This is a video tutorial of how to make a table decoration for your wedding.
Step 1: Buy all your products
- Hemp or string (Walmart)
- Fabric Stiffener (Michael’s Craft Store)
- Spray Paint (If needed)
Step 2: Blow up balloon
Step 3: Start to wrap hemp around balloon. Start at the bottom of the balloon and begin to wrap in one direction. Make sure that your balloon is wrapped enough so when you pop the balloon it will hold together. If you have to you can wrap one direction with the hemp, cut it, and tie it. Then start a new piece in the opposite direction.
Step 4: Tie off the hemp once you have covered your balloon. A simple knot will do or you can weave the hemp in between the other pieces.
Step 5: Spray stiffener all over. You may use the spray, but make sure that you cover liberally. Another suggestion is to buy the liquid and dip the balloon in it. You may want to wear gloves and old clothes to make sure you don’t stain anything.
Step 6: Let dry for at least one hour. Check to see if the hemp is strong and stiff. If so, pop the balloon with a sharp object and there you go.
- If you do not like the color of your hemp or string you can spray paint whatever color you would like it after the balloon has been popped. This also helps hold your nest better.
- You can also decorate your nest with flowers of the accent color of your wedding.