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18 Birthday

Room Decoration or delivery for a special 'Coming of Age'

Recipe

Equipment used:

Mini Cool Aire "Dual Pro TM" Inflator
Premium Mini or Maxi Heat Sealer

PBA Ingredients:

 

Additional Ingredients

  • 1 x 38” Qualatex Magenta No.One
  • 1 x 42” Qualatex Magenta No.Eight
  • 8 x 5”  Qualatex Pink
  • 16 x 11" Qualatex Wild Berry
  • 2 x 160 Qualatex Onyx Black
  • 1 x 18" Silver Heart foil
  • 1 x 9" Silver Heart foil
  • Magenta tulle
  • Balloon Stik-ems

 

 

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

    Step 1
    Using the Mini Cool Aire® "Dual ProTM" Inflator, inflate 2 11” inch Wild Berry 8 “, and make a duplet

    Step 2
    Repeat step 1, twist both duplets to make a cluster

    Step 3
    Repeat steps 1 and 2 to make another cluster

    Step 4
    Tie the two clusters together, using a neck from each cluster

    Step 5
    Stretch the neck of an 11” wild berry balloon, and push in a 60 - gram Lite Heavy Weight, (so getting the weight the same colour as your cluster). Tie the weight into the bottom cluster of wild berry balloons using the neck of one of the balloons from the cluster and the neck of the balloon covering the weight.

    Step 6
    Using the Mini Cool Aire® "Dual ProTM" Inflator, inflate 2 by 5” Pink to 4“, and make a duplet

    Step 7
    Rep
    eat step 6, twist both duplets to make a cluster

    Step 8
    Tie the 5" clusters to the top of the other clusters, using a neck from each cluster

    Step 9
    Repeat steps 1 to 2 and then steps 5 to 7, so making another small base

    Step 10
    Using the Mini Cool Aire® "Dual ProTM" Inflator, inflate the the No. One foil, Wrap the neck of the foil with a 160, and tie into the top pink cluster of the base. 

    Step 11
    Inflate an the No. Eight foil  wrap the neck of the foil with a 160, and tie to the top of the second cluster

    Step 12
    Take the Silver Heart 18” foil and make a ‘Raisin Twist’ about half way up from the valve( so the heart sits on the 8 at an angle)

    Step 13
    Inflate the foil gently, with air. Wrap the neck of the foil with ribbon and attach a small tulle bow

    Step 14
    Attach the heart foil, with the excess 160, to the top left side tab on the No.Eight

    Step 15
    Hide the mechanics with a tulle bow front and back

    Step 16
    Inflate the 9" Silver Heart foil. Hold the neck of the Heart balloon with your finger and thumb, ensuring that no air leaks from the foil. Place in the Heat Sealer making sure the neck of the balloon is flat. Heat seal the balloon. Please note: For best results, the Heat Sealer's setting should be between 3 and 4

    Step 17
    Wrap the neck of the foil with a 160, and then tie into the number One cluster,just below the pink 5"

    Step 18
    Finish off with a large Magenta tulle bow attached to just below the number One and Eight

    Step 19
    Make a small tulle 'bow tie bow' with Magenta tulle, and attach to the top of the number One with a Balloon Stik-ems.

    Step 20
    Place the numbers so they sit close together

Tips and Additional Instructions

Simple quick design, but effective as room decoration or delivery