Blow your balloons up two at a time and then knot them together so that you create sets of two.
Best if you put the same colors together.
Once you have a bunch of double balloons created tie TWO sets of TWO together by twisting them around each other. This creates QUADS. When you twist them together they are “locked” together and do not come undone.
The picture above shows Kristen twisting two sets together creating a quad.
Once you have a bunch of quads created you then attach them to the PVC pipe.
To assemble the PVC piping:
Take the two 12foot sections and join them together using a coupling showed below.
I then took white duck tape and wrapped it around joints so it would not come apart. I did not glue it because I wanted to be able to take it apart and store it for future use.
So now you have your quads made
Your frame is set and it is time to twist the balloons onto the PVC pipe.
Twist the balloons around the pipe “locking” them onto the pipe twisting them around each other.
By doing this you will not need to use any string to tie them onto the pipe.
Attach the next quad snugly next to the first quad.
The arch will need to be “tethered” to make is sturdier. We used it outside and it was rather windy and I wished I had used something sturdier that the fishing line that I used, but it worked.
Just know that wind can be pretty brutal.
I also anchored it by using four sand bags on top of the board, you can see them in the bottom photo.
My base could have been sturdier and I should have paid more attention to my placement of the color of balloons but hey, it worked.
The best part of this whole thing was the cost.
I spent $9.50 on the piping and supplies and the balloons were $11.00 for 100 balloons.
Because I had the pump and did not have to blow each one up by my own breath we made this is less than an hour and a half.
Yes, it could be fine tuned and be made better but it gives you an idea of just how easy it is to make.
If yo have any questions please ask and I will try and help you out.
Thanks for visiting.