Balloon curtains are a great way to decorate your event or party and make it more festive. However, they can be challenging to hang correctly. This blog post will teach you how to hang balloon curtains with the right tools and materials to get the perfect look for your event!
Steps on Hanging Balloon Curtains
Step #1: A balloon curtain is a long banner that hangs in front of your event. The material can be anything from plastic to paper, and the frames usually made out of metal or PVC pipe. Your first task will be deciding on which size you want for your curtains, as well as what type of material you would like them to make out of.
Step #2: The next step on how to hang balloon curtains is saucing for the material for your project. Some of these items are a balloon curtain frame, ropes or bungee cords, and robust paper clips that can hold up to 50 pounds. You may also want some string, so you don’t have any gaps in between balloons.
Step #3: Next step on how to hang balloon curtains is inflating the balloon. You’ll need to inflate your balloons and attach them all.
Step #4: Once you’ve done this, place the balloon curtain frame on a table or in front of where you want it to hang. You can then begin clipping paper clips onto ropes so that they hang from the top of the frame into an S shape. Then, one at a time, clip each balloon to the paper clips.
Step #5: The next on how to hang balloon curtains is to use your string in between balloons so that there are no gaps and the curtains will be secure.
You’ll want to hang them from a clothesline or curtain rod at eye level, then tie one end of the strings up with some small bungee cords for weight.
Step #6: The last step on how to hang balloon curtains is finishing. Take the other end of each string and tie them to a sturdy chair or object. Then, release the tension on the bungee cords to take up all tension in between balloons. You’re then ready to hang your curtains!
*Tip: The higher you want your balloon curtain frame from the ground, the more paper clips you’ll need. The number of paper clips is why it’s essential to ensure that every string has some weight on it, so they don’t sag and look sloppy when hung high enough in a room.
What are Balloon Curtains?
Balloon curtains are a quick and easy way to add an extra touch of colour or whimsy to the room. You can make your own DIY balloon curtain frame by adding weight, tying strings up high enough so that balloons won’t sag, then taping paper clips vertically on either side of each line every few inches to hang balloons from with rubber bands.
How many Balloons do I Need to Make Balloon Curtains?
It is possible to make one giant sheet of curtains using up to 50-60 balloons or add a few colours by adding in the mix at least 20 more for a total of about 40. You’ll need two ropes per string (or three strings per rope) to hang the balloons. And you’ll need a total of 20 paper clips for each string.
Step-by-step Instructions on how to Make Your DIY Balloon Curtains:
You will need:
- About 40 or so balloons (choose colors based on what room they’re going in)
- White string (or another color if you prefer)
- Paper clips
- Tape measure or ruler to measure out the length of strings needed for your window size
Step #1: Measure the height and width of your window. If using a single rope, it should be about four times as long as the height of your window and at least one and a half times as wide. If using double ropes, the total length should be about eight times as long and three times as wide.
Step #2: Measure out how many strings you need to cover your window with by multiplying height x width for a single rope or measuring in feet for two ropes.
Step #3: Cut two lengths of string per side (single-stranded); length of strings should be the same as height x width or feet.
Attach string to one end with a paper clip and tape measure. Put the loop over your head, then go up and around the top of the window frame. Pull-on both ends so that they are taut but not tight enough to create tension in the strings
Tape the other end of the string to another loop on the opposite side, then repeat. Secure with tape again in a big X shape. Repeat for all four sides
Turn the curtain so that it fits neatly over your window frame and measure out where you want strings to hang down from the top bar. Cut at this measurement and (if using double ropes)
Tape the two lengths of the string together to create one long length; make sure there is ample room on either side for tying off later. Tape each end securely and evenly so that it doesn’t slip or unravel while you’re working with it.
Step #4: Measure out how many clips are needed by multiplying height x width.
Using the string, measure out and tie off at each clip in a square pattern for stability (tip: use more clips if you want it to be secure).
Measure how many inches of rope should hang from the bottom bar and cut that length, then fold this piece over the top of the curtain on the backside to create another layer of the curtain.
Measure the height and width for where you want your curtains to hang from, then cut lengths of string that will create a square pattern (tip: make sure there is plenty on either side when tying off later).
Attach bottom bar onto ceiling or wall at desired location by using clips and hooks as needed. Attach the cut lengths of string to the top bar by wrapping them around and tying in a secure knot
Hook curtains onto the bottom bar. Fluff or hang balloons, then tie off the end with ribbon before you start blowing up.
In conclusion, when planning your decoration, you can do plenty of things to make it look more fun or festive. But, ensure not just the windows and baseboard get attention – hang balloon curtains to create a party atmosphere wherever they are hung! I hope this article has widened your horizon on how to hang balloon curtains.