Ghostly Tulle Balloons
See what's floating into the party: A swatch of wispy black tulle gives this ghostly white balloon an ethereal effect.
Photography: Shanna Sullivan
Source: Martha Stewart
When purchasing tulle, consider the size and quantity of your balloons. Tulle should be measured to be twice the balloon's diameter in inches for full coverage.
Inflate balloon with helium. (Tip: A helium tank is easy to use when inflating latex balloons. To use, slide a balloon onto the nozzle — specially designed to grip the balloon by the neck — fill to desired size, remove, and tie off.)
Measure and cut a swatch of tulle for balloon.
Cut a length of ribbon. Wrap tulle around balloon, gathering neatly at the base, and secure using ribbon.
Optional: Heavy tulle may weigh down the balloons, even when filled with helium. To give them the illusion of floating, monofilament may be strung from an above fixture or a balloon pole may be used.