Roman Column

Designed By:

STEVEN MAYHEW, CBA

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About this Design:

The Roman Column design is a great technique to covering balloon column poles; adding perceived value and enabling you as the designer to offer different types of non-traditional decor. The Roman Column technique is can be used for weddings, sweet sixteens, Quinceañeras, corporate events and more!

MATERIALS:

• 8 – 260 Entertainer Balloons
• 16 – 11″ Balloons
• 12 – 5″ Balloons
• 1 – 6ft 1/2″ Conduit Pole
• Base Plate

 CONWIN EQUIPMENT:

 

 STEP 1

Using the Precision Air Inflator, inflate the balloon quads for the base of the column per the size settings listed. 

 STEP 2

Using the Air Pro Inflator, inflate 1 quad of 260 balloons, leaving 2″ un-inflated at the end of each one.

STEP 3

Slide the 260 quad in between the 5″ quad and the 11″ quad. Pull one 260 up in between each balloon in the 5″ quad. Twist two 260s at a time around each other to lock them onto the conduit pole.

STEP 4

Holding the conduit pole in place with your foot. Wrap the 260s in an upward spiral around the conduit pole. Stop half way up the column.

STEP 5

Pinch off all 260s around the conduit pole and begin twisting the 260s together, two at a time around the pole. It’s suggested to make 6-8 twists around all the 260s to lock them onto the pole.

 

 

STEP 6

Snip the un-inflated ends of two 260s and wrap the 260s around the pole and tie them together with two knots. Repeat this step on the remaining 260s.

 

 

STEP 7

Inflate a 5″ quad of balloons (0.2 Second on Precision Air / 4.5″) and firmly attach them onto the conduit pole above the twisted 260s. 

STEP 8

Repeat steps 2 through 6 to cover the top half of the pole. Be sure to leave approximately 2ft at the top of the pole for the remaining quads.

 

STEP 9

Repeat step 1 to create the top three balloon quads and attach them in reverse order.