Money Balloon – How To Stuff Money In A Balloon


What Is A Money Balloon

A money balloon is a balloon filled with money. A money balloon can be a great gift idea.

How do you put money in a balloon? Can you put money inside a balloon? How do you hide money in a balloon? These are just a few of the many questions I get about money balloons. Money inside a balloon is a great way to dress up your gift of cash. You can either use a clear balloon to fill with money or you can use a solid-colored balloon to hide the money from the unsuspecting receiver. Either way, the money balloon is an excellent way to give the gift of cash. You can even hide gift cards inside a balloon.

How To Make A Money Balloon

  1. Gather All Your Ingredients
  2. Stretch The Balloon
  3. Stretch The Balloon, Again
  4. Stretch The Balloon Over The Funnel
  5. Add Weight To The Bottom (Optional)
  6. Stuff The Balloon
  7. Carefully Remove The Funnel
  8. Inflate The Balloon
  9. Position The Stuffed Item And Tie The Balloon
  10. Enjoy!

1. Gather All Your Ingredients

  • Balloon (for this example, I will be using an 11″ balloon)
  • Hand pump found on Amazon here
  • Canning funnel found here on Amazon
  • Candy or some sort of weight (Optional)
  • Confetti (Optional)
  • Ribbon (Optional)
  • Money

2. Stretch The Balloon

Start by inflating the balloon several times with a hand pump, holding it for a few seconds, and then releasing the air. Next, you want to stretch the opening of the balloon as much as you can. Hold the balloon open.

3. Stretch The Balloon, Again

I’m not kidding, you are going to want to stretch the balloon a few more times. This step is vitally important to making the rest of the steps go smoothly.

4. Stretch The Balloon Over The Funnel

This funnel isn’t just an ordinary funnel, it is a canning funnel specifically used for wide-mouth jars. You can find these at your local store that sells kitchen and canning supplies. Next, we are going to stretch the mouth of the balloon over the end of the funnel. This part can get a little bit tricky if you don’t stretch the balloon enough.

The first time I did this step it took me several tries to get the balloon over the funnel.

5. Add Weight To The Bottom (Optional)

Next, you are going to add the candy or some sort of weight through the funnel to the bottom of your balloon. This step is optional, I just like it because it helps the balloon to sit upright. When making a money balloon sometimes I put weight in the bottom and sometimes I don’t, it just depends.

6. Stuff The Balloon

Now for the fun part, begin stuffing the balloon. This is where you would add any confetti if you are choosing this step as well as all the money. I like to split each bill up individually but you could just roll up a stack and put it in. Either way, this money balloon is sure to please!

7. Carefully Remove The Funnel

Carefully remove the funnel from the balloon. You don’t want to rip the balloon, which can happen very easily. I found that rolling the balloon off the funnel works best.

8. Inflate The Balloon

Next, go ahead and inflate your balloon, while holding on to the fishing line coming out of the balloon.

9. Tie The Balloon

If you need more information on how to tie a balloon check out my posts How To Tie A Balloon here or Tie A Balloon Easy With A Balloon Tie Tool here.

10. Enjoy!

Money Balloon Video

Helium Money Balloon – Will A Balloon Filled With Money And Helium Float?

A balloon filled with helium floats because the weight of the balloon and the helium inside the balloon weigh less than the air around the balloon. If you fill a balloon with helium and money not more than the weight of the air around the balloon it will still float. So how much money can we put inside a helium balloon and still have it float?

Balloon SizeHow Much LiftHow Many Bills Will Float*
11″ round0.317oz (9g)About 9
12″ round0.353oz (10g)About 10
16″ round1.199oz (34g)About 34
24″ round5.291oz (150g)About 150
*According to the Bureau Of Engraving and Printing, all U.S. bills weigh the same amount: 0.035 oz or 1 gram. I have not tried to float dollar bills in a helium-filled balloon yet but I hope to soon.

Do NOT use Hi-Float when making money balloons!

Money Balloon Bouquet Video (Comin Soon)

A Money Balloon Bouquet is a balloon bouquet made with money balloons. Imagine handing someone a beautiful bouquet of balloons and then they realize there is money inside the balloons.

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