“Silent Night” Hot Air Balloon Ornament

Just wanted to show you one more finished hot-air balloon ornament.  I found a vintage star pin in my junk drawer and thought it would be perfect on a “Silent Night” themed ornament.

This one was made with a balloon like my first hot-air balloon ornament.

I painted the balloon with metallic blue paint and then added silver and white starts to look like a night sky.

After making this one I can definitely say I prefer making them with tennis balls like the last one I showed you.  I think they’ll h0ld up better, too.

The tiny baby Jesus is made from air dry modeling clay.

I wrapped the baby in some rose colored silk ribbon and then cut a phrase from the song “Silent Night” and made a tiny banner to drape over the baby. Poly-fill is making the fluffy pillow underneath.


I’m going to be taking a break from blogging until after New Year’s, so I hope you’ll come back and visit in 2012.

Many wishes for a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!






  1. Cindy Clayton

    Merry Christmas Scarlett,
    Beautiful balloon! I love the star! Enjoy your Christmas and New Years holiday with your lovely family. I hope that some of the joy that you bring to others returns to you this Christmas.


    • @Cindy, what a beautiful thing to say, I hope the very same for you! Thank you for these sweet words! ~Scarlett

  2. Charlotte, I wish you the very best Christmas and New Years ever!

  3. Scarlett,
    It is stunning; I love how sweet the baby Jesus looks~ You did an amazing job!
    You make me want to craft, but my fingers are molding cookie dough instead.
    I still have a lot of baking to do~

    I wish you n’ yours a lovely holiday, filled with the wishes of making warm, wonderful memories! xXx

  4. It’s beautiful! I love it so much. I just popped in to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and I hope that miracles happen in 2012. Take care!!!

  5. A beautiful ornament, of course! Wishing you a bundle of special moments this holiday.

  6. This is so beautiful. You are so creative; I love your attention to detail and you photography is always stunning! Have a blessed Christmas, Sue

  7. Gorgeous! Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family! xo

  8. Really Nice!! Love the blues… Have a merry Christmas!!

    Linda 🙂

  9. This is gorgeous! Isn’t it so cool where we draw our inspiration from? Beautifully crafted ornament. I hope you have a Merry Christmas.

  10. Melissa Trantham

    I think this is my favorite so far! It’s probably because I like blue so much :)…Lovely job, friend!

  11. I don’t even know what to say. I am COnstanTLy amazed by you and your work. This is absolutely stunning and I would want it in an instant if I saw it in a store!
    Wanted to pop by and say that I wish you and your beautiful family a very warm, bright and merry Christmas!

  12. This is just gorgeous!!! I love this balloon especially the star! All the best ~Sophia

  13. These hot air balloons are just the cutest. I love them. They are just so whimsical and sweet. I live in Temecula, CA which is wine country…so we get lots of hot air balloon filled skies. 🙂 I love it!
    I hope you have the most Merry Christmas with your family! xoxo

  14. Hi Scarlett .. this is just a wonderful ornament .. and I can imagine what the little ones will be saying … and us adults = SO CLEVER!!

    I do hope you’ve had a glorious time together and you’re at peace with the world .. Happy festive week that’s left and with blessings and thoughts for 2012 .. big hugs – Hilary

  15. Beautiful project, I love these balloons you have been doing!

    Hope you all had a blessed Christmas, all the very best to you and your family for the New Year!

  16. Just popping in to wish you and your family a richly blessed and happy 2012! Hope you and yours had a wonderful Christmas!
    I look forward to seeing what kind of wonderful and magical art you will be creating this year! It has been a great inspiration and joy to follow this past year! 🙂

  17. Hey my sweet friend…I was just thinking about you and your family – I hope all is well, and I wish nothing but beautiful miracles this year for you. I hope 2012 greets you warmly with a peaceful outlook ~ xoxo

    • Hi Sherri, you are so sweet to check in, yep, all is well this week. And I say ‘Amen!” to your beautiful wish, both for our family and for yours as well. Thanks for your caring words, they help me keep my chin up. 🙂 I’ll be over to visit soon! Scarlett

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