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Hi there! Would you please advise how I would be able to make Numbers 2 & 1 from 5inch balloons, I would like the numbers to stand at least 5foot tall. I have tried using various florist wire but this is to flimsy, I guess I would need Aluminium tubing of sorts.
I would most appreciate your help.
ANSWER: How to Make Large Balloon Numbers on a Frame
You are right with your guess that you would need aluminum rod as frame for your numbers. I recommend using 1/4" aluminum rod for smaller and hanging designs.
For bigger, self-supporting sculptures like a walk through arch or the kind of large numbers you have in mind, you should consider using 1/2" aluminum rod.
Just be aware that the thicker the rod, the more difficult it is to bend. You might want to use a pipe bender to help you shape the frame.
The instructor also shows how to create the base part of the structure which you would then slide into a 1/2 inch PVC conduit. If you put the numbers up on a lawn, you can simply pound the conduit into the ground with a hammer.