Easy DIY Balloon Arch Ideas

Have something to celebrate? Hopefully, we all will have lots of happy gatherings with those we love this year.  There is nothing more festive than balloons! These DIY balloon arch ideas are easy to make, inexpensive to DIY, and a super fun way to make whatever you are celebrating full of magic and special memories. You can learn how to make a balloon arch, DIY balloon garlands, and even make balloon arch stands to save you tons of money. So pick your poison! Rose gold balloon arch? Rainbow? Black & white party? Customize the look to your event, and get planning to have the most gorgeous graduation, backyard wedding, anniversary, work party or family get together yet!



How to Make a Balloon Arch

It seems like there are two basic ways to making a balloon arch… with chicken wire, and without. This first tutorial comes to us from ‘The House That Lars Built’, and is a great primer on how to make a balloon arch using chicken wire, tape or a low temp glue gun, and fishing line. One of their top tips? Invest in a  balloon pump! They aren’t expensive and they will be invaluable since you have to blow up, oh, I don’t know, a bazillion balloons? 🙂 They also have an easy to follow how-to video! This is stunning!


Making a Balloon Arch Without Wire

Here is a way to make a DIY balloon arch without chicken wire! From ‘Priscilla Locke’, this idea makes for a bit more flexible project. Using plastic craft needles and fishing line, you can hang this one as an arch, or use it as a balloon garland as well! It’s all in how you hang and arrange the balloons. She has a great tip for how to tie on all the balloons without ending up with fingers that look like it.


Balloon Arch Ideas with Flowers

This balloon arch idea with flowers is a perfect wedding decoration! Find step by step directions at ‘Green Wedding Shoes’. They used silk flowers, so you don’t have to worry about flowers wilting in the heat, etc… Also check out our post on how to make paper roses over at TBD!


Rainbow Balloon Arch

Make a DIY rainbow balloon arch with this easy tutorial from ‘Paisley & Sparrow’. She uses a balloon arch strip as a base to create hers. It’s basically a store bought version of the chicken wire. And once again, she strongly recommends the balloon pump!


How to Make a Balloon Garland

Rachel from ‘Maison de Pax’ has a great step by step tutorial for how to make a balloon garland. A garland is different from a balloon arch in that it drapes over the top of your celebration, in the same way paper streamers might. But this is way more fun and festive.


DIY Balloon Garland

Jump on over to ‘The House of Hood’ to find out how to make a variety of sizes and shapes of DIY balloon garland. In this cool idea, they used some confetti balloons as a countdown for New Years!


Circle Arch Stand

Make a circle balloon arch stand with this easy idea from ‘Leanne Choi’. Made from PVC pipe, this is a great idea for a DIY wedding balloon arch. This is way less expensive to make than it is to buy or even rent. This would also be a great choice for making a photo backdrop as well.


Hopefully you found a balloon arch idea that is perfect for your celebration! Don’t forget to check out our posts on Rustic DIY Wedding Decor, 4th of July Front Porch Ideas, and DIY Backyard Games over at TGG!

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Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates & Steve Bates (co-owners) – Woodard Bates Media LLC consisting of three blogs: TheBudgetDecorator.com, OhMeOhMyBlog.com and TheGardenGlove.com.

Kathy Bates’ previous writing credits include:

Former home decorating expert for Lifetime TV, Galtime and Country Woman Magazine.

Her book spent time at #1 on Amazon’s Home & Garden Topseller List in 2002.

Published or featured in numerous national publications, including:

Country Sampler’s Decorating Ideas magazine, Woman’s Day magazine, HGTV, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Marketwatch, Decorating Solutions magazine, Decorating Ideas magazine, The Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City News, The Oklahoman, Akron Beacon Journal, Pensacola News Journal and The Telegraph.

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