Mother’s Day Balloon Bouquet – DIY

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Create your own Mother’s Day Balloon Bouquet by following this simple step-by-step guide. Why not express yourself and your feelings to your mom by giving her something different this year, created using your very own hands.

A Mother’s Day Balloon Bouquet can be a unique personalised gift that is a real alternative to the standard bouquet of flowers, potted plant or chocolate box.

Here at Potter’s Party Balloons , we have previously posted a step-by-step guide to making Valentines Balloon Bouquets, and whilst a lot of the techniques are basically the same for your Mother’s Day Balloon Bouquet, we wanted to show an alternative design to inspire ideas. The most significant difference in this design is the use of mixed balloons, i.e. both foil and latex.

A quite simple bouquet to create, easy to follow in 5 simple steps. Have fun creating this wonderfully personalised gift for your mother.


Tools and Materials

  • 1 foil Mother’s Day printed balloon.
  • 2 foil pink heart balloons,
  • 2 latex pink balloons
  • 12m of pale pink curling ribbon (5mm wide),
  • 12m of cerise pink curling ribbon (5mm wide),
  • helium (hire or buy),
  • balloon sizer,
  • pink balloon weight,
  • scissors


Preparation – Step 1

Firstly, take a visit to your local card or party accessory shop or do some online shopping, and select your balloons. The Mother’s day printed foil balloon is probably going to be your most difficult choice and as there are so many wonderful alternatives available. The one we are recommending is available from Amazon online.

Remember, as per the advice given in the Make Your Own Valentines Balloon Bouquets,  odd numbers create interest and are more effective and therefore we, like all  the professional florists and balloon decorators, recommend using odd numbers when creating your own bouquet. This particular design uses 5 balloons.

Measuring Curling RibbonFor this wonderful bouquet, we are suggesting a combination of pale pink and cerise pink ribbon to compliment the five balloons .

Measure 230cm of the pale pink colour ribbon and then fold at the last 50cm for curling next to your balloon tail. Repeat a further 4 times to have a length of pale pink ribbon per balloon.  Do exactly the same, so that you have a length of cerise pink ribbon per balloon.


Let’s Blow them Up – Step 2

Ready to start inflating  your balloons with helium.

If your not used to dealing with helium, then you have a few alternatives as to where to get it from. You can buy disposable helium canisters from Amazon, hire helium tanks from your local party warehouse or take the balloons to your local card or party shop and pay a small charge to get them inflated.

Assuming your going to blow them up yourself, then gently insert the nozzle of your helium canister valve into the opening of the balloon. For foil balloons specifically, take extra care not to be too strong to prevent tearing the foil.

inflating balloonHolding with your thumb and index finger, begin inflating the balloons one-by-one. The valve works by applying downward pressure to the flexible section. Press down with a light touch so that you get a slow, measured release of the helium.

For the foil balloons, inflate them until they are firm but be careful not to over inflate.


Balloon SizerFor the latex balloons, slightly over-inflate them and then use the balloon sizer and slowly deflate them to the right size.

Blow up the remainder of your foil and latex balloons in exactly the same way.

Attach the Ribbon to the Balloon Tails – Step 3

Tying BalloonNow to use those delicate fingers to tie the balloons and attach the ribbon to the balloon tails.

Hold each colour of your prepared ribbons at about the 50cm mark.

For the foil balloons, carefully roll the ribbon into the tail of the balloon on the valve side and tie them off so that the tail is tucked away.

For the latex, tie the balloon as  you would normally, then tie the ribbons around the balloon knot.

Your Mother’s Day Balloon Bouquet is beginning to come together.


Attaching the Ribbon to the Weight – Step 4

Use those delicate fingers again to attach the balloons to the weight.

Hold all of the balloons together lining them up equal lengths from the balloon weight. To determine the ideal height, the bouquet’s top balloon should be about 180cm from the balloon weight.

Attaching Balloon WeightArrange the other 4 balloons so that they are spread evenly downwards with the tail of the last balloon being 60cm from the weight. Therefore, the tier distances will be about 60cm, 90cm, 120cm, 150cm and 180cm from the weight..

Now tie the balloon ribbons  to the weight.

The better you evenly spread the balloons downwards, the more wonderful your Mother’s Day bouquet will look.


Curling the Ribbon – Step 5

Finish off your bouquet by curling the ribbon.

We always look at balloon bouquets and are amazed how much a little bit of ribbon curled, makes such a difference. The technique to curl the ribbon is really quite simple and once completed you will have a superb bouquet ready to make your mother smile.

Ribbon CurlingTidy up the curling ribbon on the weight and next to each balloon tail, by using a pair of scissors to trim any excess. You should leave about 15cm from the knot to be curled.

Finally, curl the ends of the ribbons at the balloon tails and the weight. With an open pair of scissors, start at the knot and place the ribbon between the blade edge and your thumb, scrolling the scissors along the length of the ribbon. Be careful not to hold too tightly as you’ll make the curls too tight. If you’ve never done this before, then simply practice a couple of times on some spare ribbon.


Bang .. A Bouquet to be Proud of.

Mothers Day BouquetWell hopefully, none of your balloons have gone bang and you’ve followed the steps above.

