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Gorgeous glitter balloons, a tutorial

Gorgeous glitter confetti balloons

When balloons are filled with helium, confetti and glitter will naturally pool at the bottom of the balloon due to the innate characteristics of helium gas.  To help your confetti or glitter adhere to the interior of your balloon your can use static or the method described below!

Here is how to achieve a gorgeous glitter balloon with helium!  You will need Hi-Float balloon treatment.  This is available and offered at nearly every party store/grocery store that can fill helium balloons.  Hi-Float is often included with helium inflation or it might be an extra cost.  Call ahead and check with your local retailer.  Hi-Float is a non-toxic treatment to extend the float life of helium balloons.  In this case, Hi-Float is "gluing" your glitter to the interior of the balloon and has the secondary purpose of making your balloon last longer.  This technique can be used for ANY size glitter balloon.  

This method is not recommended for tissue (colored) confetti balloons.  You will need to use LESS HI-Float than what is typically recommended for your size balloon.

  1. Blow a puff of air into your balloon and shake all your gold/silver confetti to the round end of your balloon (the side opposite to where you will inflate), as shown in #1.  Create a barrier with your fingertips between the confetti area and where Hi-Float will be applied.
  2. While keeping your fingertip barrier in place slide the balloon on the nozzle of Hi-Float, depress but use sparingly, as shown in #2.  Gently massage Hi-Float on the interior of the balloon evenly -keep fingertip barrier in place.
  3. Inflate your balloon with helium slowly.  Bounce and bob your confetti while inflating to coat with gorgeous glitter.

 

Glitter balloon tutorial 

Now you now how to create beautiful gold glitter confetti balloons.  You can shop our collection of confetti balloons now!