How to make under the sea balloon bouquet

Recommended tools: balloon pump, measuring tape
Scroll down for balloon octopus instructions

1. Blow up 12x 12inch balloons to similar sizes, suggest 20-22cm. (place a ruler or measuring tape or an object next to the balloon when blowing)

2. Tie 2 of them together to make 6 pairs.

Pick the balloon colour you like to put together,  blow them up to similar size, tie 2 balloons together to make a pair


3. Pick 2 pairs, stack them on top of each other like a shape of cross, twist the joint to join them together to make one set, then level them. (Don't worry if they move, as long as they join together)

4. Repeat step 3, make three 12inch balloon sets.



5. Blow up 8x 5inch balloons (suggest 10cm), tie 2 of them together to make 4 pairs, repeat step 3, make two 5inch sets.

6. (You will need some space in this step) Open the ribbon, place it on a flat surface, then place first 12inch balloon set on top of the ribbon. 

7. Place a 5inch set on top of the 12inch set (rotate 45 degrees), pull the ribbon around the balloon gaps up and down several times to tie them together. 


8. As the picture shows, place 12inch set and 5inch set on top, one after each other, each time rotate 45 degrees and tie, until the base is stable, pull tight and tie a knot. Base is made.


9. You can use the base like this now or turn the base 90 degrees.

10. Blow up the number balloon, if you have a name sticker stick it on.

11. Place the number balloon on top of the base, find the best position then stick it onto the base with glue dots. 

12. Blow up green stick balloons(balloon pump), glue them on the base.

13. Make balloon octopus(scroll down for instructions), blow up fish balloons and 5inch bubble balloons, glue them on.

If your number is 4,7, you may need to add extra balloons behind or under the number to balance it, extra balloon will be included in the pack.



How to make balloon octopus

Tool needed: balloon pump

1. Blow up 12inch balloon(head), 4x stick balloon(legs, leave some space in the end without inflation, if you want curly legs, read step 3 first), 2x eyeball balloon(eyes).

2. Tie the end of stick balloons together, then tie 12inch balloon, eye ball balloons to it.

3. Only read this step if you want curly legs.

Inflate the stick balloons then deflate, this step is important as it will stretch the latex material first.

Find a pole in your place, e.g. a table leg. use a string or elastic band to tie the end of one stick balloon onto the pole, then hold the vale, move the balloon around the pole like a spiral shape, keep the balloon surface flat not twisted, inflate.

Repeat 4 times to have 4 curly legs.