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Old 10-02-2018, 05:33 AM
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Default Re: How can I seal balloons without tying them?
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I've tried about everything over the years, half knots, balloon clips, rubber bands, paper clips but Ikea bag sealing clips are the ticket.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10339171/

Cheap, readily available online, seal completely, open easily when you want them to but don't when you don't, can be reused about 100 times each, don't damage balloons, small size works well for <24" balloons, large ones work well for 24"+

Plus they are common household items so discreet if they "get away".
I might need to try those sometime. They look exactly like the clips that shops such as Nordic Looners and Balloons United sell.
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Old 10-02-2018, 05:36 AM
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Default Re: How can I seal balloons without tying them?
The mouth piece from a popped balloon has become my preferred way. It's shorter than a rubber band so it works great.
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Old 10-02-2018, 08:15 AM
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Default Re: How can I seal balloons without tying them?
Thank you so much for all of your ideas, I do like the half knot with with 24Ē and up the knot years the mouth piece and ruins it, I have found a quick easy method with an elective band which seals it off easily but I will find an ikea near me and buy those clips as they sounds awesome haha thank you for all of your help
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Old 26-07-2018, 10:21 PM
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Default Re: How can I seal balloons without tying them?
Originally Posted by Masseylooner1 View Post
Iíve just received an order of 24Ē and 3ft balloons but I donít like typing balloons this big as in my experience it damages and rips the mouth of the balloon, I canít buy balloon clips online as I dong edit my Mum finding them so is there an other way to seal them? Could I use something that acts like a balloon clip, thank you for your help
I've got loads of clips of various types. Maybe I could get some to you, somehow, as you live near me :-)
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Old 26-07-2018, 10:25 PM
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Default Re: How can I seal balloons without tying them?
I've found that amazon is an excellent source for finding balloon clips. They usually sell bags of 100 qualatex balloon clips for under $5
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Old 28-07-2018, 01:16 AM
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Default Re: How can I seal balloons without tying them?
This thread is a bit old, but I figured I'd post anyways.

My go-to clips are Twixit clips, which are available on Amazon for reasonable prices. They come in a variety of sizes which cover everything from 12" to GL1200s, and are easy to open and close, and quite durable. You might also be able to find them at a local supermarket if online shopping isn't an option.

IKEA clips are pretty good as well, but in recent years the quality seems to have dropped. They seem to break more easily and take more effort to open/close, but they're still alright.

If neither of those work, you can use office supplies. Rubber bands or other elastics work, as do large binder clips, but you (typically) need to twist the neck of the balloon shut for these, which can cause it to start sticking to itself over time.

Finally, if you don't have any other options, half-knots work, but also require twisting and you have to take care not to accidentally let the knot slip through and tie the balloon shut.
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Old 29-07-2018, 03:29 PM
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Default Re: How can I seal balloons without tying them?
I use half knots or rubber bands (if the balloon is smaller I use these for making bands etc.).
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