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 Post subject: September 2010 - Other uses for Balloons
PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:08 am 
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Hi All,

I had a brainwave last night and would like this months topic of discussion to be about Other Uses of Balloons.


These can be uninflated and inflated shapes of all kind and brand.

To kick off ....
I use three braided uninflated 260's as a suitcase identifier on the handle of my suitcases.

I also have started using uninflated 260s to tie things - plants in the garden and holding a joint of my ancient clothes dryer together.

Lastly i tie my balloons together with balloons, I used to use elastic bands but they kept breaking so now i use scraps of balloons to keep the sorted balloons in a roll in my balloon bag.

What do you folks use scraps of balloons or whole balloons for (apart from Balloon twisting or decorating)?

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 Post subject: Re: September 2010 - Other uses for Balloons
PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:11 am 
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My shoelace went yeaterday so I tied them up with a good old balloon. I also cut myself once and used a balloon to put over the top of my finger till the bleeding stopped, it did work but was on the slightly tight side and when I took the balloon off my finger was a bit on the purple side so if you do this then please be careful.

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 Post subject: Re: September 2010 - Other uses for Balloons
PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:21 pm 
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I also have a braided chain of balloons on my luggage for easy identification. :-)
I mostly use them like rubbler bands to keep things together. I have used them as a belt for my pants. And, the chain on my toilet flusher broke (inside the tank) and it couldn't be replaced with another chain, so I tied a piece of balloon on it and it worked like a charm. It lasted about a year...then I finally bought a new toilet...lol.
Oh yeah...I have also used inflated balloons (sometimes simple doggies) as packing material in packages when I mail them. They hold up surprisingly well and it makes the recipient smile :-)

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 Post subject: Re: September 2010 - Other uses for Balloons
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Whilst camping my husband cut his finger. We had no plasters so ended up using a sanitary towel and a 646q to hold it in place. Inventive I thought and waterproof.!!


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 Post subject: Re: September 2010 - Other uses for Balloons
PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:57 pm 
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Snap - we also have 260 balloons as indentifiers on our suitcases - have done for a few years now.

160 & 260's also make good ties when joining balloons as headers into balloon columns and joining columns to create wall rather than elastic bands and paperclips.

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 Post subject: Re: September 2010 - Other uses for Balloons
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....At trmj 2008 I didn't have any swim shorts to go on the water slides , so I used my black boxers with a 260 tied round to hold them up worked a treat!!

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 Post subject: Re: September 2010 - Other uses for Balloons
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haha, also use 206's braided to identify my suitcases. Lets hope we don't all travel together with the same cases :)


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 Post subject: Re: September 2010 - Other uses for Balloons
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Normski wrote:
.... I used my black boxers with a 260 tied round to hold them up worked a treat!!


Just 'one' 260 Norm??? ;) ;)


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 Post subject: Re: September 2010 - Other uses for Balloons
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Used to hold Spider Flex up when it could not go the full height in portacabin.

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 Post subject: Re: September 2010 - Other uses for Balloons
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Fuzzy wrote:
Used to hold Spider Flex up when it could not go the full height in portacabin.


Nice idea Fuzzy, will remember that :)


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