Easy Balloon Bunting

easy balloon bunting
Balloons are a festive and inexpensive way to decorate for a celebration.  You can choose from a variety of color and sizes . . . the only drawback is having to blow up a large number of them.  (Or you can ask your husband when it is for one of his sweet kid’s birthdays.)


For Dan’s birthday this year, I decided to make a balloon banner.  We already had a lot of blown up balloons from my son’s birthday two days prior and I’ve been wanting to try this technique since I saw it on Design Mom.  Although because it was for Dan’s birthday, I had to blow up the rest of the balloons myself.  Good thing I used to play trumpet.  Although I’ve lost some of that air since high school . . . or have I?



The technique is simple and makes assembling the fullness of your bunting so easy.  Thread a needle through the mouths of the inflated balloons.  Then slide the balloons along the thread to make the banner as full as you’d like.


After Dan’s birthday, I had some fun seeing where else I could put the balloon bunting.




My conclusions:  This is a great way to create balloon bunting.  I would love to make two of them and get some great pictures of the kids running with them in a dreamy field.  And one more thing, I really need to paint my foyer!  It looks so plain in the top photo.


Have a great day!



  1. Hi there! I just wanted to stop over and let you know that I’ve shared this post in a Balloon Party inspiration / idea board on my blog http://sparklysharpandfabulous.blogspot.com/2013/05/balloon-party-ideas.html
    I hope you can check it out and enjoy the event! <3

  2. Hi just wondering how long the balloons lasted you I’m looking for creative idea to do for my birthday wall for the children at my work but I can’t seem to have any luck did they lose their air?

    • Hi Rho, I just blew them up myself so they lasted quite awhile before starting to shrink…(days). Helium would be a different story unless the party shop puts “high float” in them. If you are looking to create a floating arch, helium would be perfect. But if you are just bunting along a rail or wall, etc, save the money and blow them up yourself. They will last. Have fun!