We get asked this question very often – “How do I hang my balloon garland on my wall?” As any first-time balloon garland maker will tell you, hanging your balloon garland may be the trickiest part of the whole process. Even if you have made and hung a balloon garland before, there’s a chance that you may have ruined your wall in the process or had your balloon garland fall in the middle of your party (oops!)
In this blog post, we are going to explain all the tips and tricks on how to easily hang your stunning and show-stopping balloon garland. We are taking all the guesswork out and showing you how easy it is to complete your DIY balloon garland project! The method we are going to show you can be used for various balloon garland sizes. (see chart below for sizing).
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We like to use 3M Command hooks on the wall. These hooks are great because they stick on and come off the walls in our studios very easily and with no (zilch!) damage to our walls.
Command hooks are available in a wide range of designs to match your individual style and décor. They also come in a variety of sizes and hold a surprising amount of weight.
It is worth mentioning here that, as with every product, it is very important that you follow the manufacturer’s instructions on installing and removing these hooks.
Before we get into hanging our garland, let's get familiar with Command hooks. Below are simple instructions with pictures on how to use Command hooks.
How to install a Command hook varies slightly across the variety of designs available. However, the general steps still apply.
Command hooks blend very easily with most walls. To make your structure even more elegant, we suggest using clear Command hooks which blend in more seamlessly allowing you to show what matters most, your balloon garland, and not how it's hung up
Tip: We advise using hooks with weight limits of 3lbs or higher for all balloon garlands. Most garlands will require 2 or more hooks, depending on the style. We use only 2 (two) 3lb hooks for our in-house photoshoots btw...
We personally do not wait an hour and have never had any issues with Command hooks falling off. However, to be safe, we suggest waiting an hour before mounting your garland on the hooks.
We share tips on how to take down your balloon garland and uninstall Command hooks here.
Now that we are well familiarized with Command hooks, let's discuss hanging our balloon garland masterpiece!
Here are a few easy steps to follow to hang your balloon garland:
PRO TIP: We love having a slight sag in the horizontal portions of our garland. To achieve this, we install two wall hooks 4ft apart. Then, attach one end of the balloon garland to the first hook. Measure a point on your balloon garland 5ft from the hung end, then hang this new point to your second wall hook.
For most garland shapes, you will need 2 hooks at the top, with the rest of the garland hanging loosely to the floor. If your balloon garland is 16ft or longer, the rest of the balloon garland will hang loosely to the floor. However, if your garland does not touch the floor, then you may need a 3rd hook to keep the vertical of your garland in place.
Once your garland has been hung, you may add in any extra decorations to your garland. Finally, fill in the gaps with the 5-inch balloons, using the glue dots.
Now, take a step back and admire your gorgeous garland!
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