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I have seen this idea of these popping up everywhere and wanted to take my own stab at it using my handmade paper flowers in a balloon backdrop! This would be absolutely GORGEOUS at a wedding or other formal event. With a little bit of time and effort, you can create this on your own:
- Paper Eucalyptus (I used 5 for this project. The pattern is available here.)
- Giant Paper Primroses ( I used about 25 for this project. The pattern is available here.)
- Pool noodle
- White spray paint (optional)
- White balloons (I used about 25 for this project.)
- Low-temp hot glue gun (set to 100 degrees C)
- Floral tape
- Cut wedges into the pool noodle to create the desired curves. After it was all said and done, the small curves I made really didn’t make a difference, so I would just shape one big arc in it instead. When gluing the ‘seams’ together, be sure to hold them together until the glue completely cools. (You’ll also notice I ended up rotating the noodle so the bottom end was pointing down. I liked how it ended up looking.)
- Once your noodle is shaped, cover with spray paint. Allow to dry completely. (I skipped this step so you could see the different parts of the project better, and so you could see what it would look like if you didn’t paint it…I would highly recommend painting it.)
- While you are waiting for the paint to dry, you can blow up all of your balloons. For one pool noodle, I would recommend 3-4 large, about 6 medium, 6 small, and 8-10 extra small.
- Secure wire around two or three sections of the the noodle and tie the ends together. Cover the ends with floral tape, and add a twist in your loop in it so you can use it to hang on a nail when the project is complete.
- Using hot glue, secure the largest balloons first. Then add the medium and small, and add the extra small to fill in the gaps.
- The wire from the paper eucalyptus and primroses can easily pop the balloons (I learned from a few unfortunate experiences…), so be sure to bend the wire over and cover with floral tape. Insert the greenery and then the primroses to fill in any remaining gaps, and secure with hot glue.
- You are finished!!!
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