I’m going to show you how to make simple balloon clusters.
It’s a very inexpensive way to decorate for festive occasions and the supplies can be bought at the dollar store.
You will need balloons, cable ties and a balloon pump, or blow them up by mouth.
For each cluster you need 12 balloons, no more and no less, otherwise it won’t be round. For the larger clusters I used 9” balloons with a large cable tie and for the smaller clusters I used 5” balloons with small cable ties.
One of the secrets to getting a professional looking balloon ball is to inflate your balloons correctly.
Blow up your balloon larger than it will eventually be, so that it looks like a pear (don’t tie it off yet)
Release some of the air from the balloon so that it starts to take a rounded shape, like this
Now you can tie the nozzle. Inflate the other 11 balloons and try to get them all the same size, just eyeball it, it will be good enough.
It’s time to start putting the cluster together. Using your cable tie, push it through the nozzle of each balloon, piercing the latex.
keep going until you have all 12 balloons on the cable tie. Next you will close up the cable tie, as tight as it will go, this will form a rounded cluster.
Make as many as you like and hang them up with clear string.
If you have any questions, I’d be happy to answer them.
I apologize for the crappy photos, I only had one hand free.
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