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Danny the Idiot

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September 2010 - Other uses for Balloons
« on: September 05, 2010, 11:08:07 AM »
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)?

cheers
Danny
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Re: September 2010 - Other uses for Balloons
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2010, 11:11:01 AM »
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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Re: September 2010 - Other uses for Balloons
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2010, 02:21:01 PM »
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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Re: September 2010 - Other uses for Balloons
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2010, 02:52:20 PM »
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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Re: September 2010 - Other uses for Balloons
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2010, 03:57:23 PM »
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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Re: September 2010 - Other uses for Balloons
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2010, 05:43:10 PM »
....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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Re: September 2010 - Other uses for Balloons
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2010, 03:41:19 PM »
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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Re: September 2010 - Other uses for Balloons
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2010, 03:42:05 PM »
Quote from: "Normski"
.... 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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Re: September 2010 - Other uses for Balloons
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2010, 04:11:36 PM »
Used to hold Spider Flex up when it could not go the full height in portacabin.
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Re: September 2010 - Other uses for Balloons
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2010, 04:19:38 PM »
Quote from: "Fuzzy"
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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Re: September 2010 - Other uses for Balloons
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2010, 04:21:32 PM »
I use balloons to tie cables together.

If I'm running short of balloons in my magic box and need to top up ready for my next show I'll tie a 260 to my key ring to remind me . . . . got a terrible memory.
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Re: September 2010 - Other uses for Balloons
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2010, 07:56:49 PM »
I use balloons to tie my sharpies together when on my holder around my neck.

We had a leak under the sink and I used a 160 as plumbers tape..worked fine.
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Re: September 2010 - Other uses for Balloons
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2010, 10:25:35 PM »
Working in Southend over the weekend and one of the pirate acts was having trouble with his boots slipping down, a good old 260 sorted it out.
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Re: September 2010 - Other uses for Balloons
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2010, 02:23:06 PM »
Almost used an uninflated 660 as a blindfold this weekend--parent asked for inflated balloon which I immediately nixed. Then another parent found a headband. And before you go weird places--the blindfold was for pinata busting, of course....

Also, use balloons to tie my pumps and scissors to hang down from my fanny pack strap (which carries my biz cards, money, keys, breath mints and other tiny assorted stuff). Tried other things but they kept breaking through my abuse.
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Re: September 2010 - Other uses for Balloons
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2010, 11:22:22 PM »
Ha!! Ha!!! only just seen this post but ive used the uninflatted to tie back my hair, now my daughter dose too lol!!!! very handy ladys and gents

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