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Organic Swan Heart Tutorial by Vadim Shuskanov, CBA

Across many cultures, swans symbolize grace, beauty and love. When it comes to balloons, swans make the perfect addition to a baby shower or wedding. We asked Vadim Shuskanov, CBA, of Moscow, Russia to design a decor piece that would beautifully showcase the Graceful Swan Microfoil®  and provide inspiration for this perfectly pastel balloon.

With a few simple framing techniques and a basic organic base, Vadim created a beautifully crafted heart that served as the ideal place to nestle two swans.  This design is perfect for any event that calls for a soft, loving touch.


How-to Video: Lovely Heart Frame with Organic Base

Follow along with Vadim to learn how to create his simple heart frame and organic base.  Continue reading below the video for a list of items used in the design.

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Vadim’s design specifically used the following combinations:

  • Pink inside White
  • Lime Green inside White
  • Spring Lilac inside White
  • Yellow inside White
  • Orange inside White

Framing Materials Needed

  • 2 pieces of aluminum rod
  • 2 Ikea NOT lamps (or similar) with 1 length of pole attached into base