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Topic: Hot Air Balloon Lanterns (Baby Nursery Decoration)  (Read 949 times)
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« on: March 02, 2017 01:09:32 PM »

A couple of my friends had their first baby last year in September. I consider myself fortunate/honored to have had opportunity host their baby shower at my home. I've also helped decorate for a couple other baby showers in the recent past, and I always like to make decorations for parties that can be incorporated into the baby nursery later.

For this shower, the theme was pink/gray, elephants and hot air balloons. I decided it was completely necessary to have hot air balloons actually hanging in my house, and wouldn't that also be super cute in the baby's room? Grin I used some $1 paper lanterns from Michael's value bins, some disposable plastic cups, a boat load of gesso, mod podge, and tissue paper, some cheap/tiny metal buckets, and twine to make them. I'm in love with bunting lately, so I also made teeny bunting for them with scraps of paper from a name banner I made them also!






Here's them in their new home! (yes, my living room and the baby nursery have the same light yellow walls somehow Tongue)





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I wish I had an earlier in progress shot to show the pre-tissue paper, but you can see I had mod podge aaaallll over the place here! Also, the lanterns started out with hot pink and black stripes and polka dots, so there were lots of layers needed before those stopped showing up...



You may notice a little traveler in one of the balloons! She was crocheted by my terrific friend studioANF with a whole family of elephants for the party! Grin
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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2017 03:55:38 AM »

These are awesome! I might need to make one of those for my craft room! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2017 06:54:45 AM »

Those are so charming!
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2017 01:35:19 PM »

Hot pink to begin with? The transformation is awesome.
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2017 02:00:38 PM »

Hot pink to begin with? The transformation is awesome.

Yeah, hot pink and black stripes! It was intense.
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