Apple Tree Heart

This Apple Tree design is made mostly with 5" round balloons. They are inflated to 4" in diameter to make make the foliage of the tree. They are inflated only about 1/2 inch to make the apples on the tree. You could change this from an apple tree to an orange tree by simply changing the color of the balloon fruit. The balloons are held in place with an RMS Flat Heart flexible plastic framework.
Apple Tree Heart
This Apple Tree is illustrated in a two foot wide version made with a standard two foot RMS Flat Heart Matrix and mostly 5" round balloons that have been inflated to 4" in diameter. You may follow the same pattern and make this design in a variety of sizes from 6" across to 7' wide by using smaller or larger balloons in smaller or larger versions of the heart framework.
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OnLine Directions
Specific directions are not available, but do visit RMS Basics and the Banner Tutorial for related information.
Directions In Print
Download this "pdf" file of general instructions for making hearts. Follow the pattern in the photo to add the fruit. View and print these directions with "Acrobat Reader". Available FREE if not already installed in your computer.
RMS Catalog
Visit the Rouse Custom Shop General Catalog for purchase info on the RMS Flat Heart expandable frameworks used to make this design.
RMS Hearts & Stars Graph Paper
Click to download special RMS graph paper to layout your own variations of this design. View and print with "Acrobat Reader". Available FREE if not already installed in your computer.
RouseAbout On Line Magazine
You will find this and related designs in the "Hearts For All Seasons" issue of RouseAbout.
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