How to Make a Balloon Heart for Weddings

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Many brides and grooms during their wedding planning decide to incorporate heart-shaped balloon art into the decor of the reception or wedding itself. For simplistic decorations, couples can purchase and fill preformed, heart-shaped balloons, which commonly come in 6-, 11- and 12-inch varieties. They can also opt for purchasing traditional "260" balloons, sized at approximately 2 inches by 60 inches, to create the desired shape by inflating the balloon, tying both ends together and moulding the circle into a heart. For a multiple-balloon design, the couple can create an intricate heart structure.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Metal heart stand
  • Spray paint
  • 6-inch round balloons
  • Helium tank
  • Fabric banner (optional)

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  1. 1

    Determine what size heart metal stand will suit your needs the best while keeping the outlay of the venue in mind. Purchase the stand and enough balloons to accompany it. A heart stand measuring 5 feet by 3 feet, for example, may easily need over 100 balloons.

  2. 2

    Spray paint the stand, if desired, using a colour that will blend in with your balloons--perhaps one of your wedding colours. If the stand comes unassembled, attach the heart and base.

  3. 3

    Fill the round balloons using a helium tank, preferably within 12 hours of the ceremony. You can either blow up all the balloons at once, tying each end closed, or you can fill one balloon at a time, attaching it to the metal stand before moving on to filling the next. Tie each balloon to the heart-shaped metal stand, placing balloons close together at varying angles.

  4. 4

    Attach a fabric wedding banner, if desired, listing a congratulatory message or simply the names of the bride and groom along with the date of the wedding.

Tips and warnings

  • You can purchase a heart-shaped balloon sculpture kit, which contains a metal stand and the appropriate number of balloons needed in order to fill the accompanying stand.
  • Because balloons can easily burst, consider purchasing extra to make sure you have enough to complete the heart sculpture.

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