Friday, November 8, 2013

Thinking outside of the box, some great ideas!

To find my inspiration I rarely look at a balloon design or decor to get my inspiration, in fact I prefer not to! There are many things that I see on a daily basis that I think "that could be made with balloons"!

To show you what I mean - a few years ago I made these lovely little snowmen, they were actually the result of being snowed in a home for a few days!

Snowmen by Sue Bowler CBA

How did I find my inspiration? I saw a set of cake decorations and knew immediately that they would be perfect made out of balloons!

I have added a step-by-step recipe for these lovely snowmen to SUE'S RECIPES at the top of this page.

Here are some Websites that I recommend that you take a look at:

Martha Stewart is not so well known in Europe, I first heard of her when I started travelling to the US. Her website is overflowing with ideas that might get you thinking!

Here are just a few that I have seen that I thought could easily be added to create great balloon decor or as an alternative to balloon decor especially if your customers are looking for something a little different! These are all made from products that we regularly work with TULLE, TISSUE & RIBBON.

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If you are unsure how to make beautiful bows like the one's here just look at the video clip below. To make the bows as full and as round as this, I suggest making 2 bows and tying them together to create what I would call a 'Ribbon Puff  Ball'!

There are some great ideas and inspiration for decor made with bows and balloons!

Probably one of the best places for inspiration today is Pinterest and Instagram - let's face it, that's where our customers look too! 

My message today is to try and think outside of the box. Look at anything and everything that might give you just that little bit of inspiration. Once you start you'll get hooked like me, but be careful, just take one or two ideas at a time and see how these can be used and adapted to create great balloon decor!

If you have some other suggestions for sourcing your inspiration just drop me an email and if your happy to share I will add it to this blog!

Happy Ballooning!


1 comment:

Dave @ Partini said...

great post Sue, would you be able to email me what you use inside the uninflated balloons to make the flowers if that makes sense to, Many Thanks Dave