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How to Decorate Tulle Balloons

Updated April 17, 2017

When utilising balloons for a wedding, you want to give them an elegant edge so they blend in with the formal surroundings. Tulle is a common choice for wedding decorations in that it is a luxurious fabric with a glittering sheen to it. It is also available in a variety of colours that can easily accommodate a variety of wedding colour palettes. Combining the fun and carefree balloons with the elegant tulle can create a lighthearted, yet stunning and appropriate, wedding decoration.

Choose your colours for the balloons and the tulle. Using white balloons will give the decorations a simple yet elegant look while utilising colours will give the decor a splash of colour as well as tie in your wedding colour palette. Choose one bright colour for the balloons and use a simple white or silver for the tulle, or vice versa, to keep the colour combination from becoming overwhelming.

Inflate the balloons with helium and tie them. The amount will vary depending on what the balloons will be used for. For a balloon centrepiece you will need about five to 10 per table. If you plan on lining the room with balloons you could need more than a hundred balloons.

Cut strips of tulle about 3 to 4 inches wide to tie to the balloons. The length will vary depending on the use of the balloons. If you are placing the balloons on tables as centrepieces the tulle should be about three feet long. To create a dramatic border to the room the tulle can be two or three times that so the tulle cascades in long, shimmering lines from the balloons.

Cut strips of tulle approximately 18 inches long. Tie the centre of each strip to the base of the balloon and create a bow with the loose edges. Pin the bow and the balloon to the backs on the chair covers of each guest's chair.

Tie bunches of balloons to a balloon weight and place them at the centre of each guest table. Choose a weight that coordinates with the colour scheme.

Tie the ends of the tulle around the perimeter of the room so the tulle balloons create a floating perimeter. Tie the balloons to rafters or lighting fixtures, or tack the ends of the tulle to the wall or ceiling in lieu of items to secure the balloons to.

Things You'll Need

  • Balloons
  • Helium tank
  • Tulle
  • Scissors
  • Tacks
  • Balloon weight
  • Pin
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About the Author

Michelle Barry graduated from Salve Regina University with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Since then, she has worked as a reporter for the Wilbraham-Hampden Times, an editor for Month9Books and Evolved Publishing, editor and has spent the past seven years in marketing and graphic design. She also has an extensive background in dance.