Hot air balloon

I had a project on my mind for some time; making a paper hot air balloon.
And because I had a few more days of vacation left I decided to make it and here is the result.

A hot air balloon in shabby chic style.
First I looked on the internet for a template, I found one here on Kaisercraft.

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor kaisercraft hot air balloon template
I cut out 8 pieces for the balloon part using heavy white cardstock.
I covered the pieces with Prima marketing Love Story paper. The upper part of the balloon has different paper then the lower part.

It's a bit difficult to glue the pieces together and to form the right shape, but I managed it. Any cracks can be covered with the lace trims.

The decorating is the fun part, I used prima marketing flowers, lace, ribbons, twine, pompom trim, beads, pearls and crochet flowers (from Allmacraft ).
I also glued a few flowers on the basket.

I do like how the balloon turned out, I hope you'll like it also.

I would like to enter this project in these challenges:

Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your comments very much.

Hugs, Henriette.

1 comment

Maura Hibbitts said...

Oh, I love this!! Your hot air balloon is awesome, and I really like how you went shabby chic and pink with it!! What a fantastic make! Thanks for sharing your awesome make with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! hugs, Maura