Well done, you have now completed creating your very own Mother’s Day balloon gift.

A wonderful balloon bouquet that will compliment or even replace those traditional gifts. Your mother will certainly be pleasantly surprised.

Have a great Mother’s Day, Please bookmark our site and come back to us for plenty more ideas here at Potters Party Balloons.

22 thoughts on “Mother’s Day Balloon Bouquet – DIY”

  1. Hi Lawrence. Thank you for your sharing and the step by step guide to create our own balloons bouquet..:-) Yes, it is always the best to give our loved ones something that is made by our own hands. They will be feeling touch definitely…:-) And seeing our loved ones feeling touch and happy, we feel touch and warm in heart too! Great idea..:-)

    • Thank you Janet,

      You of course correct, making things by hand is certainly one of the best ways to show our appreciation and love to those nearest to us. The smile on their faces when they receive such gifts is always worth seeing.

    • Hi David,

      Thanks for your comments. As Mother’s Day is only 11 days away (here in the UK), we certainly are in the depths of preparation. My partner (Shirley) has several orders as we create and supply to demand locally. I’m glad you liked the post.

  2. I love this idea and it certainly makes a nice change from giving the usual flowers. Something different and also creative. Thanks for the step by step instructions on how to get this arrangement altogether and you make it all look so easy.

    Is there a way that we can paint or draw on the balloons without popping them? I think that this idea might make it even more personal.

    • Hi Michel,

      Thank you for your comments and questions.

      There are ways that you can paint on latex balloons, with acrylic paint or even add glitter.  We will be sure to write an article in how to do this as soon as we possible can.

  3. It’s nice knowing that you can create your own balloon bouquet without having to go buy one. This I believe will inspire creativity and uniqueness, thus adding color to the event in general. Thanks for those wonderful do it yourself steps you added to the article. They were really helpful. Thanks so much 

    • Hi Juliet,

      I’m glad you enjoyed the article. You are of course right that these DIY bouquets do inspire creativeness and therefore you can make the bouquet as unique as you like.

  4. Though I was not at home last Sunday to give my wife and my mom a mother’s day present but definitely, I plan to gift them a present whenever I’m back home and surely, this is really a great idea as to what I can give them. I really like the fact that it is DIY and as such, I would be able to desiccate my whole love and care into making the balloon bouquet. Thanks

    • Thank you for kind comments, have fun making the bouquet for your wife and mom.

      I have some good news for you.  Last Sunday was actually International Women’s Day. Mother’s Day is actually not until 22nd March , here in the UK and 10th May is most other counties. Hopefully you will be able to make it home in time.

  5. Wow. Great idea. I never thought about making a balloon bouquet. Loved your instructions, they seem easy to follow. I will refer back to it after I have purchased supplies and am ready to make one. Thanks again.

  6. Mother’s Day!One of the most important days of my life. I always want to make this day so special for my mom all the time. 

    First of all, thank you so much for providing such a beautiful article or information. I liked your balloon idea very much though it is simple but very unique. I will create this Balloon Bouquet and gift to my mother on Mother’s Day. I know my mom would love this gift idea, of course. I will follow your steps for creating this balloon Bouquet and I will buy the tools and materials from Amazon. Thank you so much for giving such a beautiful idea.Looking forward to more beautiful articles related to this in the future.Thanks

    • Thank you for your kind comments,

      I’m sure you will have fun creating your own balloon bouquet and that your mother will truly appreciate your effort.

      A wonderful mother’s day to you both.

  7. Thank you for writing about mother’s day. It is an informative as well as helpful post for me. Because the mother’s day is knocking at the door. March month is running. In may we observed mother day. It is one of the best moment not only for mom but also for us. 

    We enjoy the day with our family. You have helped me a lot. I am thinking about a gift. You have written about 5 steps to make valentines balloon bouquets.
    It really helped me a lot. Thanks for the nice article.

    • Hi 

      Thank you for comments, I am so glad that you liked the article and that is as inspired you with gift ideas. Feel free to contact us again if you have any questions.

  8. I am so excited that one can self create a balloon bouquet, it is so simply described in your website. Beats buying at stores and you can select your favourite designs. Good job!

  9. A handmade Mothers Day Balloon Bouquet is a great way to show your mom that you appreciate her on Mothers Day.

    This is a great explanation of the steps involved in creating such a bouquet.  I’ve never been a very artistic or creative person in this way, but looking at your instructions i believe i can do this for my mom next Mothers Day.

    I was especially fascinated by the method used to get the ribbon to curl for use on the bouquet.  I always thought that these ribbons came with that curly effect from the store.

    Thanks again for this unique little tutorial.

    • Thanks for comments.

      My partner (Shirley) is the balloon expert in our relationship. Just like you I am learning the techniques like curling the ribbon as we go. It’s quite interesting to watch the sculptures, decorations and bouquets come together.


  10. We enjoy the day with our family. You have helped me a lot. I am thinking about a gift. A handmade Mothers Day Balloon Bouquet is a great way to show your mom that you appreciate her on Mothers Day. Thank you for writing about mother’s day. It is an informative as well as helpful post for me. Because the mother’s day is knocking at the door. Thanks for giving your light on it.


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