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Make a Decorative Hot Air Balloon
The sky's the limit to do, be or have anything you want when using your imagination to choose your thoughts and feelings. Soar to new limits today with a beach ball and create your very own hot air balloon.

Posted by BarryBelcher from Atlanta, Georgia, United States • Published See BarryBelcher's 41 projects »
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  • Step 1

    Watch my online tutorial.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Beach Ball Hot Air Balloon - Step 2
    Step 2

    Inflate a medium size beach ball.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Beach Ball Hot Air Balloon - Step 3
    Step 3

    Use painter's tape and divide up 12 stripes on the beach ball.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Beach Ball Hot Air Balloon - Step 4
    Step 4

    Paint alternating red and cream stripes to create a new pattern.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Beach Ball Hot Air Balloon - Step 5
    Step 5

    Take a bed riser or flower pot and wrap rope all around the outside while hot gluing rope as you go to the side.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Beach Ball Hot Air Balloon - Step 6
    Step 6

    Measure out 2 rope lengths that proportionally wrap around the ball and top of basket.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Beach Ball Hot Air Balloon - Step 7
    Step 7

    Tie a rope around the circumference of ball and then tie where the two long ropes around ball intersect on the rope around circumference. Space out evenly into quarters so that 4 rope lengths hang loose.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Beach Ball Hot Air Balloon - Step 8
    Step 8

    If you are using a bed riser, screw in 4 screws on the top of each corner of bed riser leaving enough room to tie rope around screw.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Beach Ball Hot Air Balloon - Step 9
    Step 9

    Tie the four loose rope lengths around screw tightly to each corner screws.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Beach Ball Hot Air Balloon - Step 10
    Step 10

    Tighten screws after tying each knot.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Beach Ball Hot Air Balloon - Step 11
    Step 11

    Tie a another rope to top rope intersection and hang balloon from a ceiling hook. Then take extra rope and scallop evenly around the circumference rope.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Beach Ball Hot Air Balloon - Step 12
    Step 12

    Make cute little sand bags by taking white cloth, gather up pieces to look like a bag and tie them up with string. Lastly, hot glue little bags to the side of basket.

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Joybells
Joybells · Norfolk, Virginia, US · 23 projects
I love hot air balloons. This is so whimiscal! Love, love, love it! Thanks for sharing.
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Joybells
Joybells · Norfolk, Virginia, US · 23 projects
I love hot air balloons. This is so whimiscal! Love, love, love it! Thanks for sharing.
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KMOM14
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 373 projects
Cute!
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Anael MarsW
Anael MarsW · Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canarias, ES · 34 projects
Lovely!
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