Make a Balloon Animal
Visit my gallery page to find instructions
for all balloons previously posted.
I attended the Southeastern FCM convention this spring and learned this
flower. Thanks to David O'Bryant (pictured below) for sharing this version
||You need two balloons of the same or complementary colors for the petals.
Inflate them fully and release a little air to soften them. Tie the
nozzle to the nipple end and flatten the resulting loop to locate the
middle of the balloon.|
||Move the knotted end along the balloon
to find the point where all three of the loops are the same size. Twist
together at this point making three equal-sized petals.|
After making the 3-petal sets from both balloons, twist them together
at the middle and arrange the petals in alternating colors. This alone
makes an attractive flower, but interweaving the petals will give it an
Take each petal and pull half of it through the loop of the petal next to
it from back to front. Work your way around the flower in one direction,
always positioning the pulled-through segment in the front.
For variations on this design, be sure to check out
Chris Jackson's woven flower page.
||Deflate and tie off the remainder of the
balloon and push the deflated end through the flower from the front. You
may want to tie the deflated end to the nozzle of a fully inflated green
balloon to make a stem, adding a couple
loop twists to make leaves.|
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