How do you make a heart shape decoration with balloons
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Just wondering if anyone could help me with this as I have searched the internet and have found nothing. Have tried this but think there should be an easier way.
How to Make a Balloon Heart Decoration
Follow these steps to create your heart shaped balloon decoration, a beautiful design for Valentine's Day or a wedding reception.
Use 1/4 inch aluminum rod for smaller frames. You should be able to bend the rod by hand.
Use 1/2 inch conduit for a larger, sturdy balloon heart arch.
You'll probably need a pipe bender (from the hardware store) to bend the conduit into the heart shape.
1. Use masking tape (or crayon) to sketch the heart shape on your driveway, in your garage or other large enough area.
2. Bend the rod according to the sketched shape. Bend only half your heart first and then lay the second piece on top of it to make them as identical as possible.
3. Connect the ends with tape or 260q twisting balloons. These twisting balloons are also ideal for wrapping the rod to conceal the frame completely.
4. Create clusters of 4 round latex balloons and attach them to the frame. I would use smaller balloons (5 inch or 9 inch) unless you're creating a really large heart shaped decor.
TIP: Start at the top and wrap going down one side clockwise and the other side counter-clockwise. That way the heart shape looks equally balanced from both sides.
Hanging the heart from the ceiling or attaching it to the wall with command hooks is the easiest way to display it.
If you want it standing you need to bend your rod at the bottom of your design with a 60 degree angle. These ends can then be put into a pipe or conduit that you have screwed into your base.
You could use IKEA NOT lamps as base for your heart balloon arch, or you create it yourself, as explained in my balloon column stand tutorial.
If you want to make it easier for you, consider buying a ready-made balloon heart frame. Do a search for balloon heart arch frame at Amazon for a range of frames in different sizes and prices.
Hope that helps! Good luck with creating your balloon heart decor!