Globosilusion instantly stole my heart when I came across his gigantic heart made out of balloons. I tried measuring it but didn’t do the greatest job and came to 57 inches, even if I am off by one inch or two even- this thing is HUGE!
I am starting to see a pattern that 15 is the magic number for the outside lining of heart balloons, megaplex’s woven heart used 15 sausage twists for outline as well. You can see that in previous post.
Let me yet tell you, Globosilusion uses link o loons and those things are like 20 bucks for a 100 at T Meyer’s online. I did not want to pay that, lol. There is a trick that is more time consuming, but if you are parsimonious like me than you will find it more cost effective.
You take a raisin or the end of another balloon where you inflate, you cut that off, put it inside an 11 or 12 inch round and then blow to desired size and tie off. Then find the raisin or what-have-you on the bottom and squeeze and twist and take a scrap and tie it off. There you go, poor man’s link o loon, lol.
I also made sure my balloons were all the same size by taking two heavy bottles of body wash and spreading them apart to desired width of balloon and then used that as a checking tool to make sure the balloons were consistent.
Same for 5 inch rounds.
I also thought it would be cool to try putting a balloon lettered message on the heart and put I LOVE YOU JOHN on it. He’s my hubby of 10 years. 🙂 I think perhaps if I make letters smaller it will work much better- I don’t want the white balls to be covered or intruded upon by letters now that I see it. That’s what experimentation is for! I used glue dots to put the letters on there. I will need to play around with size, spacing and placement. Ooh, maybe if I just put an I right above the O in YOU then it would be like I, huge heart, You John?! Hmmmm. (I did redo it and remove the love and center the eye, pic of result as last picture in this post.)
This design is actually quite fast to assemble once you have all the pieces ready to go. The prep is where the time is taken up.
I just love this thing sooo much!!!!!!
Here is the link to his tutorial, about 10 minutes long. He does a great job instructing, he speaks Spanish but even if you don’t speak it, like me, you can follow the tutorial no problem=
Below are pics of my replication and version.