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"Luck of the Irish"

Centerpiece or delivery for St.Patrick's Day


Equipment used:

Mini Cool Aire Duel Pro Inflator
Premium Twist-N-Flate Inflator


Premium Ingredients

Additional Ingredients
  •  2 x Qualatx 18" Leprechaun Hat Foil Balloon 
  •  1 x 160 Qualatex Red
  •  1 x 160 Qualatex Yellow
  •  1 x 160 Qualatex Orange
  •  1 x 160 Qualatex Green
  •  1 x 160 Qualatex Blue
  •  1 x 160 Qualatex Gold
  •  1 x  8" (20cm) gold cake board
  •  1 x  Amscan small glitter hat 'I'm a wee bit Irish'
  •  1 x  Amscam wire Shamrock garland
  •  1 x  small geen tulle bow


Designer: John Preston and Peggy Butland
Company: The Great British Balloon Company
Country: UK
Step by Step Instructions:

    Step 1
    Glue  the Premium Candy Connector®to the middle of the board
    Step 2
    Insert a maxi stick  to the Premium Candy Connector®
    Step 3
    Using the Mini Cool Aire® "Dual ProTM" on the Low Pressure Foil inflation (that is when the large foil adapter is taken off the nozzle holder and put onto nozzle for inflation) inflate the Leprechaun Hat foil
    Step 4
    Twist the neck of the foil into the MaxiCup, twist the foil so the hat sits at a slight angle
    Step 5
    Attach the maxi cup ll to the top of the maxi stick ll
    Step 6
    Cut all the 160 in half (so it is quicker to inflate them right to the end)
    Step 7
    Using a Premium Twist-N-Flate Inflator  inflate the red 160 to 8" and tie of (making sure you inflate to the end)
    Step 8
    Make sure that the red 160 has a nice curve, Inflate the yellow 160 to 7" and tie off
    Step 9
    Place a strip of glue dots on the top of the yellow 160,and attach to the red 160, making sure that the knot ends are level
    Step 10
    Inflate the orange 160 to 6"and tie off
    Step 11
    Repeat step 9 attaching the glue dots to the orange 160 and than attaching the other 160's( this is the rainbow)
    Step 12
    Repeat steps10 and 11, inflating the green 160 to 5"
    Step 13
    Repeat steps 10 and 11, inflating the blue 160 to 4", this should have created a lovely small rainbow
    Step 14
    Inflate the Gold 160, leaving about 6" uninflated and tie off
    Step 15
    Using the gold 160 make a 'String of Pearls'
    Step 16
    Tie the knot end around the Premium Candy connector, and then wrap the gold bubbles around the base, to create a small pile of gold, then tie of the last bubble to the base( to hide the mechanics)
    Step 17
    Take a length of the wired 'Shamrock garland', attach it to the Maxi cup ll, and then wrap around the Maxi stickll, loosely, and tie off at the base
    Step 18
    Attach the Amscan small glitter hat 'I'm a wee bit Irish',  at an angle to the base of the design, using a glue dot
    Step 19
    To finish of take an uninflated Anagram 20"Leprechaun Hat Foil Balloon, and fold it into a bow, tie in the middle with a piece of uninflated 160, and attach to the Maxi cup ll, to the front of the design (this hides the mechanics)
    Step 20
    Attach the green tulle bow to the Maxi cup ll at the back

Tips and Additional Instructions

A simple but quick design for St.Patrick's Day, ideal as a delivery of a centerpiece