How to Make Flower Balloons

Want to make a flower out of a balloon? You can learn several variations here. The flower balloon animal is a cute, crowd-pleasing balloon animal/sculpture and there are further variations on these that are linked within the instructions. You can make these to hand out to people at events or use them for decoration. They are colorful and not difficult to make. If you're a beginner, start with the basic flower or iris balloon.

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    Why Make Flower Balloons?

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    Flower balloons are sure to be a big hit at any event that you attend or work. Not only will people love carrying them around, you'll find that just about everyone will ask for them, whether it's a lady or girl asking for one for themselves, a young boy asking for one for his Mom, or a man for his significant other.

    You can use balloons in just about any color that you wish and the sculptures add vibrant colors to any event. Flower balloons are downright festive.

    Furthermore, with people...MORE carrying the flower balloons around, you'll be making your presence known as the balloon worker at the event. If you're hired to work an event, a booker can readily see the fruits of your balloon labor and you'll be deemed a success.

    Keep in mind that flower balloons can take time to make. After all, each sculpture will take two balloons, one for the flower itself and the second for the stem and leaves. And some take longer than others.

    When you're just starting out, you'll probably make the petals of the basic flower individually, but if you're serious about making lots of flower balloons, you'll want to learn the advanced technique that we teach below. The technique will take some definite practice, but it will pay off when you have lots of flowers to make.

    The basic flower balloon also has other applications. If you make a dancer or a lady out of balloons, the "flower" can act as a skirt or dress.

    Make a bunch of flower balloons and use another single balloon to bundle them up, and you'll have a bouquet of flowers. In general, you probably won't want to add "leaves" to the stems. Keep the stems straight and it will be easier to wrap them with another inflated balloon to hold them together. You can also wrap the stems and then make a bow to finish the look.

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    Here's the very basic flower balloon. It's the easiest of the flower balloons to make. Beginners should start with this one.

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    Here's another basic flower balloon that is fairly easy to make and practically the standard. You'll find that this one adds color and a festive mood to just about any event. It makes a great decoration. Also, one can make and give one away to that someone special. And bundle a bunch together and you'll have a bouquet. If you already know how to make a flower, learn the advanced technique here.

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    Here's a variation on the basic flower balloon. It's a flower with points on the petals. It's more detailed than the basic flower but it's definitely got a look of its own. Learn how to make it with our step-by-step instructions.  

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    This flower balloon resembles an Iris. It's not difficult to learn and make and is probably the easiest of the flower balloon animals.

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    For Spring and Easter, here’s a colorful balloon basket that you can fill with balloon flowers. It's more for decoration or display but it makes a great centerpiece or room decoration. 

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    The Flower Balloon Hat.

    Here's a fun flower balloon that's also a hat that you can wear on your head. And it's not that hard to learn and make.

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    Once you know how to make the basic balloon flowers, you can learn a fast and efficient method for making a six-petaled flower. This flower is something that professional balloon twisters use and make. The result is an attractive but compact grouping of flower petals, and the experienced balloon twister can make these in seemingly no time. This will take considerable practice and experimentation to get right.