Hey ladies and gents! Let's get right to it. I think this project is fun, but it is going to take a little time... like you have to do this during the weekend time. But don't let that discourage you...it's really not that bad. It will give you an opportunity to upcycle and put some of your scraps to good use. PLUS, when your little ones see it, on their wall, they will be so proud and uplifted, and that is the whole point, right? So here we go...
These are some of the things that you will need. But to be honest, you can use just about anything that you have around your house...or your sistas house...Just let your flow glow....
Things that I used:
-A recycled canvas board. (I reused one I already had from a previous project.)
-Acrylic paint for your canvass. I chose turquoise by Apple Barrel. (Walmart, I think)
'-Hot Air Balloon Wall Art Printables
(Printable 1: Boy with quote) (Printable 2: Boy w/o quote)
(Printable 3: Templates)
(Printable 4: Girl with quote) (Printable 4: Girl w/o quote)
-Cardstock and scrapbook paper
-String, ribbon, twine, etc...
-Hot glue gun
-Honeycomb balls ($1 and some change at Michael's)
Step 1: Paint your canvass. You can also use wood, card stock, whatever you have that will give you the size that you need. I let mine dry a little bit then brushed faint curvy lines in the paint so that some of the Ivory color beneath could come through.
Step 2: Cut out your balloon basket. Use this template or create your own. Cut the shape out of scrapbook paper or any type of material and set it aside. Card stock type paper is best... it's heavier.
Step 3: Position and cut your string. I am using twine. Using a hole puncher, punch a hole on the top two corners of your basket. Cut your twine long enough to tie two knots at the end. Set aside.
Step 4: Position and paste your 'person' under the basket. Some other options are to use a picture of your little one, use the template provided, or a bit of both...the body of the template and just the head portion of your picture....totally up to you. Tie a knot at the top of your twine and cut off the access.
Step 5: Start pasting your basket in place in sections on canvass. Don't worry if you get glue here or there. At the end you can coat the whole project with a layer of Mod Podge. Secure your balloon strings in place with tape. Once set, you can paste your balloon on top of your strings. I would suggest using a hot glue gun for this part. Mod Podge did not secure it the best.
Step 6: Now for the fun part! Gather all of your scraps and make this your own. I am using clouds cut out of card stock, an airplane cut out and some scrap shapes for simple decoration. Make sure to Mod Podge your project after completion.