Learn To Tie A Balloon Like An Expert


If there is one thing every balloon pro needs to know, it is how to tie an effective balloon knot. Learning to tie a balloon can be frustrating if you don’t know how or if you don’t have a good technique but as with any new skill if you practice you will become masterful at tying balloons. So don’t give up if you get your fingers stuck on the first try, give it some practice, and soon you will be tying balloons quickly and easily without even thinking about it. First, let us learn the main parts of a latex balloon.

The three main parts of a latex balloon are the body, the neck, and the lip. If you would like to learn more about the parts of a latex balloon check out my post Anatomy Of A Balloon here. But for just tying a balloon the three main parts of a balloon will be enough.

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Inflate The Balloon

First start by inflating your balloon with air, helium, or whatever you are using to inflate your balloon.

Pinch the neck of the balloon so the balloon doesn’t deflate while you are tying the balloon.

Stretch/Wrap Around Two Fingers

Take two fingers, sometimes the pointer and middle finger, sometimes the pointer and thumb, just figure out what feels most comfortable for you. For this example, I’m going to use the pointer and middle finger because that is what feels best for me.

While pinching the neck of the balloon with your thumb and pointer, stretch out the neck of the balloon and wrap the neck around your pointer and middle fingers.

Flip

Next, flip your hand stretching the lip of the balloon as you go under the previously wrapped neck and then between your two fingers.

Pull Your Fingers Out

This can be a little tricky sometimes as your fingers may tend to stick to the balloon. Just take your time and use your other hand to lift the balloon neck off of your fingers if needed.

Pull The Knot Tight (Optional)

This is an optional step depending on what you are doing. For example, if you were using the knot to secure the balloon to a balloon decorating strip you might want to pull the knot tight.

On the other hand if you were planning to untie the balloon after you were finished, you might not want to pull the balloon tight.

Enjoy!

Voila! Now you have a tied balloon.

How To Tie A Balloon Video

Perhaps you have tried and tried but you still can’t tie a balloon. Or maybe the previous way of tying a balloon just doesn’t make sense to you. No problem, I have included two other ways of tying a balloon. Because hey, everyone learns things differently, and sometimes one way to tie a balloon might make no sense to you. Try out these bonus ways to tie a balloon, you are sure to find one that suits you.

Bonus Way To Tie A Balloon – Qualatex Method To Tie A Balloon

Scissor Fingers

Using your pointer and middle finger create a pair of scissors with your fingers, pinch the neck of the balloon as close to the body of the balloon as possible. You can pinch the balloon with your scissor fingers and then slightly pull the balloon so your scissor fingers are close to the body of the balloon.

Pinch

Make a pincher with your pointer finger and your thumb.

Stretch/Wrap

Stretching the neck of the balloon, wrap the neck around the balloon back of the balloon, and back to the front of the balloon to the pinch between your pointer finger and your thumb. Secure the lip of the balloon between the pinch of your pointer finger and your thumb.

Remove

Using your free hand, remove the wrapped balloon from the pinch created by your pointer finger and your thumb.

Pull The Knot Tight (Optional)

This is an optional step depending on what you are doing. For example, if you were using the knot to secure the balloon to a balloon decorating strip you might want to pull the knot tight.

On the other hand if you were planning to untie the balloon after you were finished, you might not want to pull the balloon tight.

Enjoy!

Voila! Now you have a tied balloon.

Bonus Way To Tie A Balloon – Tie A Balloon With A Hanger

Stretch/Wrap

Pinch the neck of the balloon closest to the body of the balloon against the metal wire hanger. Stretch the neck of the balloon, and wrap the neck around the metal wire hanger.

Tuck

Tuck the lip of the balloon under the wrap you made around the metal wire hanger.

Remove

Remove the wrapped neck of the balloon from around the metal wire hanger.

Pull The Knot Tight (Optional)

This is an optional step depending on what you are doing. For example, if you were using the knot to secure the balloon to a balloon decorating strip you might want to pull the knot tight.

On the other hand if you were planning to untie the balloon after you were finished, you might not want to pull the balloon tight.

Enjoy!

Voila! Now you have a tied balloon.

3 Ways To Tie A Balloon Video

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Hopefully one of these three ways to tie a balloon helped you learn how to tie a balloon like an expert but if for some reason you are still having trouble or if maybe you just have a lot of balloons to tie and your fingers need a break, check out my post Tie A Balloon Easy With A Balloon Tie Tool – Painless here.

Balloons are an amazing passion of mine. I love the excitement they elicit from small children and grown adults alike. There is hardly such a medium of art that can be as versatile as the balloon. From the simple water balloon used daily during the hot summer months to balloon columns standing at attention at a doorway, or even a balloon arch encompassing a dance floor, one thing is for sure: balloons are amazing! 

Some other posts you might enjoy are the Anatomy Of A Balloon, the Best Way To Size A Balloon – Balloon Sizer, and How To Tie A Ribbon And Balloon At The Same Time.

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