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Old 03-17-2010, 03:51 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hey there, I am starting to plan a fun relaxed outdoors first birthday party for my son. No themes. I am making a felted banner, felt crown for him and am planning on colorful papel picado banners and balloons. Just a nice June day with pretty decorations. But since I am trying to make it a bit unique and as far from tacky as I can, I will need unique balloon weights for at the tables. I can make almost anything so ALL ideas are appreciated.......but please give me some that are unique.
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I'd sew some beanbags. Add a loop of ribbon to tie on the balloons. Both my kids love playing with beanbags so they should have a good life after the party.
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Since it's not til June, maybe get some Fimo or other oven-hardened clay and sculpt some cute little figures, maybe heads of your family or something, and add a ornament hanger before you bake them? They'd be cute for the day, then will make fun little objet d'art for the house.

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Great ideas!! Not sure if the Fimo will be heavy enough tho....??

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Great ideas!! Not sure if the Fimo will be heavy enough tho....??
To save clay when doing larger shapes, I make a rough frame out of tin foil. If you did that, and put washers or pennies or something in the tinfoil, it would make them PLENTY heavy, and you can bake them without fear of starting a fire. You also use less clay that way, so you save money, too!

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Oh, good idea....weight them down!! Might try that.

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