How To Make A Tiered Balloon Bouquet – Step By Step


Being able to arrange your balloon bouquets so that they look professional is going to make a big difference in the quality of your balloon decor. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned veteran balloon decorator the tiered balloon bouquet is an essential part of balloon decorating.

Balloon bouquets are a great way to add excitement to any occasion; birthday parties, weddings, graduations, baby showers, or any other type of celebration. Balloon bouquets can be custom made to fit any style and decoration theme. Tiered balloon bouquets are just one way to do just that. If you would like to learn more about balloon bouquets and their types, check out my post All About Balloon Bouquets – Types, Uses here.

What Is A Balloon Tier?

A balloon tier is a gathering of balloons used in a balloon bouquet. Each balloon tier makes up a different tier or level of a balloon bouquet. When several balloon tiers are put together they make a balloon bouquet.

What Is A Tiered Balloon Bouquet?

A tiered balloon bouquet is a balloon bouquet with different tiers or levels of balloons. Each level is typically made up of three to five balloons. A tiered balloon bouquet can have just a few tiers or a tiered balloon bouquet can have several different tiers.

How Many Balloons Do I Need For A Balloon Bouquet?

As a general rule, the number of balloons in a tiered bouquet is going to be between 6 and 15 balloons. The number of balloons in a tier and the number of tiers in your bouquet will determine how many balloons you will need for your specific tiered balloon bouquet. For example: if you have 3 balloons in each tier and you have 2 tiers then you would have 6 balloons in your bouquet. But if you have 5 balloons in each tier and you have 3 tiers then you would have 15 balloons in each bouquet.

Steps To Making A Tiered Balloon Bouquet

To Make A Tiered Balloon Bouquet You Will Need:

  • balloons
  • ribbon
  • helium
  • weight
  • binder clips
  • hi-float (optional)

First, determine how many balloons you are going to need for your tiered or layered balloon bouquet.

Add Hi-Float (If Using)

Hi-Float can be a great way to extend the life of your balloons. Check out my post Everything You Need To Know About Hi-Float here (coming soon).

Add the recommended about of the Hi-Float solution depending on your balloon size for your specific design.

Inflate, Size, And Add A Balloon Ribbon

Next, blow up all of your balloons. One at a time, inflate the balloon, size the balloon, add a string, and secure the balloon to a weight until you are ready for the next step. If you are unsure of how heavy your weights need to be, check out my post Balloon Weights: How To Use, Make, And How Heavy They Need To Be here.

Size your balloons depending on your design. Check out my post on balloon sizing here. Tie your balloon. If you need more information on how to tie a balloon, check out my post Learn To Tie A Balloon Like An Expert here.

Add a balloon ribbon. Check out my post All About Curling Ribbon For Balloons – Balloon String here. You can even learn how to tie a balloon and string at the same time, saving time and money.

Gather Balloons

Gather all the balloons in your top tier, place them in one hand, and gently pull all of their strings until the balloons are pulled together at the top of your fist.

Add Clip(s) To Hold In Place

Place a binder clip on the first tier ribbons to hold the balloons in place. Next, you will follow step one for the remainder of the tiers or levels until all the balloons in each tier are gathered in the same way. Placing a clip to hold each tier of ribbons together.

Arrange The Tieres Together In A Bouquet

Once all of your tiers or levels are gathered it is time to put the bouquet together. Remove the clip holding the top tier together, being careful not to let the balloons go or let them separate. Place this top tier in one hand. Next, remove the clip holding the second tier together, again being careful not to let the balloons go or let them separate. Place this second tier in the other hand. Hold the top tier still while bringing the second tier from below until it just barely kisses the bottom of the previous tier.

Continue adding tiers in the same manner until all tiers are kissing.

Add A Weight

Tie your balloon bouquet to an adequate sized balloon weight. If you are using any foil balloons make sure to tie each individual foil balloon to a balloon weight. Check out my post on Smart Balloon Practices here and make sure you are doing your part.


Congratulations! You have made a tiered balloon bouquet.

How To Make A Tiered Balloon Bouquet

Tiered Balloon Bouquet Without Helium

With the continued rise in helium costs, I get asked a lot, can I make a balloon bouquet without helium? The best way to make a tiered balloon bouquet without helium is to use a cup and stick to hold your balloons upright. Check out my post Balloon Tie Clips – Seal A Balloon Without Tying A Knot here to learn all about different ways to tie a balloon without tying a knot or how to use a cup and stick type balloon clip.

What Is A Balloon Cup And Stick

A balloon cup and stick is a plastic cup that a balloon sits in and then the cup is attached to a plastic stick. The plastic stick holds the balloon up so no helium is needed. You can buy some cup and stick balloon clips here on Amazon.

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