An organic balloon arch is garland of balloons with an even/random arrangement of balloons along the line. The garland is then hung or arranged to form an arch. This type of balloon arangement is very popular and on trend in 2016. The random arrangement of balloons allows what is a very clean sterile product to match the organic items of an event just as flowers and fabric.
Though they may look daunting they are quite simple to make and with practise anybody can create something quite spectacular ready for pinterest.
What you will need for a 3 metre garland/arch
- apprxomiately 100 12cm mini latex balloons in at least 2 colours, or 2 shades of colour.
- approximately 20 28cm latex balloons in at least 2 colours, or 2 shades of colour
- fishing wire approximately 4 metres in length.
- a balloon pump to inflate your balloon with regular sizes
- long skinny modelling balloons
What to do
- inlfate all your balloons in varying sizes. Use the balloon pump to regulate the sizes of your balloons. ie 3 pumps for 20 balloons, 1 pump for 10 etc.
- tie 2 balloons together to form duplets. Mismatch sizes and colours to help create you random arrangement
- tie the duplets to your fishing wire, after leaving wire for you to tie the garland up. To tie the duplets to the arch put the wire between the knots of the balloons and then twist the balloons around each other
- keep adding the duplets until you have reached you required length allowing room to attach the garland at the end.
Tips and tricks
- push your duplets very close together, the knots of the balloons should be as close together as possible, this will minimise the gaps between balloons
- before you start work out what proportion of each colour you wish to see in the garland, when putting your duplets on the wire ensure you spread out your colours out throughout the garland
- add ivy, flowers or paper honeycomb decorations to your garland to add interest and theming
- to add width to your garland you can add layers of balloons by tieing a long skinny modeling balloon to your duplets and then tie the skinny balloon around the existing base duplets. Ensure your second layer of balloons sits tight into the garland. You can also use glue dots to add balloons to any gaps
- to increase the difference in shades of your chosen colour put a darker balloon inside a lighter balloon - this can help you create some beautiful shades of colour which are not available in standard balloons
Have fun and just have a go, the best thing about an organic creation is there is no wrong - it is just your style.