I’ve been promising this post since BK’s Rainbow Party. And while I can’t promise, it’s the best DIY you’ve ever seen, I think it will be good enough to get you a yard full of balloon topiaries at your next party.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- conduit (we used 8 foot sections, I think they come in 10 foot sections, but Allen cut them because they were too high to begin with)
Start by blowing up two balloons, it’s easier to tie the balloons together before they are tied separately.
Simply tie a know in the two balloons to keep them together.
Continue this process with 5 sets of balloons (10 total balloons).
After all of your balloons are tied together, you’ll start twisting the sets to connect them and build the topiary.
I’ve tried to coordinate with Allen to film this video, but things have been busy around here. So I made one myself, I don’t have one of those cool iPhone tripods, so I literally held the phone while I was creating the topiary. It isn’t the best, but I felt like you needed a glimpse because it’s super simple, yet hard to explain in writing. I hope this helps it make a little more sense.
After you twist them all together as I demonstrated in the video the middle will look something like this.
From here, I just tied tulle around the entire section and left the ends hanging down. It sort of becomes hidden in the middle of the balloons and you’ll only see the ends hanging down. Allen went ahead and put all of the poles in the ground and I just went around on a step ladder and placed the topiaries on top.
Use the tape to cover the tops of the poles, you don’t want to risk your balloons popping.
Then, just place the balloon topiary on top of the poles, it should be a tight fit, and I used the tulle to help secure it to the pole. I just crossed tied a knot beneath the balloons and onto the pole. However, it was just for added precaution. If you place the topiary on the pole correctly, it will stay snug in place because of the tightness that is created in the center by twisting the balloons.
We tested one the night before, I would definitely recommend doing that to get a feel for how it installs on the pole. Once you practice a time or two, you’ll be all set. Just try and avoid direct sunlight on a 90 degree day, your balloons might pop, I would know. We definitely should have waited until closer to time.
Let me know if you have any other questions and I will try my best to answer them for you!