Sunday, July 19, 2015

A Baby Shower Hot Air Balloon

Hello and thank you for coming today.
I'm always glad to have you join me for tea.
I've made up a big pitcher of 
ice tea today as the weather has been
uncomfortably hot and muggy
these past few days.
So let me pour you a glass with a slice of lemon.

I 'm excited to show you a
little hot air balloon I put together
this week.

So sorry I didn't take any "before" pictures.

But the basic elements are 
a honeycomb party ball and a little basket.
The one I used here is a woven 
basket made from something that looks
like a heavy  fabric ribbon.

The ball is suspended by 
hot gluing a small dowel rod in each
of the four corners of the basket and 
then hot gluing to the honeycomb ball.
I covered the wooden dowel rod
with a decorative art paper before 
attaching to the the basket and ball.

I knotted together a little net made from
1/8 inch ribbon to lay over the top
of the balloon and let the long ends of 
the ribbon hang down.

I wrapped a 1 inch ribbon around the 
circumference  and decorated it with paper flags.

Then I tucked a few baby items
in the basket....
a baby onesie, packet of wipes, a bib,
a teether, a soft book (see Cookie Monster on the cover)
and then perched a little brown bear
on top.

I incorporated two pairs of tiny baby socks
by stuffing one sock into each
little "sandbag" (which were really
organza drawstring bags) tied to 
the wooden dowels at each of the four 
corners of the basket.

This was a fun project and very versatile, it
could be used for any age birthday, wedding shower, etc.

I hope you enjoyed your visit today 
and will stop back very soon.

You'll find me at the below parties.
Just click to come along, you'll be glad you did:
Share Your Cup
What's It Wednesday

Warm Hugs,


  1. Betty Jean, this is such a clever balloon basket! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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