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Doily Hot Air Balloons

Crafting Time:
  • Weekend Project
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-ann Fabric and Craft Stores
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Doilies: various size (approximately 7 doilies per balloon)
  • Latex balloons
  • Fabric stiffener
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Ribbon: various sizes & colors
  • Scissors
  • Twine
  • Burlap
  • Ruler
  • Cardstock paper in coordinating colors
  • Shallow bowl
  • Plastic re-sealable bags
  • Protected work surface
  • Optional:
    Rit Dye
    Water
    Rubber gloves
    Bucket or tub
    Paper towels
    Laundry detergent
    Plastic cling wrap

DIRECTIONS:

1. Blow up the latex balloon to the desired size. Lay the doilies over the balloon to determine the quantity needed.
2. Dye the doilies if desired. Follow the package instructions. Allow doilies to dry and color to set.
3. Saturate doilies in fabric stiffener in plastic bags or according to package directions. Do not combine different color doilies in one bag. Lay doilies over balloon. Use a shallow dish or bowl to hold the balloons in place when applying the doilies. For best results apply the doilies on one side of the balloon and then the other. This will keep the doilies form slipping off the balloon. Another option to secure the doilies in place is to wrap the entire balloon in plastic cling wrap. Do not wrap too tightly. Remove the plastic cling wrap once the stiffener starts to dry. Using plastic cling wrap will slow down the drying process.
4. Allow the doilies to dry completely. Pop the latex balloon.
5. While the doilies are drying create the basket to be attached later. Cut a piece of burlap 7"x5". Fold burlap in half so it is 5"x3-1/2" tall. Fold the sides in and glue in place. Fold up bottom corners on each side and glue in place. Repeat for both sides. This will flatten out the bottom and create the basket shape. Fold down the top edge 1" and glue in place. Set aside.
6. Add twine to the top of the balloon, knotting into a loop. Cut to desired hanging length depending.
7. Glue four strips of twine from the top of the balloon down to the opening at the bottom. Evenly space the four pieces around the balloon. Leave enough excess twine hanging to attach the basket.
8. Glue the four pieces of twine to the basket in the four inside corners.
9. Embellish the balloon and basket with coordinating ribbon. Cut out and add triangles from card stock to create pennants.

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