Hot air ballon decorations are adorable and they embody the spirit of dreaming big. It is hard to even imagine what it must have been like for the first person jumping in a hot air balloon and actually taking flight. However, you know it must have taken vision, courage, and self-belief. For hot air balloons, the sky is the limit! Part of my path into adulthood has been realizing that I can dream bigger and that I should do so. I hope to teach my children to dream big and chase after their dreams. These hot air balloon decorations are the perfect fun craft to do as you chat with your child about their dreams. Here is how you can make hot air balloon decorations in just a few easy steps. They create an uplifting magical atmosphere and can be used as room decor or unique party adornments.
Hot air balloons make an enchanting theme for decorations that have the power to elevate, inspire, and delight. But there’s more to hot air balloon decorations than meets the eye. In this article, we will cover a bit on their rich history and symbolic meaning. On the note of dreaming big- you have to check out the Dream Big Podcast! Eight-year-old Eva is a real star and she interviews amazing people who do what they love and live their dreams each and every day, like astronaut Chris Hadfield!
Hot Air Balloon Craft Tutorial And A Sky Is The Limit Printable
The history of hot air balloons dates back to the late 18th century when the Montgolfier brothers, Joseph-Michel and Jacques-Étienne, pioneered the concept of flight using hot air. In 1783, they successfully launched the world’s first manned real hot air balloon, captivating onlookers with their audacious feat. This monumental achievement sparked a new era of exploration and adventure.
Hot air balloon decorations draw inspiration from this early era of aviation, paying homage to the bravery and ingenuity of those who dared to defy gravity. By incorporating these timeless symbols into our decor, we not only celebrate the past but also embrace the spirit of adventure and possibility. Throughout the years, hot air balloons have evolved from a mode of transportation to symbols of celebration and joy. They encourage us to dream and to fly! As you can see, hot air balloon decorations have a rich history and hold deep symbolism. Their versatility and impact make them a unique element for room decor and/or event design.
Craft Supplies For Hot Air Balloon Decorations:
- 2-4 sheets of scrapbooking paper or other premium paper (bright colors are cheerful and fun)
- embroidery thread
- scrap paper
- The Sky Is The Limit Printable
How To Make Hot Air Balloon Decorations:
First gather up your supplies.
Take your scrap paper and fold it in half and draw half of a hot air balloon shape with the middle of the hot air balloon hitting the spot where the paper folds over. (Don’t worry about drawing the basket. We’ll do that later.) Then cut out the first and smallest hot air balloon.
Next, take the same scrap paper that was folded in half and draw a second, larger hot air balloon shape against the fold. Cut out the second larger hot air balloon.
Now draw a third, even larger hot-air balloon shape on that same scrap of paper against the fold. Cut out your third, largest hot air ballon.
Pick 3 coordinating scrap book paper patterns or different colors that you like. Or you could just use one sheet if you want all your hot air balloon decorations to look the same.
Take the 3 scrap paper hot air balloons and use them to trace the full shape onto the back sides of your scrapbook paper. (This just helps you get a nice symmetrical hot air balloon without a crease down the middle.) Cut out the 3 sizes of Hot Air Balloon Decorations.
Now take another sheet of scrapbook paper that contrasts nicely and turn it to the back side. Hold your scrapbook paper hot air balloons against the this sheet so you can see how wide you want to draw your baskets. Draw and cut out a basket to match each hot air balloon size.
Cut 6 pieces of embroidery thread about 2.5 inches in length.
Use tape to attach the embroidery thread to the back side of the hot air ballon and then to the backside of the basket. Do that for all six pieces. Now your 3 sizes of Hot Air Balloon Crafts are done.
Now you can print the image I created, The Sky Is The Limit Printable. Just click on the below image and select file and then print or control and print.
I cut my The Sky Is The Limit Printable into a cloud shape.
Your Hot Air Balloon Decorations and The Sky Is The Limit sign are ready for you to use to decorate the wall. These colorful hot air balloons would also look cute on a bedroom door.
Creative Uses of Hot Air Balloon Decorations
Hot air balloons decorations are not just limited to a child’s bedroom decor. In fact, hot air balloon crafts can transform any ordinary space into a whimsical wonderland. This DIY decor can be used to create a festive atmosphere for birthday parties. Alternatively, they can create a visually stunning backdrop that exudes energy and excitement for a charming baby shower. The whimsy and novelty of the decorations inspires us to think outside the box and let our imaginations soar. DIY decorations are always a creative, upscale touch whether it is a fun-filled summer kid’s birthday party or a festive theme for a different event.
Hot Air Balloon Decoration Conclusion
I hope you find this diy tutorial fun! This cool hot air balloon craft can useful as a conversation starter to see what your child’s dreams and career goals are and to encourage them to believe in themselves and chase their dreams. I also found the Eddie The Eagle movie to be a great conversation starter with my son.
These are perfect decorations for a baby nursery, a child’s room, a party or as classroom decor. If your kids make their own hot air balloons, share a photo with us on social media @familyfocusblog!