How to Create a DIY Balloon Garland with Illume Partyware

NEW Stylish DIY Balloon Garland Kits have arrived!

Balloons have always been an essential party decoration for any occasion, however in recent times balloon garlands and balloon installations have exploded as balloon stylists develop elaborate, sophisticated and luxurious backdrops, arches and features turning the humble balloon into an artform.

Balloon Garland DIY Kit Pastels Box

You can now create your own stylish balloon garlands at home using our new DIY balloon garland kits. Everything you need is included in the kit so all you need to do is inflate and assemble.

Balloon Garland DIY Kit Pink

These new kits from Australian partyware designers Illume Partyware, have been carefully formulated and rigorously tested to ensure you have absolutely everything you need to simply create a professional 1.8m / 6ft balloon garland. Each kit contains colour coordinated 11” and 5” balloons (53 in total), clear string and a balloon pump. Some balloons are 'layered' or 'double stuffed' (one balloon inside another) which creates unique colours and a brilliant shine!

Balloon Garland Pastels

In just 45 minutes you will have a stunning balloon garland ready to hang or display as a party decoration or feature. Follow the DIY Balloon Garland instructions tutorial below to see how easy it is.

Balloon Garland DIY Kit Gold


Step 1: Inflate balloons with provided balloon pump so they are round in shape rather than oval, you do not need to be fully inflated. Leave a long neck at top of balloon for tying together. For double stuffed balloons (one balloon inside another) only tie off the inside balloon.Balloon Garland Instructions 1

Step 2: Tie a 5” balloon together with a 11” balloon. Repeat until you have created 13 pairs of 11” & 5”. Tie a 5” balloon together with a 5” balloon. Repeat until you have created 13 pairs of 5”.

Balloon Garland Instructions 1

Step 3: Assemble pairs using the 4m string provided, leave about 70cm of string on each end for hanging. Secure 1st pair of 5” balloons by wrapping line around middle of the pair and secure with knot. Add a 11” & 5” pair by wrapping around line & sliding up to meet the last balloon pair. Continue to add each pair alternating between 11”pairs & 5” pairs.

Balloon Garland Instructions 1

Step 4: Hang up the garland, twist & adjust balloons to cover any knots and string.

Balloon Garland Instructions 1

Congratulations on making your stylish and professional balloon garland! Now enjoy the way it brings your party to life!

TIP: If you are making your balloon garland a day ahead, store your inflated balloons in a sealed bag. Keep them away from heat, sun and high humidity while being stored. This will help prevent them from oxidizing, becoming cloudy and losing their shine.

Illume Partyware loves parties but we also proactively design with the environment in mind.  We use latex balloons that are made from rubber trees located in plantations that are Rainforest Alliance Certified™. The latex breaks down under normal environmental conditions like other natural products and this takes approximately the same time as an oak leaf.

Illume Partyware is also a member of PEBA and as such we continue to educate shoppers:  


August 19, 2019 — Lovely Occasions