Thursday, February 28, 2013

Balloon bow tie

Materials: balloons, scissors and an air pump.
This instructions is prompted by question from YouTube user normagertrude "how to make bow to tie 5 flowers". In previously published instruction "Hat Mickey Mouse or Minnie Mousewe have made variations of bow and butterfly. We can tie/ or loop any number of flowers using additional balloon. And then attach any bow, butterfly, flower and etc. to this balloon. In following example we are going to use just one balloon to tie flowers and to make the bow. Inflate a balloon leaving about two-inch flat tail (Pic 1).

Twist the first about five-inch bubble. Twist the second about nine-inch bubble (Pic 2).

Lock both ends of the second bubble in one lock twist (Pic 3). 

Fold the balloon three times to find the size of the next bubbles (Pic 4).

Twist the third and the fourth about eight-inch bubbles (Pic 5).

Lock all ends of the third and the fourth bubble in one lock twist (Pic 6 and 7).

Twist the fifth soft about one-inch bubble. Twist the sixth soft about one-inch bubble (Pic 8). Make sure the rest of the balloon is at least as long as the first bubble.

Lock all ends of the fifth and the sixth bubble in one lock twist (Pic 9 through 12). Fix all bubbles in proper positions. The rest of the balloon is the seventh bubble. It should be the same size as the first bubble. Congratulations, we have made the bow with a loop to tie flowers.

Force stems of the flowers through the loop of the second bubble (Pic 13 through 18). In this example tie together up to six stems. We can decrease the size of the first/ seventh or the third/ fourth bow bubbles to increase the size of the second bubble (to tie more flowers). Also, we can make the stems of flower soft to fit more flowers in the loop of the second bubble. 

In this example I have made slightly different stems using funny tail (Pic 19 and 20). Have fun and happy twisting :)

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  1. Great ideas. Thanks for the tips. Wonderful and creative!