Thursday, February 28, 2013

Flower balloon ring

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Materials: two balloons; an air pump and scissors.


We are going to make a small wearable five petals flower. Inflate a gold balloon making a six—inch bubble (Pic 1).

We are going to twist a chain of five soft half—inch bubbles. Attention: any difference in the size of the bubbles will be very noticeable on this small sculpture! Twist the first soft a half—inch bubble (Pic 2).

Twist the 2nd soft half—inch bubble (Pic 3).

Twist the third soft half—inch bubble (Pic 4).

Twist the 4th soft half—inch bubble (Pic 5).

Twist the fifth soft half—inch bubble (Pic 6).

Lock both ends of the chain of the first five (the first through the fifth) bubbles in one lock twist (Pic 7). This step is marked with arrows between points A and F on the scheme. The rest of the balloon is the sixth bubble. You may use the sixth bubble as a stem.

Lock both ends of the first bubble in one lock twist (Pic 8). This step is marked with arrows between points A and B on the scheme.

Lock both ends of the second bubble in one lock twist (Pic 9). This step is marked with arrows between points B and C on the scheme.

Lock both ends of the third bubble in one lock twist (Pic 10). This step is marked with arrows between points C and D on the scheme.

Lock both ends of the fourth bubble in one lock twist (Pic 11). This step is marked with arrows between points D and E on the scheme. At the same time you lock both ends of the fifth bubble in one lock twist. This step marked with arrows between points E and F on the scheme.

You have made the flower with the stem (Pic 12). You have to deflate the sixth bubble to make a ring or a bracelet.

Cut a little hole at the end of the balloon to deflate the sixth bubble (Pic 13 and 14). You may use the flower as it is or decorate it with a different color bubble.


Inflate a purple balloon making a three—inch bubble (Pic 15).

Twist the first soft half—inch bubble (Pic 16).

Tie both ends of the first bubble in a knot (Pic 17).

Then cut off the rest of the balloon. Lock ends of the purple bubble between bubbles of the flower and fix the purple bubble on the top of the flower (Pic 18 and 19).


Loop the flat end of the gold balloon around bubbles of the flower. Make sure the loop is wide enough for to pull your finger (for the ring) or your hand (for the bracelet) through it. Cut off the excessive flat end (Pic 20 through 22). Congratulations, you have made the flower. This flower-ring can be used as it is or in a combination with other sculptures and decorations. Have fun and happy twisting :)


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