residue when removed, making it a great option for any room or event. 

To use this adhesive, peel the backing off of the adhesive and stick it to the wall. Then, attach the balloon to the adhesive, which will stay in place. 

This adhesive is great for sticking balloons to surfaces such as glass or wood. 

It is strong enough to hold the balloons in place yet leaves no marks or residue when removed.

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6. Prop A Removable Putty 

The removable putty is non-toxic, non-staining, and easy to remove. It is also strong enough to hold up to 10 latex balloons and is perfect for decorating any room. 

This product is perfect for kids and adults alike, as it is safe to use and won’t damage the wall. 

Once you have adhered to the balloons, they can easily peel off with no residue. It is also reusable, so you can stick the balloons in different places as often as you need.

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7. Use A Scotch Tape

Scotch tape is easy to use and won’t damage the wall or the balloons. 

To use it, cut a piece of tape the same size as the balloon and press it against the wall. Then, take the balloon and press it against the tape. 

The tape will hold the balloon securely to the wall, and it won’t leave behind any residue or damage. 

“Watch as balloons stick to the walls with tape, defying gravity and adding a playful touch to any space.”

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Additionally, scotch tape is a great material for balloon clusters, garlands, and other decorations. 

You can make a beautiful balloon display by using multiple pieces of tape and attaching different sizes and colors of balloons in various patterns.

8. Use A Piece Of Masking Tape

hand holding masking tape

Masking tape is easy to use and doesn’t require any special tools or adhesives. 

To use it, cut a piece of masking tape long enough to cover the length of the balloon and peel off the backing. 

Then stick the tape onto the wall and press the balloon firmly against it. 

The balloon will stick securely to the wall with the masking tape in place. 

However, note that the masking tape will not last forever, so it’s wise to check the balloons periodically to ensure they are still in place. 



How can balloons be stuck to the ceiling without causing damage?

Using glue or glue lines adhesive is an effective way to adhere balloons to the ceiling without causing damage. 

Balloons can be tied to lightweight objects such as fishing lines, strings, or ribbons, which can then be attached to the ceiling without causing damage.

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Hot glue is often popular as it adheres quickly and provides a durable bond between the balloons.

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Final Thoughts

Sticking balloons to a wall can be an impressive way to decorate for a party or special event. 

Just remember to clean the wall before you start and to use the right adhesive depending on the material of the wall. 

With these tips in mind, you can easily turn your wall into a festive backdrop for your celebration.


Kimberlee Johnson
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