How to Make Confetti Balloons!


Sophia’s birthday was Confetti theme this year, so I knew that I wanted to have Confetti Balloons all over the place. To be honest I was not quite sure how to go about making them. So, after doing a good amount of research I found it was going to be easier and much more cost efficient if I did them myself, rather than ordering them. Or have someone do them for me.

For the confetti I cut up old tissue paper that I received from prior birthdays, baby showers, holidays..etc. Many party stores that I contacted that have done Confetti Balloons for customers in the past do not recommend using the glitter confetti. Due to the balloons popping once helium is injected into the balloon.

What You’ll Need

Clear Balloons- The size and how many depends on personal preference.

High Float

Helium Tank

Clear Fishing Line- Or any ribbon of you choosing


Funnel- with a large hole opening

What To Do:

  1. Make sure you have a good amount of tissue paper cut into pieces.
  2. Squeeze about a quarter size amount of High Float into the balloon. Squish it all around the balloon. Warning: Wear clothing that you don’t mind getting messed up. High Float is sticky, it’s the consistency of really thick-sticky glue.
  3. Place the open end of the balloon over the funnel tube end. Put some confetti into the funnel. I found once the confetti got into the balloon it stuck to the top. Use a pencil and try shoving it down further. Be gentle.
  4. Place the confetti balloon over the Helium pump. Once the helium is injected into the balloon, the balloon will increase in size, and the confetti will stick to the sides of the balloon. Rather than the confetti sinking down to the bottom of the balloon once it’s tied off.

The High Float makes the confetti stick to the sides of the balloon. If your desired look is to have the confetti sink down to the bottom of the balloon skip #2 in the instructions. I contemplated on having the confetti sink down to the bottom of the balloon, but my ultimate desired look was to have the confetti stick to the sides of the balloon if I could achieve that look.

I have to admit it took me about two balloons to get it down pat. My first balloon was a hot mess, I put to much High Float in it and it turned out to be an “ooey-gooey sticky mess.”

And then the balloon shot across the room when I put it on the Helium Pump. It was quite amusing.

Once I got it down pat the process went a lot quicker.

At the end of the day, I was so pleased with them. I received a lot of compliments on them and a ton of how-to questions.


Have you ever made Confetti Balloons before?

If you are interested in purchasing some the products that I mentioned in my post here they are: High FloatHelium Pump, Clear Balloons. I would also check your local party stores or art stores to see if you are able to find these items at a better price.

Also, one other thing I would like to mention when you look at your balloons in their packaging they won’t look clear, but when you blow them up… they are clear.

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