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DIY Hot Air Balloons from Paper Lanterns

Learn how to make DIY hot air balloons out of paper lanterns! You’ll also need fabric and Mod Podge. These are SO easy!

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!

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Tuesday 2nd of September 2014

Those hot air balloons are darling. You have me laughing about the song.