Christmas Balloon Creations - Balloon Holiday Wreath

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This is a wonderful balloon that is not only fun to make but the audience is captivated as you make it. The wreath does require a braid twist but don’t worry - it’s not as hard as it sounds!

You will need three 260 Balloons for the wreath and one more 260 for the bow. I like to use two different shades of green and a white for the wreath, and red for the bow.

Balloon Christmas Wreath Step 1 - inflate all the balloons Step 1. Start by inflating all three of the 260’s you are using for the wreath, leaving just a small tail and tie.
Balloon Christmas Wreath Step 2 -  Twist a 1 inch bubble on each Step 2. Twist a 1” bubble at the nozzle end of each balloon.
Balloon Christmas Wreath Step 3 - Loxk twist the 3 balloons Step 3. Lock- twist all three bubbles.
Balloon Christmas Wreath Step 4 - Arrange the balloons for braiding Step 4. Arrange the balloons side by side; I have the white in the middle and green on either side.
Balloon Christmas Wreath Step 5 - Braid the 3 balloons Balloon Christmas Wreath Step 5 - Braid the 3 balloons 
Balloon Christmas Wreath Step 5 - Braid the 3 balloons Balloon Christmas Wreath Step 5 - Braid the 3 balloons

Step 5. Begin to braid the balloons.

a. I start with the right balloon over top of the center.

b. Now the left balloon over top of the right balloon.

c. The center balloon overtop of left balloon.

d. Repeat this pattern keeping your braid tight.

e. When you reach the end of the balloons simply lock –twist the ends.
*Don’t worry if the ends aren’t exactly perfect, but they should be close in size.

Balloon Christmas Wreath Step 6 - Lock twist the end of the braid Step 6. Each end of the braid now will have 3 bubbles, lock twist the two ends together.
Balloon Christmas Wreath Step 7 - Circle the braid Step 7. Shape the braid into a circle simply by pushing the sides of the circle to round the whole sculpture.
Balloon Christmas Wreath Bow Step 9 - Fold the balloon Step 8. To makee the bow, inflate the red balloon just like the other three balloons, with a very small tail and tie.

Step 9. Fold the balloon so that the two ends meet and grip the balloon at the halfway point.
Balloon Christmas Wreath Bow Step 10 -  Pinch the midpoint of the ballon Step 10. Pinch the balloon at this point and twist. You will have a circle on top and two legs hanging down.
Balloon Christmas Wreath Bow Step 11 - Flatten the loop Step 11. Find the top center of the circle push down toward the center with the finger of one hand while the thumb of the other hand pushes up from the bottom.
Balloon Christmas Wreath Bow Step 12 - Grip the flattened loop Step 12. Now grip the balloon between the thumb and index finger of one hand.
Balloon Christmas Wreath Bow Step 13 - Twist the bow Step 13. With your other hand, take one side of the balloon (loop and leg) and lock twist.
Balloon Christmas Wreath Bow Step 14 - Lock twist the bow onto the wreath Step 14. Take your bow and lock twist it into one of the larger bubbles on your wreath and your wreath is complete!

Note - use other colors to represent any holiday you like! For example, Orange, black & white for Halloween; red, white & blue for July 4th, pastels for a spring-time wreath, whatever you like!

Completed Balloon Christmas Wreath

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