I was recently hired to make some castle columns by a client who saw a picture of some on Pinterest, http://www.pinterest.com/pin/138485757266193108/.
I made the cones on the top as well as the balloon work. She was in charge of flags and the stone paper but forgot the paper for the event and she got there too late to apply flags. Because the event was held at a place with stone floors, it still worked,lol. She really didn’t need the stone paper so much,lol. I feel like the flags would have been a nice addition but I still think it works quite nice without them. Next time I will just make sure I am in charge of all the details as life just happens and people throwing an event are simply too busy to remember everything. They have sooo much to bring in and carry and transport for the party themselves that I can totally understand forgetting.
Making the cones wide enough took a lot of practice and problem solving. Luckily I am married to a math instructor! After much trial and error I ended up asking him for help and he completely used math to save the day! STAY IN SCHOOL KIDS! MATH IS POWER! 🙂
I used robin’s egg and light blue but next time I think I will use a darker blue for the top and bottom contrast color. In person the robin’s egg stood out pretty well but in pictures they are not as striking. It is very subtle, which is a pretty look even and of itself.
I made chains streaming down to the bottom and secured with weighted water balloons.
Below are pictures of my work.