Top Hat Centrepiece

Designed By:

JODIE WHITE, CBA

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 MATERIALS:

• 2 x Conduit Poles 12’ Lengths
• 92 x 5” Pearl Ivory Latex Balloons
• 276 x 5” Pearl White Latex Balloons
• 1 x 36” Just Married Ivory & Gold
• 4 x 11” Hearts & Roses-A-Round Latex Balloons
• 4 x 9” Metallic Gold Microfoil Hearts
• 4 x 18” Candlelight Rose
• Elegant Rose White & Gold #40 Angel Sheer
• Posca Pen
• Cake Board
• Nylon Line

 CONWIN EQUIPMENT:

 

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STEP 1

Take a Gold Cakeboard and pierce 2 holes in the center, then take a piece of a 260Q and pull through the holes coming to the Gold side.  Now using the Dual Split Second Sizer with Double Bubble Outlet inflate a cluster of 4 balloons each being a 3.5” for the Insider Black and 4.5” for the Diamond Clear outsider balloons, secure the cluster to the Cakeboard using the piece of 260Q

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STEP 2
Inflate with air using the Dual Split Second Sizer an 11” Gold sized to about 8” and tie into the cluster secured to the base in Step 1, then inflate a 5” Black sized to 2.5” tie tightly and cut of the remaining neck below the knot – now glue onto the front of the Gold as his nose, draw on two eyes and the mouth using Black Posca Pen.

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STEP 3
Take a Black 260Q and inflate with the Dual Split Second Sizer 2/3rds of the way, tie and cut off the neck.  Then make a 1” bubble, followed by a 2” loop twist, move along the balloon 6” and twist.  Push the air along the balloon a few inches and then tuck this uninflated area into the cluster under the head (see Pic) now move along the balloon 6” and add a twist, make a 2” loop , and end with a 1” bubble – tie and remove any remaining latex to complete the arms.

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STEP 4

For the Hat you can either place on a bought top hat or make one like this design has from 260Q Weaving.