Link-O-Loons Tutorial – Heart of Hearts Ceiling Mobile

Post Date October 24, 2010

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INTRODUCTION
This design is very long lasting since the balloons are all filled with air. For precision-sized balloons that are filled fast and perfect every time, I prefer to use a Conwin Precision Inflator with nitrogen. The Duplicator 2 or Dual Split Second Sizer works with latex and foils and is perfect with helium or nitrogen.

APPLICATIONS
To fill big spaces, you can place four mobiles at all four points above a dance floor. Be sure to adjust the ribbon lengths according to your ceiling height. And, you can create beautiful dance floor decor by adding Link-O-Loons to join the mobiles for a perfectly defined dance floor that won’t trip up the guests with base plates, poles, etc. This design adapts easily for a variety of themes. For instance, for New Years Eve, baby messages for birth theme displays, birthday designs and more.

MATERIALS & EQUIPMENT

  • Megaloon X Silver 102cm (40″) Foil Shape
  • Red 260 latex
  • 28cm (11″) crystal red round latex
  • MagMover™ Ring Magnet
  • Red Heart 46cm (18″) Foil, Holographic
  • 117cm (46″”) Foil Shape, Holographic
  • Holographic curling ribbon
  • MagMover™ Adhesive Hang Tabs

STEP BY STEP

  • To begin, secure a MagMover™ Adhesive Hang-Tab in the center on both sides of the Megaloon™ X and one each at all four ends of the Megaloon™. Add hang tabs at the top of each of the remaining foils. Next, air-fill all of the foil balloons and set them aside. Fill two 28cm (11″) round red latex balloons and tie the necks together to form a duplet. Repeat and twist the two duplets together at their necks to create a cluster.
  • To assemble the design, tie a 260 to one of the hang tabs on the Megaloon™ X leaving equal lengths of 260 tails. Tie the 28cm (11″) cluster in place with the 260 tails and then a MagMover™ Ring Magnet about 10cm (4”) from where the cluster is tied in place.
  • Suspend the holographic shape foil from it’s top hang tab to a length of holographic curling ribbon attached to the hang tab in the center of the Megaloon™ X. Measure and cut four equal sections of ribbon and tie the ends of each to the hang tabs on the ends of the Megaloon™. Tie each of the four 46cm (18″) foil hearts to the four ribbons making sure they are suspended evenly.
  • To place the design on the ceiling, use a telescoping pole like the MagPole™ with a MagMover™ magnet at the end. Secure the design’s Ring Magnet to the MagMover™ and attach it to a metal point on the ceiling. Viola! A long lasting design that can be assembled days ahead, transported and then quickly installed on site at your convenience.