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How to Make a Starburst Balloon in 5 Minutes: 3 Easy Steps

Are you looking to elevate your balloon garland or arch this Christmas season? Starburst foil balloons are a great way to make your balloon decorations stand out and add extra sparkle to your events.

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A starburst balloon is a beautiful addition to any party decoration. Use one to glam up your next Christmas party, birthday party, baby shower, bridal shower, or dinner party!

When you see a starburst balloon, it's easy to think that it is 1) expensive, 2) very time-consuming and 3) very difficult to make one. Worry not, we are here to tell you that these starburst balloons are not expensive, time-consuming or difficult to make. In fact, you can make one in under 5 minutes, and no prior balloon experience is needed!

We put together this post to guide you on how to make a gorgeous starburst balloon in no time. We'll give you a detailed supply list, 6 easy steps, and a few pro tips to make your starburst balloons look their most elegant.

Just read along orr watch the video to make a beautiful DIY starburst balloon!

Before You Start – Supply List

  • Starburst foil balloons

    Our Christmas kit contains starburst foil balloons and everything you need to make your fabulous Christmas balloon garland. Shop our all-inclusive Christmas balloon garland kits here.
  • Straw

    Plastic straws are included in all our kits to inflate your foil balloons. You may also use any plastic straw from a juice box.
  • Clear tape

    Clear tape is totally optional. However, if you want your starburst balloons to have a cleaner aesthetic, we recommend having clear tape handy for this.

Making your starburst balloon - 3 – 5 mins

Step 1: Inflate your balloon cones (1 - 2 mins)

Each starburst balloon requires 10-12 individual balloon cones. Inflate all the balloon cones using the plastic straw. You may also use a hand pump to inflate your balloons. We do not recommend that you use an electric balloon pump as this may pop the balloons. 

Seal each inflated balloon cone by pressing on the valve to seal it shut with your fingers.

Pro Tip: For a fuller, more glam starburst balloon, use 12 cones. Stick the valve tab to the body of the balloon using a small piece of clear tape for a cleaner look. 

Step 2: Make cone duplets (1 - 2 mins)

Tie two cones together to form a duplet. Repeat this for all 12 cones to get 6 duplets in total. 

Pro Tip: Make a double knot to ensure that the cones are securely fastened. 

Step 3: Twist duplets together (1 min)

Now to the fun part. Twist two duplets together. Add another duplet to the mix. and repeat this until all 6 duplets have been twisted together in a bunch. There is no set structure for the twists. Just give each duplet a nice twist to ensure that it does not come loose. That's what make this a very fun DIY decor project!

Pro Tip: Twist the duplets around each other at least twice so that they do not come loose.

Finally, take a step back, appreciate your hard work, and be sure to get plenty of pictures of your beautiful creation!

There are many ways to use a starburst foil balloon to decorate your event space or party. Here, we have used it in a Christmas balloon garland for extra sparkle and festive vibes! You may also use starburst balloons alone, scattered around your home or party venue for a disco feel.  

We hope this blog post has given you the confidence to go ahead and make a fabulous starburst balloon at your next party or special occasion. It's a simple, affordable, and fun way to glam up your party.

Be ready for lots of oohs and aahs from your guests!

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