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« on: January 23, 2014 09:27:07 PM »

Saw something similar in a craft magazine, but didn't include any instructions. After trying to recreate them, I can see why! It took me a lot of trial and error to finally get these 2 made for Christmas gifts. I do plan to make one for myself eventually - hopefully in time for next Christmas!

The blue balloon went to my sister, who loves teal and owls. The balloon part is just a glass ornament turned upside down. Wire, craft paper and tape, metal tags, and small paper "treat" cups were used for the rest. The hardest part was getting all the wire to cooperate! I stuffed in some fiberfill to hide the wires on the inside of the "basket." The little "flags" are pieces of map scrapbook paper.


The gold balloon went to my mother. In the second picture you can see the little bird that hangs from the front, but you can't see many more details because of the tree (took that photo first before realizing I needed a plain background in order to show the details). I left the ornament the original gold color, and these pics are before I had the idea to include fiberfill, which not only hides the insides, but gives a nice "clouds" effect I think.



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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2014 03:16:27 AM »

Beautiful and so clever! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2014 04:38:47 AM »

These made my day!  So darling.
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2014 04:58:59 AM »

These are so cute!!  Pinning Wink
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2014 05:17:34 AM »

I also pinned this. Thank you for the awesome idea!
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2014 06:26:29 AM »

these are adorable.
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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2014 08:19:36 AM »

Those are so wonderful! Such a clever idea!
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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2014 01:12:03 PM »

Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured ProjectSmiley
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« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2014 04:19:47 PM »

Awesome! I'm so honored to have my ornaments be a Featured Project! Thanks to everyone!
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Great job, Brande.  I love both of them.  Very talented.
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