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« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2011 06:55:32 AM »

Thank you all for all of your tips.  I decided to try using twine and soak it in watered down glue before applying it to the balloon.  It turned out much more sturdy than the first time and it looks a lot better.  The film was still there but not nearly as much as it was the first time, so removing it really wasn't that big of a pain.

I also found a shorter string of lights at a yard sale and decided to try them instead of the regular length string lights I used on the previous one.  Those ended up being MUCH better because they didn't weigh the twine down at all.  I would like to use the LED string lights but I am still not sure where to find them in the shorter lengths and also at a reasonable price.     

Here's the image of the newer one::


I think it looks a lot more clean than the other one, but I'm sure it could be better, so if anyone has some tips on how to improve it, please feel free to comment!!  I can use all the help I can get!
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« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2011 01:41:14 PM »

That looks fantastic!  Good idea soaking the twine awhile first. =0)
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« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2011 02:08:03 PM »

Thank you SarahJane!!!  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2011 09:30:12 AM »

Elmers or craft glue. Ps: The decorations look amazing!
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« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2011 12:54:30 PM »

uh, just had an idea
While browsing through our storage I came across some plant support hoops. They are quite big about 50 cm across (and cheap).

The reason these caught my eye was that two of these had somehow managed to become lodge together creating a ball like structure.

These are the kind of hoops I have (though mine are bigger):
http://www.verberghe.nl/index.php/details/135/Overige+artikelen/Plantensteunen/Flexolift+30.htm

The ball they created was quite sturdy. And with only four 'bones' it would not really show or be hard to cover up with the string.

I think got mine from a dollarstore kind of place.
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