Ive always loved old fashioned illustrations of brightly coloured hot air balloons, so beautiful. So I thought I would make some for our tree.
These really are so easy to make. All you need is some PVA glue, Newspaper cut into strips, balloons, string or embroidery thread, a large tapestry needle,an old egg box and paint.
Blow your balloon up as big or as small as you like. I thought I might make some bigger ones in the new year with Rex.
Cover in Papier Mache and leave to dry. They dry super fast on a radiator.
Stick on 3 threads to balloon and cover in papier mache. Then cut a section from an egg box.
Then cover your make shift basket also in papier mache and leave to dry. When dry thread your strings attached to balloons on a needle and stitch on basket thread by thread and knot to secure.