This little hot-air balloon ornament was fun to make and it’s SO pretty on the tree.
The silver glitter paint is super sparkly near the tree lights.
The balloon I used came from a package labeled “water balloons” so it was extra small. The little ‘baskets’ fell off a near-by tree. The red netting from the oranges added texture, and of course, the piece of bubble gum was just the right size for a tiny gift. For the sand-bags, I used some silver beads from a broken necklace.
This is my favorite type of Christmas project; it’s the kind of creation that has so many possibilities for found objects, recycling odd materials, etc. I’ve got another one in the works, but this time I’m making it simpler. I’m bypassing the paper-mache part and recycling an unexpected item that was headed for the trash-can.
Hot-air balloon #2 coming up soon!