DIY Idea | How To Make A Toy Story Balloon Garland


Plan a fun Toy Story themed party with a Toy Story Balloon garland. I'm sharing how to create a balloon garland with a Toy Story theme. It's the perfect pop to any themed party. 

Plan a fun Toy Story themed party with a Toy Story Balloon garland. I’m sharing how to create a balloon garland with a Toy Story theme. It’s the perfect pop to any themed party. 

Plan a fun Toy Story themed party with a Toy Story Balloon garland. I'm sharing how to create a balloon garland with a Toy Story theme. It's the perfect pop to any themed party.

DIY Idea | How To Make A Toy Story Balloon Garland

I recently shared our Toy Story themed party idea, which is perfect to plan around the release of Toy Story 4, out in theaters this weekend. One of the things I wanted to do for this party ideas was a balloon garland. I’ve seen them across the internet and at parties, and I love the pizzazz they add to any decor space. 

Initially, I thought about buying one, but a balloon garland purchased at a store can easily cost $100 or more. And, I was up for the challenge of figuring out if I could create my own garland. 

Thankfully, I was able to find a Toy Story themed balloon kit online. It had everything in it that I needed to create my balloon garland and a fraction of what I would have paid at the store. 

DIY Balloon Garland Toy Story Theme

When the kit arrived, I pulled everything out and read the instructions. That’s the biggest part- reading the instructions and gathering the supplies. The other part of this is time. It took me about 2.5 hours to put together this balloon garland, with the biggest time being filling the balloons with helium. 

Here’s what you need for a Balloon Garland Toy Story Theme

  •  11″ Balloons in blue, red, yellow, cow spots and clouds {I recommend having 10-15 on hand}
  • 5″ Balloons in blue, red, and yellow { I recommend having at least 15 on hand}
  • (3) 24″ Balloons in blue, red, and yellow {one of each}
  • Balloon decorating strip {I used Balloon Decorating Strip}
  • 1 Dual action balloon air pump 
  •  2 Wall Hooks
  • Twine

*get a kit with the balloon air pump, tape and more

Directions on putting together a Toy Story Balloon Garland

Directions on putting together a Toy Story Balloon Garland

  1. Lay all your balloons + supplies out on a table or the floor. You will need a lot of space as you assemble your garland. 
  2. Start filling the balloons with helium. I did not go in any particular order, fill all the balloons first before assembling the garland.
  3. For the standard 11″/12″ balloons, 14 to 16 pumps should fill the balloons. I left enough room to be able to tie the balloons.
  4. For the 24″ balloons, 16-18 pumps should do it. Again, make sure you leave enough room to be able to tie the balloons. 
  5. For the 5″ about 3-4 pumps should fill the balloon. 
  6. Once you have filled all your balloons, it’s time to assemble it using the balloon decorating strip. 
  7. At one end of the balloon decorating strip, skip one hole and start on the second hole. Thread a balloon into the hole, then alternate and put the next balloon on the other side of the strip (see photos). I also put the balloons in every two holes. I skipped holes in order to give my balloons enough room. Then once I hung up the garland, I went back through and filled the holes with the 5″ and 11″ balloons. 
  8. It’s important to assemble the balloon with a variety of colors and sizes. You don’t have to stick to a specific pattern since the cow and cloud balloons tie this whole garland together. 
  9. After you assembled your balloon garland, it’s time to hang it up. Now, this is where it might get tricky. You can use wall hooks like the Command ones, placing them on the wall where your garland will go, or you can use the twine. I decided to go with the twine. I looped a piece of twine through the garland and tied it to my curtain rod. I took another piece of twine and looped it through the middle of the garland. Before hanging up my garland, I played around with it to see how I wanted to shape the balloon garland. I tied the other piece of twine to a nail (already on the wall) if I didn’t already have the nail in that spot I would have used a Command hook. 
  10. Once I hung the garland, I went back and moved balloons around and added additional balloons to give it a fuller look. 
  11. Pro-tip: Depending on your wall surface, you may be able to do this idea. I added additional balloons under the garland by using a push pin to stick the balloon to the wall. 

Directions on putting together a Toy Story Balloon Garland

As mentioned above, I rotated inserting the end of the balloons. I also skipped every two holes when inserting the balloons to give enough space for each balloon. 

Directions on putting together a Toy Story Balloon Garland

This Balloon Decorating strip is the best thing! It makes putting together a garland super easy! {order online}

Directions on putting together a Toy Story Balloon Garland

This nail was previously holding a photo. It was in the perfect location to tie my piece of twine.

How to assemble a Toy Story Balloon Garland for a party

I love how it turned out! 

How to assemble a Toy Story Balloon Garland for a party

Adding a themed balloon garland was the “pop” I needed for this Toy Story party idea

How to assemble a Toy Story Balloon Garland for a party

 

See how this garland works in my Toy Story 4 themed party idea!  You can also find free printables to use for your party, as well as how to make your own Forky. 

Toy Story 4 is now playing in a theater near you!

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