Inflate and install the garland a couple of hours prior to an event so they look their best. You can install the day before if you need to. Inflate each balloon to a more rounded shape by letting out some air. Use a hand or electric balloon air pump. The mini balloons are hard to blow up by mouth and jumbo balloons need to be inflated using a pump.
Slip the knot of each balloon through the holes in the tape for a secure fit. String can also be used to tie on balloons to the strip. Position balloons until you get your desired look. Read down the page for foil balloons.
We like to use string on the ends of the balloon tape to tie the garland onto removable command hooks. Or tape the strip onto a frame.
Inflate all balloons and tie together in pairs. Then get your fishing line and loop around the balloons a couple of times leaving enough at the end for tying to your hook or stand. Continue adding more balloon pairs by wrapping your fishing line around each pair, pushing the balloons together for a firm fit. At the end you can tie on with string/line extra balloons (jumbos or foil orbz).
Foil Balls: If your kit comes with foil ball balloons insert your pump nozzle into the valve, the pressure from the pump will automatically open the valve as you inflate it. Fill until it is completely round and there are no creases on the seams. Be careful not to overfill as it will pop, so go slowly at the end of filling. When filling the foil ball balloons it is normal when inflating to hear a popping sound as the balloon expands it’s panels to form a round ball. Foil balloons are self sealing, so just press the valve flat to seal. Tip: You can always use sticky tape over the valve to do an extra seal. Keep the valve as flat as possible to prevent air escaping. So don't tie string over it. Tie string under the valve right at the bottom underneath away from it, then tie onto your garland.
Hot Tip: To keep your latex balloons looking fresher for longer, especially in the outdoors we like to use a hi-shine balloon spray.
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Balloons in nature are fragile. We use the highest quality balloons available on the market by leading brands, however please use great care when inflating. If you are concerned please order extra balloons for your event if you are concerned about popping. We do not offer refunds on balloons.
Latex balloons generally have a shelf life of up to 1 year. The best way is to store your balloons in a dry air tight container or zip-lock storage bag. Keep them in a cool, dry place out of the sun light. A cool drawer or basement.
Balloons are not toys and pose a choking hazard to children. Children should not be around balloons (inflated or deflated) without adult supervision.