How To Tie A Ribbon And Balloon At The Same Time


If you are like me you may find yourself in need of tieing a bunch of ribbons to a bunch of balloons. You could tie the balloons and then tie the ribbon to the balloons, however, why not skip a step and just tie a ribbon and balloon at the same time. Saving you time, money, and a little bit of sanity.

How To Tie A Ribbon And Balloon

  1. Gather All Of Your Ingredients
  2. Inflate Your Balloon
  3. Run The Ribbon Alongside The Neck
  4. Using Two Fingers
  5. Stretch/Wrap Around Two Fingers
  6. Flip Hand, Lip Under And Between Two Fingers
  7. Pull Your Fingers Out
  8. Pull The Knot Tight
  9. Enjoy!

1. Gather All Of Your Ingredients

  • balloon
  • helium
  • ribbon (cut to size)

2. Inflate Your Balloon

Inflate and size your balloon. If you need further instruction on how to properly size your balloon check out my blog post 3 Ways To Size A Balloon.

3. Run The Ribbon Alongside The Neck

Run the ribbon alongside the neck of the balloon.

4. Using Two Fingers

Next, take two fingers, sometimes the pointer and middle finger, sometimes the pointer and thumb, just figure out what feels most comfortable for you.

5. Stretch/Wrap Around Two Fingers

Next, take two fingers and stretch/wrap the neck of the balloon and the ribbon around two fingers.

6. Flip Hand, Lip Under And Between Two Fingers

Then flip your hand and take the neck of the balloon only, leaving the ribbon behind, and go between the two fingers.

7. Pull Your Fingers Out

This can be a little tricky sometimes as your fingers may tend to stick to the balloon.

8. Pull The Knot Tight

Lastly, pull the knot tight. You may have to pull on the ribbon from one end or the other in order to get the ribbon tight around the knot.

9. Enjoy!

Why Would I Want To Tie A Balloon And String At The Same Time?

Speed and accuracy are two very important reasons why you want to tie a balloon and ribbon at the same time.

I decided to find out exactly how much time does it take to tie a balloon and then tie a string to said balloon vs how long it would take to tie a balloon and string at the same time. Also, it should be noted that I have been not only tying balloons for many years but I have also been tying balloons and their strings at the same time for many years. Therefore these numbers would not be the same for someone just starting out. It took me many years of practicing and really honing my technique to get these numbers.

On average it takes an experienced balloon tier, xxx seconds to tie a balloon and then tie a ribbon to that balloon. On average it takes an experienced balloon tier, xxx seconds to tie a balloon and string at the same time. xxx seconds difference may not seem like a lot but when you have several hundred balloons to inflate it can add up quickly.

What String Do You Use For Balloons?

Curling ribbon (also known as balloon string) and monofilament line (also known as fishing line) are the two most used strings for helium-filled balloons. In certain instances, you may use a 260 or a thin cotton string for helium-filled balloons.

There are many different balloon situations and sometimes you may have to get creative with your balloon string.

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How To Tie A Ribbon And Balloon At The Same Time

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