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Balloon Bases for Stuffed Balloons

by Sonya
(Hampton, VA)

Stuffed Balloon - Example #1

Stuffed Balloon - Example #1

I see some balloons that have some sort of decoration around the base. Some of them are laced and some look like a shirt or rug. What are they called and where can I find them. The pictures below are some examples. Also I would like to know what to use and how to wrap the circular balloon around the balloon saucer. A picture depicting this is attached.


ANSWER:

Hi Sonya,

When you talk about balloon bases, you mean the bases for stuffed balloons, as you show in your images, right?

I am going to split my answer based on the 3 examples...

#1
The base of this stuffed balloon looks like it's a plastic balloon tray, filled with krinkle shreds. You can see (and purchase) these materials for example at the Gift in a Balloon website.

#2
The base on this balloon looks like a feather boa, similar to what we used in our Marabou Balloon Heart decoration.

It should be fine to simply arrange the feather boa string in a circle below the stuffed balloon. Or you could glue it to a circle-shaped styrofoam board.

#3
The balloon used for the base is most likely a 160 modelling balloon (1 inch wide, 60 inches long). I am no expert in balloon twisting, so I don't know what kind of twist you'd need to create the round shape and keep it in place.

A good source for balloon twisting instructions, with lots of videos is this site...

http://balloon-animals.com/

Good luck with your balloon stuffing!

Margit

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by: Sonya

ThanK You So Much for answering My Question. Your Response Is Very Helpful

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by: Twisted and High Flying

I'm thinking the last photo with the red base is a 6" geo (a doughnut shaped balloon) or you can use a geo-blossem (doughnut shaped with pedal-like edges

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