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December Model of the Month (Christmas Tree)
« on: December 02, 2021, 02:05:00 PM »
The Christmas Tree is the model of the month for December, you will have noticed I'm a little
late posting this months tutorial......as they say, better late than never.
We had a balloon day on the 30th Nov and I was recovering from that and catching up with emails and orders etc.
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Re: December Model of the Month (Christmas Tree)
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2021, 03:56:28 PM »
These are the balloons that will be in all the orders for December in the complimentary packs to make the Christmas Tree.
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Re: December Model of the Month (Christmas Tree)
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2021, 04:05:17 PM »
When out working I do make the tree as a hat but for the instructions here we have gone with the basic flower design to make the base.

Inflate the Mocha 260 leaving 6 fingers un-inflated, make a small 1 finger bubble followed by a 3 finger fold twist.
You then meed to make five more of the 3 finger fold twists to complete the base.

Do not discard the rest of the 260 Mocha yet.
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Re: December Model of the Month (Christmas Tree)
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2021, 04:08:05 PM »
Make the 1 finger bubble into a pinch twist, leave a 4 finger bubble on the Mocha for the base of the tree.

Inflate the Green 260 leaving 4 fingers un-inflated and tie onto the Mocha balloon.
Make a 5 finger fold twist.
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Re: December Model of the Month (Christmas Tree)
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2021, 04:16:49 PM »
This is followed by two more 5 finger fold twists. You then need a 2 finger space bubble and a 4 finger fold twist.
(A 4 finger fold twist would be an 8 finger bubble)

You then need another 4 finger fold twist.

Inflate the second 260 Green leaving 6 fingers un-inflated.

I attached the next 260 Green balloon here before I deflate the rest of the first 260 Green and tie them together.
You get a better connection and the first balloon does not deflate.
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Re: December Model of the Month (Christmas Tree)
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2021, 04:18:39 PM »
You then need another 4 finger fold twist to complete the second row of the tree.

Then make a 2 finger spacer bubble followed by three 3 finger fold twists.
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Re: December Model of the Month (Christmas Tree)
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2021, 04:23:37 PM »
Then make another 2/3 finger spacer bubble. I prefer to have three 1 finger pinch twists but you
can just have two pinch twists, but if so then perhaps make them 1.5 finger pinch twists.

Deflate the rest of the 260 Green balloon.

For the Star we have used a Yellow, a Gold might look nice though?
Inflate the 160 Yellow leaving 7 fingers un-inflated.

Make a 3 finger bubble followed by two 1 finger pinch twists.
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Re: December Model of the Month (Christmas Tree)
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2021, 04:25:42 PM »
You then need five 2 finger fold twists, have each pinch twist at the front and the back of the star.
Keep the rest of the 160 Yellow as you can use this to decorate the base later.
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Re: December Model of the Month (Christmas Tree)
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2021, 04:31:46 PM »
Attach the star to the top of the tree.
Have an 8 finger bubble in the 160 Yellow and tie this around the 4 finger Mocha bubble at the base of the tree.

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Re: December Model of the Month (Christmas Tree)
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2021, 04:32:36 PM »
For the decorations I inflated the 160 Red to approx 24 fingers in length, I was then able to have thirty 1 finger bubbles in the balloon.
As we all twist a little differently you may need to try this a couple of times to see what works beat for you.
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Re: December Model of the Month (Christmas Tree)
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2021, 04:37:55 PM »
Wrap the 160 Red around the tree and attach the end of the balloon to the lower section of the tree.
Make sure you securely tie this in as you do not want the 160 Red un twisting.

The tree always looks different every time you wrap the 160 red around the tree.

You can move the tree about so the nicer section is looking towards the front.

You can also have the fold twists of the tree all in line but I prefer them to be mis aligned as in both these pictures.
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Re: December Model of the Month (Christmas Tree)
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2021, 04:51:29 PM »
Hope the tree is of some help and usable to a few.
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"Panda" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbIGt_buquE
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