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'Safari Daisy'

Something different for that birthday delivery!


Equipment used:

Mini Cool Aire "Dual Pro TM" Inflator

PBA Ingredients:

Additional Ingredients

  • 8 x 5” Onyx Black
  • 7 x 5” Safari Print
  • 4 x 11" Zebra Print
  • 4 x  160 White
  • 4 x  6” White Geo Blossom
  • 1 x 18" Happy Birthday ZebraPattern
  • Stiff black ribbon
  • White curling ribbon
  • Black curling ribbon
  • 8" cake board
  • white tulle
Designer: Peggy Butland and John Preston
Company: The Great British Balloon Company
Country: UK
Step by Step Instructions:

    Take the cakeboard and cover it with the Happy birthday  foil
    Step 2
    Glue a Maxi base, using a
    Multi Tape, to one side of the board, so you can see the message 'Happy Birthday'
    Step 3
    Wrap the Maxi stick wiith a length of Black curling ribbon and insert into the Maxi base
    Step 4
    Using a 6" Geo Blossom and a 11" zebra print ,create a 'Furman heart'
    Step 5
    Repeat step 4, and tie the two hearts together to make a duplet

    Step 6
    Repeat steps 3 to 5, creating a second duplet
    Step 7
    Wrap the two duplets together to make a cluster
    Step 8

    Using the Mini Cool Aire® "Dual ProTM" Inflator, inflate 2 of the 5" Black to 3", and make a duplet
    Step 9
    Repeat step 8, twist both duplets to make a cluster
    Step 10
    Repeat steps 8 to 9 to create a second Black duplet
    Step 11
    Inflate two 5" Zebra print to 2" and tie together

    Step 12
    Tie one of the Black clusters on to the Zebra print hearts, using a neck from each cluster
    Step 13
    Tie the second Black cluster on to the other side of the hearts
    Step 14
    Take the Zebra duplet and push through the middle of all the tied clusters, so that the duplet sits in the middle of each Black clusters, with one Zebra print balloon on each side
    Step 15
    Inflate five of the 5" Zebra print to 1.5"
    Step 16
    Wrap one of the inflated balloons into a
    Balloon Stem
    Step 17
    Repeat step 16 with two other of the Zebra print balloons
    Step 18
    Make a small BowTie bow using the Black ribbon and tie below the Zebra print balloon on the Balloon Stem
    Step 19
    Repeat this with the other two Balloon Stems
    Step 20
    Take all three Balloon Stems and stagger them, cut of the ends level, you should have a staggered 'bunch'
    Step 21
    Tie the three stems together around the maxi stick, using a piece of 160
    Step 22
    Make a 'Pom Pom 'Bow using the stiff Black ribbon and the White tulle
    Step 23
    Tie the bow around the base of the Maxi stick, covering the Maxi base and bottom of the Balloon Stems
    Step 24
    Stick the remaining 5" balloons in a spiral down( from the Balloon stems) onto the tulle
    Step 25
    Take the Daisy and place it on top of the Maxi stick, by sperating two of the Furman hearts and sliding the Maxi stick into the center of the Daisy.
    Step 26
    Use a Gel Tab to hold the Daisy in place, by sticking the two heart at the bottom to the Maxi stick.

Tips and Additional Instructions

This piece is both elegant and fun. Using the 'Furman Heart' technique gives you a wide range of printed heart shapes, which is extremly useful in deliveries and centerpieces

Try using a 16" print with a 16" Geo Donut or Blossom