How To Make Shamrock Balloons

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With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, it is time for me to share my 3rd balloon decoration that I’ve created as a Balloon Time Celebration Club Ambassador! Although we are not an Irish family, we do enjoy a little celebration, with a swift half of Guiness, some Irish food, and a few decorations to brighten up the place.

How to make Shamrock (Clover) Balloons - these are fun to make for St. Patrick's Day. Plus there is also a tutorial to make shamrock balloon wands!

Inflating balloons with a Balloon Time tank is easy as 1, 2, 3…

  1. Open the valve by turning it four times, counter-clockwise.
  2. Slide a balloon onto the black nozzle.
  3. Holding the balloon in place, push down to release the helium into the balloon. Remove and tie into a knot. Attach ribbon if required.

Shamrock Balloons

As a young girl, I used to do Irish Dancing in school, I even won a few medals for my skills at dancing competitions called Feis. Will have to dig those out and show you some time! I loved Irish dancing, and part of me wishes I hadn’t given it up all those years ago. My teacher was a man called Michael Maguire, and I still remember to this day, the hand signals and words he used to call out, as we reeled and jigged around the school hall. He and his wife (and his whole family really) are very well known in the Irish Dancing world, and I didn’t realise it then, but I was taught by one of the best in the biz. The point of this story is going back to those Feis, and the girls who wore the proper Irish dancing dresses (which are gorgeous by the way, but so expensive), and had their hair done up in tight curly ringlets. Those curls really reminded me of the ribbon curls I often use in balloon decorations, and so, naturally, I used LOADS of them in these shamrock balloons!

How to make Shamrock (Clover) Balloons - these are fun to make for St. Patrick's Day. Plus there is also a tutorial to make shamrock balloon wands!

So, on with how to make this shamrock balloon display…

You will need:

Rather than just tell you how to make shamrock balloons, I thought I would show you! So please watch the embeded video to see how to make these lovely shamrock balloon decorations. Or you can head over to my YouTube channel and watch the tutorial there (please don’t forget to subscribe!)

In another post, I’ll be sharing another balloon tutorial using air filled balloons. The shamrock balloon wand that I made is great for younger children, as it doesn’t float away if they let go!

Shamrock Balloon Wand

How to make Shamrock (Clover) Balloons - these are fun to make for St. Patrick's Day. Plus there is also a tutorial to make shamrock balloon wands!

Here are some of my other balloon decorating ideas:

You can pick up a Balloon Time helium tank in Tesco or ASDA, as well as online. The standard helium kit comes with a pack of 30 colourful (9″) balloons, ribbon, and of course the tank, which can fill up to 30, 9″ latex balloons, 16, 11″ latex balloons, or 16, 11″ foil/Mylar balloons. The tank is recyclable, so just take it down to your local recycling centre when it’s empty.

How to make Shamrock (Clover) Balloons - these are fun to make for St. Patrick's Day. Plus there is also a tutorial to make shamrock balloon wands!

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