Tuesday, April 10, 2012

light bulb balloon

I was inspired by Rook No. 17's repurposed light bulb hot air balloons and decided to try one myself. I love making trash cute. I have to say this was the messiest project I've ever done. I didn't follow Jenn's tutorial and I should have because I thought it would be easy enough to just slap that decoupage stuff and glue everywhere and be done with it. I'm not experienced with the decoupage stuff and we did not get along. I had a thin sheer crust covering all exposed skin. But after it all I was happy with how the balloon turned out. It looks really cute in Violet's room.

light bulb hot air balloon

I cut petal shapes out of fabric and used decoupage glue to seal them to the light bulb. I used a coordinating black and white striped fabric to trip the bottom. The basket is a Children's Advil cap that I glued twine to.


  1. I love it! It's so creative and I love the colors you chose. I'm pinning it! Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays!

  2. This is ADORABLE. I have to follow the link to see the tutorial! Come by for a giveaway!

  3. So cute and pretty! thanks for sharing this at the party. I can't wait to see what you have this week. have a fab weekend!



  4. These are so cool. I used to have something like this in my room when I was a baby so I'd love to make some of these for my kids. Thanks for sharing!

  5. What can I say Jess...It made me feel just grand to know that you were inspired by my post! You did a beautiful job with your light bulb balloon, even if it got a little sticky in the process! Thank you so much sharing your post on "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday. It made my day! I'm spotlighting your post over on my Facebook page today.


  6. What a cute idea. Love it!! Thank you for linking up to the Thursday hop. Sorry I'm behind in saying thank you. My Monday post will explain my delay.Hope to see you again this Thursday. xo

  7. This is such a great idea. We are so glad that you linked up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We hope you’ll be back soon! -The Sisters