Courtesy of Darice®
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Approximate Time: 30 Minutes
How to Make a Cardstock DIY Hot Air Balloon
With a few sheets of colored cardstock you can create floating hot air balloons to decorate a nursery, playroom or any space that needs a burst of bright color. Simply string them onto baker's twine and hang them from the ceiling.
Cut circles & hearts
Use the Cuttlebug or embossing machine to cut out 3, 4" circles and 3, 2" hearts from the assorted bright cardstock.
Fold & glue
Fold 2 of the circles in half. Glue the centers onto each side of the flat circle.
Repeat Step 2 with the cut out hearts.
Cut & loop twine
Cut an 18" length of baker's twine. Loop one end for hanging.
Glue a thin line along a fold on the balloon and press the twine along the fold, beginning about 3" down from the loop.
Tie pony bead
Tie a pony bead onto the end of the twine.