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'Birthday Smiles'

Simple air filled decoration, that is great as a delivery or small gift wishing somebody a 'Happy Birthday'


Equipment used:

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


Additional Ingredients
  • 1 x Qualatex 9" Birthday Smiley Faces mini shape
  • 2 x Qualatex 5" Smile Faces latex balloons
  • 6 x  Red tulle bows
  • 2 x  Red florist ribbon bow small
  • Sweets/candies


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 Pro Inflator, inflate the 9" Birthday foil
    Step 2
    Hold the neck of the 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 3

    Wrap the foil onto the cup and attach to the stick
    Step 4

    Fill the Candy Bouquet Weight® with sweets or candy
    Step 5
    Stick a Mini Base to the top of the weight in the middle, using the Multitape
    Step 6
    Place the stick into the base
    Step 7
    Tie a red tulle bow under the foil on one side of the stick
    Step 8
    Repeat step 8 on the other side of the stick
    Step 9
    Attach another Mini base to the Candy Bouquet Weight 
    using Multi tape, to one side of the stick that you have just attached.
    Step 10
    Repeat step 9 with another mini base and place it the other side
    Step 11
    Inflate the 5" smile face latex balloon to 4.5", and tie off
    Step 12
    Wrap the 5" onto a saddle stick
    Step 13
    Tie a small red bow to the front of the saddle stick
    Step 14
    Repeat steps11 to 13 with another 5" smile face latex balloon
    Take a twist stick and put into the mini base, cut off the stick just above the top of the minibase. You have created a smaller base for the saddle stick to sit in

    Step 16
    Measure the first saddle stick, against the stick holding the foil, cut off the excess saddle stick so the 5" smile face sits underneath the foil
    Step 17
    Place the saddle stick into the adjusted mini base, on the right.
    Step 18
    Repeat steps15 to 17, this time make the 5" smile face sits lower than the first smile face. Then place it it in the mini base on the left side
    Tie the
    tulle bow to the base of the center stick, to the front of the design
    Step 20
    Tie a second tulle bow behind the center stick



Tips and Additional Instructions

This simple but fun design is all airfilled, and can be used for any occasion, just by changing the foils and colours of balloons