Knowing how to tie balloons together is a useful skill to have, especially when you are decorating for a party or entertaining children. The easiest way to create a festive bunch of balloons is to tie them together in groups, then use those groups to build larger groups. You can also use a sewing needle to keep the balloons onto a length of string to put together long and colorful banners or arches. You can get cheap helium balloons delivered to your home after buying them online.
Making Cluster Balloons
Inflate all of the balloons you want to use. Tie the inflated balloons off securely with the basic neck knot. You will be using these necks to tie the rest of the group, so make sure to keep them long enough.
For more symmetrical clusters, blow all the balloons approximately up to the same size. Alternatively, you can also inflate them to different sizes to get a more varied look. The number of balloons you use is completely up to you. You can group up to five together using their necks.
Tie the necks of the first two balloons with a half knot. Take one balloon in each hand and hold them by their necks while making sure the necks touch each other. Cross one neck over the other and continue wrapping it all the way around twice. Then, tie both the necks together using a half knot to secure the balloons.
Now, add the third balloon to the cluster by tying its neck to another. Place this balloon between the other two and make sure that all the necks are touching. Wind the neck of the third balloon around the center of the other two balloons twice to keep all the balloons together nice and tight.
Tie the neck in a half knot to one of the loose necks of the duplet. Doing this will give you a triplet. There is no need to double-knot your necks since the rubbery balloon material offers a lot of traction.
Twist two duplets together to create a quad cluster. First, tie up a pair of duplets and then, place the necks of one duplet across the other duplet and push the balloons down to form a cross shape. Lastly, take one balloon from each duplet, grip them on both sides and twist the pairs in opposite directions twice until the balloons lay flat.
Further, you can also give the duplets half more twist to give the quad a three-dimensional shape. Use two balloons of the same color to make the duplets and choose a different color for each duplet so that the finished cluster gives a balanced two-tone look. You can order helium balloons online and get them for a lower price.
Tie one duplet to a triplet to create a group of five balloons. Push the balloons of the duplet into the spaces in between the triplet and rotate them around each other two or three times. As you do that, the necks twist together and join the balloons, making them tight.
Theoretically, you can continue tying the duplets to triplets, in the same way, to make the cluster bigger and bigger until there is no room for more balloons. Tie a bunch of five patterned balloons with a duplet in one color to make a lovely balloon flower.