How do you make a star shape balloon arch?


I would like to know the dimensions to making an arch in shape of a star. A walk through arch. But I'm not sure of the sizes or the materials.

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Reply to Melt52 "Fixtures"
by: Margit

Hi there!

Sorry to hear about your troubles with the balloon arch frame.

It's difficult to say which fixtures you need without seeing the actual frame.

I would suggest that you take one of the frame pieces with you and go to a hardware store. Ask them if they have fitting fixtures or if not, if they have an idea how to attach the pieces to each other.

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Fixtures
by: Melt52

Purchased a frame from a company. It arrived but with the wrong fixtures. Have emailed the company and raised a dispute with PayPal.

What I need to know is there anywhere I could just get the fixtures from to put the frame together?

Many thanks

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Base for Star Balloon Arch
by: Margit

You could either buy ready made bases at specialist balloons suppliers or make the base yourself, similar to the base for balloon columns.

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star arch
by: Anonymous

what do you use for the base of the arch

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Length of the rod
by: Margit

To find out how long the rod has to be, you need to draw a sketch of the star arch, according to the size you want it to be.

You can either draw it in real size (for example on your drive way), or a proportionately smaller one on a piece of paper.

Then take the measures from your sketch, and you'll know how long the rod needs to be.

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Star Arch
by: Anonymous

How long does the rod have to be?

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Walk Through Arch
by: Margit

For a self-supporting walk through arch you will need at least 1/2" aluminium rod for the frame. If the frame has to be extra sturdy (e.g. for outdoor arches), I would even recommend using 1/2" conduit. It's more difficult to work with, but it will give your arch the sturdyness it needs.

Please also see my comments on how to make the frame for a star or heart shaped arch.

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