DIY hot air balloons

DIY hot air balloons“Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon. . .  ”

Do you remember that song? I think I just seriously aged myself, because I searched for “up, up and away lyrics” and came up with a Lil’ Wayne song. But the song I was really thinking of was this one by 5th Dimension, circa 1967. EVERY time I see a hot air balloon I think of that song (and sing it to myself), and apparently crafts are no exception. Lindsey created a ton of different hot air balloons as part of an installation for her school’s main office – and I love them all. You have to see what a genius she is . . . using paper lanterns, produce baskets, yarn, Mod Podge, and more. These look great on display at her school, but they’d be pretty cute in a kids’ room or nursery, too. And no judgements if I put a few in my studio, because hot air balloons make me happy, and as I already told you, they make me sing. Visit Lindsey below for the full tutorial – there’s a balloon with a bunting that will make you not only sing, but also squeal!

DIY hot air balloons at The Pleated Poppy