|Tim- Perfect Touch Balloons|
When I ran my balloon business some years ago, I remember being asked if I could put money inside a balloon or several balloons... I have even been known to put an engagement ring inside a balloon too - twice!
So when I was asked recently if I had any ideas for 'money in balloon gifts', I thought that it would be great to see what other balloon professionals do when they are asked to put money or gifts inside balloons!
|Money Balloon - Soo Wheeler CBA|
"We get asked to put money and gifts into balloons. We usually use our stuffing machine and get a jumbo paperclip to hold the money.We have also enclosed gifts such as earrings and necklaces and the good old way of bottle of bubbly and teddies for new babies.At christmas we also empty a tin of quality street or roses (chocolate candy) into the balloons for xmas stockings!" - Soo Wheeler, Party Buds, UK.
|Hee Eun Park|
Hee Eun Park sent me some of his great idea's!
"I made these balloons w/ candy in them. You could easily put money in them instead of the candy or do both."
|Doris Kristin Herzog|
Doris Kristin Herzog of Ballonkunst Herzog, Germany, shares a selection of her great money in balloons design ideas!
|Ko Minderhoud CBA|
Ko Minderhoud CBA of Balloon en Ko, Netherlands, creates this beautiful 'Money Tree'. Ko told me that he used this same great design when he took his CBA Exam- not real money on that occasion!
Carol Denison of Balloon Occasions , shared this unique idea. She has placed the money inside the 646Q Diamond Clear balloon (you need to look closely to see the 646Q), so that even when the money has been removed the recipient still has a balloon arrangement!
Alissa from Balloons Delivered Australia shares her 'Money Topiary'
Alissa says "If you look closely at the topiary I made it using a ribbon money chain."
|Gemma Rich CBA|
Gemma Rich CBA of Perfect Party uses Bubble Balloons which she personalises and creates the ideal money in a balloon gift!
Another lovely personalised Bubble balloons this time from Carlina Thomasson
Sharon Farrant told me "there is £50 split between these two balloons. Some I put inside the baby balloons leaving just one £5 visible they have to pop them all" - see below.
Shirley Johnstone has created these beautiful 'Money Butterflies', which she has placed inside an 18" Stuffing balloon.
If you 'Google', 'folding money to make gifts', there are some really great ideas, some of them quite easy the others a little more complicated, but I am sure with practise you could become an expert money folder and why not add a 'new string to your bow' of skills that you can offer!
If you are looking for new 'Stuffing' balloon inspiration, there is a great new DVD by Alberto Falcone CBA called 'Amazing Stuff'. Alberto's idea's are super cool and super sellable too! For more information and distributors visit www.albertofalcone.com
|Amazing Stuff - by Alberto Falcone CBA|
A huge thank you to all those who very generously sent me their ideas and pictures for this blog!