You may know that I like whimsical every now and then. I got the idea of making a hot air balloon using a papier mache balloon.
After making the papier mache balloon (I cut lots of strips of newspaper and glued them to a balloon in layers), I initially covered the balloon with hundreds of punched hearts from patterned paper. It sat unloved for months because I didn't like it. Eventually, I recovered the base with dictionary pages.
Now with a plain base, I could add my patterned papers and gorgeous flowers. Firstly I created bunting to go around the balloon. Then added flower clusters along the way.
I added tiny flags and bunting (The Scrapcake: My Private Happiness)
Can you guess what the base is made from? I used an old baked bean tin which I covered in paper and put an oasis in the bottom ready for the flowers.
I used skewers to support the balloon on the base so it's nice and sturdy.
Well I hope you like my bit of whimsy. Here are the flowers from Manor House Creations:
Country Lane - Quaint, Sprinkles - Cupcake, Peace - Wishes, Cutie Pies - Pink,
Party Lights - Pink and Anniversary.
Thanks for popping in!