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Hanging Balloon Installation

Here’s a wonderfully weird balloon installation to try at your next party! We love these long balloons and wanted to use them to create something high impact… I think we hit a home run!  Hang this over a table or use it as a silly photo booth.

Hanging Balloon Installation |Oh Happy Day!

This is super-easy to make, but takes a little time. We suggest putting on your favorite show and crafting with friends!

Hanging Balloon Installation | Oh Happy Day!

Hanging Balloon Installation |Oh Happy Day!

Hanging Balloon Installation |Oh Happy Day!

Materials Needed: Large Foam Core Board, pencil, x-acto knife, 160Q long balloons, balloon hand pump, 3m ceiling hooks, twine, scissors, gaffers tape

Step 1: Use an x-acto knife to cut a foam core board in half, horizontally. Use a pencil to mark equidistant holes horizontally across the foam core and vertically down the foam core. Our marks were about 3” apart. Use these markings as a base to continue creating a grid of dots on the board, while offsetting each row.

Step 2: Wherever there is a pencil mark, cut a small “x” with an x-acto knife.

Step 3: Blow up and knot a bunch of long balloons.

Step 4: Pull the balloon tails through the small holes in the foam core until the knot pops all the way through.

Step 5: Tie twine to a 3m ceiling hook and double knot it. Repeat with 7 more hooks. Allow extra twine (at least 12”) before trimming.

Step 6: Lay the two pieces of foam core next to each other, horizontally. Measure the width and length of the two pieces of foam board. Mark the measurements of the four corners of each board on the ceiling with a pencil and attach a ceiling hook to each mark.

Step 7: Have someone help you hold up the foam board while you attach the hanging twine to the corners of the foam board with gaffer’s tape. Hang up the second foam board and you’re done!

Hanging Balloon Installation |Oh Happy Day!

Hanging Balloon Installation |Oh Happy Day!

Hanging Balloon Installation | Oh Happy Day!

Photography and Styling by Claire Lickfold & Sarah Price Olsen
Crafting by  Justine Pon

  1. Allegra

    June 27, 2017

    Oh my word I LOVE this idea! It looks like coral!

  2. Heather

    June 27, 2017

    This is weird. BUT AWESOME. You guys are the best.

  3. Saple

    June 27, 2017

    How many do you think you did and how did you attach?

      • Saple
      • June 27, 2017

      ok ignore the attach comment

        • naomi
        • July 5, 2017

        Hi Saple!

        We used nearly 100 balloons for this effect. If you have a couple hands on deck, it doesn’t take as long as you’d expect!

  4. Michelle

    June 28, 2017

    That looks incredible, and so extraordinary!

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