This is perhaps one of my favorite projects from Margie Romney Aslett's
The minute I saw Margie's Paper Balloons, I knew I had to make them. Staci knew where I could find paper lanterns -- our local Cost Plus. I love hot air balloons! So much so, that I am planning (God willing of course) to go back to Albuquerque's International Balloon Festival in about 4 years --when I turn 50! My friend June promised she would join me when we return and actually take a balloon ride. Truth be told, the idea of riding on a hot hair balloon scares me, but if I check this item off my bucket list on my 50th- well that would be fantastic!
|That me! No, it's just my souvenir from one of trips to Albuquerque's Balloon Festival - Love my hand blown purple glass balloon. Hangs over my table in my studio where I create all my projects|
But, until that day comes, I am happy to create a paper balloon. Like I said, Margie's class is very informative and I quickly gathered my supplies to create two balloons. Of course, the colors are purple and teal and the theme? Butterflies, of course! Since I love working with felted wool created from wool sweaters(up-cycling), I had to create a felted wool butterfly garland for the balloon.
All the bling pieces are from estate sale finds. It's great when my finds work their way into my projects, whether it's items I sell or for me. Last Friday, Amy and I had our craft night. We went out for a nice dinner then came to my little studio to craft. I finished my smaller balloon Friday night. It's always so much fun to create with friends! Here are pictures of a small paper balloon. Both are now hanging from the ceiling in my basement studio.
|The little metal pail was the wrong color -- I painted dark purple!|
Again, if you want to learn how to make these paper balloons, check out Margie Romney-Aslett's blog to sign up for her e-course.