DIY Patchwork Hot Air Balloon

I have been pinning hot air balloon decorations like crazy and am officially obsessed!! There are so many good tutorials out there on how to make a hot air balloon from paper lanterns. Originally, I planned on using the left over fabrics from my hot air balloon mobile to just make 8 full panels around the lantern, but the lantern was pretty big and when I tried to trace a pattern for it, I didn’t have enough fabric left. Instead of going out and buying more fabric, I thought I would try something a little more outside the box!

I grabbed my pinking shears and started cutting out squares, rectangles, and triangles with all the left over coral, mint, and gray fabrics I have incorporated into the room. Then I grabbed my handy dandy ModPodge and went to town!  It was pretty easy but very messy!

DIY Patchwork Hot Air Balloon

Materials:

Fabric lantern (I got a big one from Ikea)

Scrap fabric cut into squares, rectangles, and triangles using pinking shears

ModPodge

Sponge brush

A bucket or basket

Coordinating ribbon or cord

Hot glue gun

Instructions:

Here is what you need to get started.  Cut scrap fabric into squares, rectangles, and triangles.

Here is what you need to get started. Cut scrap fabric into squares, rectangles, and triangles.

Layer your pieces on top of ModPodge and put a layer of ModPodge on top as well to seal it.

Layer your pieces on top of ModPodge and put a layer of ModPodge on top as well to seal it.

Add a bucket with cord or ribbon using hot glue to secure everything together.  I added some washi tape  bunting because I am obsessed with bunting!!

Add a bucket with cord or ribbon using hot glue to secure everything together. I added some washi tape bunting because I am obsessed with bunting!!

 

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