||An entrance Cloud Balloon Display looks spectacular above a
doorway entrance, or over a cake table.
Place 3 - 5 floating clouds above
a table top, link the clouds
together with ribbon or tulle netting.
Single standing clouds can be placed anywhere for accent.
One Cloud could be linked to a 4ft
spiral column, this free standing display can be placed at
doorway entrances, at the side of tables or in corners of rooms.
If your venue has high ceilings, Balloon Clouds provide height
and fill a large venue.
Cloud clusters are best
created with a single color balloon, but can be grouped
with clusters of other colors. A combination of 12"
white balloons and
crystal clear balloons make the most interesting
Cloud Displays can be color coordinated to your Occasion.
To make 3 Balloon Clouds, you will need:
- Balloon Sizer (Fig. 1)
- 27 -12"
- 10-15 lb. clear monofilament
line (fishing line)
Helium Tank (optional) With the
shortage of helium, or if your budget is tight, use non helium filled balloons.
If you use air-filled balloons, a
Plastic Balloon Inflator.
Balloon Weight (optional)
It is important that all the
balloons are blown up to the same size. An easy way to
size the balloons is to make a template. Cut a round
hole in a piece of poster, foam board or a box the size
you want the balloons to be, and when inflating pass the
balloon through the hole.
Tie a clear 10-15 lb monofilament line (fishing
line) to helium-filled or non helium-filled, knotted 11"
balloon. Allow a two foot tail. Determine length of longer line
by measuring desired finished height, and then add one-foot of
line for securing. If you are using helium-filled balloons
temporarily secure bottom of line at your work area (table or
Tie two helium-filled or non helium-filled
together at necks with one knot (all balloons should be inflated
to same size for balance). Repeat this step to make a second
Twist the balloon pairs together at the necks to
create a cluster of four balloons.
Attach the single balloon in the center of the
cluster by pulling the line and tail down through the
intersection of the four balloons. Wrap both the long line and
shorter tail together tightly around two opposite balloons in an
alternating figure 8 pattern.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to make a second cluster of
four balloons. Pack second cluster of four balloons tightly
under first group, and attach using only the longer line (not
the tail) by again wrapping it around the balloon necks in
alternating figure 8’s.
Using the line and tail, tightly tie off line and
tail by making a knot under the bottom cluster. Trim tail to the
To attach ribbon, tulle or other decorative swags, slide ribbon
into lower balloon cluster. Pull ribbon through and cut to
To create a canopy, first make the desired number of Balloon
Clouds and position them where appropriate.
For canopy groupings with a central cluster, use clear 16"
balloons for the middle of the arrangement. Pre-measure the
amount of ribbon or netting (or both) needed between clusters to
create the desired swag effect. Feed ribbon through the lower
balloons in each cluster, leaving about 1½ feet of ribbon tail
to hang below each cluster. Then feed all ribbons to center
cluster and let the ends drape through the middle. This
completes the canopy arrangement.
For a ultimate design replace the Top Balloon with either a 16”
balloon or a 3ft Balloon filled with 5” Balloons.
Securing Balloon Clouds can be done
in several easy ways.
Helium-filled balloons are secured with monofilament lines
anchored to the floor, a
Balloon Weight or table.
To suspend air-filled Clouds, knot the filament around the
bottom cluster and suspend the Cloud Cluster upside-down (single
balloon pointing to the floor).