I have attached 5 balloons together to create a balloon flower and need to stick it up on a wall with a painted surface.

I have tried putty, tape, glue dots without any success. It will stay on the wall for a few minutes then fall down. Sometimes it will stay up for 15 minutes then fall down.

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    Can you post a picture of it to give everybody an idea of its structure? I think I know what's causing it to keep falling, but am not positive.
    – Erica
    Commented Mar 28, 2018 at 14:57
  • Hi Erica, Thanks for the reply. I did a lot of experimenting and found a way to keep it from falling. I will update the post and give details on how I did it. Commented Mar 29, 2018 at 16:10

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Previously, I was attaching tape, glue dots, etc directly to the balloons and pressing them onto the wall. That failed. After a lot of experimenting, I discovered if I attach a size 160 balloon to the balloon flower and used coloured electrical plastic tape, it stayed on the wall for over 4 hours.

Details on what I did: I cut a size 160 balloon and attached it to the balloon flower by wrapping it around the balloon flower a few times. After attaching the 160 balloon to the balloon flower, I attached the tape onto the end of the 160 balloon, then I attached that part to the wall by pressing on the tape against the wall. I also made sure there was not a lot of tension between the end of the 160 balloon where it had the tape attached and the wall itself so the tape would not be pulled off the wall.

The attached photos shows what I did.

[Balloon Flower on the wall1

Size 160 balloon attached to balloon flower and taped to the wall


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