Friday, December 11, 2015

A little last minute inspiration for Christmas and holiday decor!

With Christmas and the holiday season only a matter of a few weeks away, I thought that I would take this opportunity to rekindle some of the seasonal designs that I and other fellow balloon artists have made over the years. Many of these designs have been documented in earlier blogs, so to make it a little easier for you to find, I will add a direct link with each of the designs that are featured. In most instances, there is a step-by-step recipe included within the blog!




I love this festive balloon wall! We created this using 40" Emerald Green Starpoints and 27" Lime Green Taper Microfoil® Balloons. We were unable to use any latex at this event, so we used 9" Ruby Red solid-colour round Microfoil Balloons at each of the centre points to make it look like holly leaves.  Filled with air,  this design can easily be suspended.

These Christmas presents were great fun to make too!




There are many different designs and recipes to make a balloon Christmas tree. I made the trees below for an event that I decorated last year.  This design was kindly shared by Sean O'Kelly, of Balloon Decor, Victoria, Australia.




Click on the link for the recipe: How to make a Quick Link Christmas Tree




I love this winter centrepiece design. The 22" Dazzling Snowflakes is definitely one of my favourite seasonal balloons!

Standing over 4' tall, this makes a truly elegant centrepiece for any festive occasion.

To find out how to make this design, click on the link for the recipe:
'Let it Snow' centrepiece.



















Taper balloons come out tops again for these great air-filled hanging decorations! To learn how to make this great design, click on the link for the recipe: Taper Star Recipe.



Who doesn't love a Snowman? This original design was made as a consequence of being stuck at home (literally) due to the heavy snow! I decided that it would be cool to make some "funky" balloon snowmen and put them in my garden!



If you would like to learn how to make these "Cool Dudes", then click on the link for the recipe:
Christmas Snowmen












A huge thank you to Luc Bertrand, CBA of WaW Balloons, Vichte, Belgium, for this great design!

Luc designed this wonderful Quick Link Santa Mural in 2013. It is very quick to make and has huge visual impact!

To download the recipe, click on the link: Santa Mural
















This pretty Christmas candle was one of those designs that I had the sudden urge to make a few years ago! If you would like to find out how to make this design, click on the link: Christmas Candle






























Learning how to make this Christmas Wreath was a challenge - working out the size of balloons to use to create the perfect curve - but it was worth the effort!

If you would like to find out how to create this beautiful Christmas Wreath, click on the link:
Christmas Wreath








And finally, don't forget that the Qualatex® Christmas Business Booster is packed with some great ideas!


I hope that this has helped some of you to find that last minute inspiration!

Happy Ballooning!


Sue
www.suebowler.com

1 comment:

Christine Maentz, CBA said...

Thank you Sue for sharing - I don't often comment but I do read all of your posts!