Découpage hot-air balloons

Découpage hot-air balloons

Découpage hot air balloons

These découpage hot-air balloons really add some charm to a child’s bedroom!

You’ll need

  • a few sheets of scrapbooking paper
  • scissors
  • a crafting board or flat surface
  • a ruler
  • modge podge
  • a paintbrush or découpage brush
  • wooden hot-air balloon shapes from your local craft shop

To make

  1. Measure carefully and cut the paper to the size of the wooden hot-air balloons – aim for 1mm smaller on all sides.
  2. Stick the paper down with a thin layer of modge podge and let it dry completely.
  3. Once dry, fix any bubbles by lifting paper away and dabbing a small amount of modge podge on with your
    brush and smoothing out with your finger. Allow to dry completely.
  4. Repeat this process, ensuring that any bubbles or areas of paper that are lifting are filled and smoothed down as you go along.

Magazine issue date: June, 2016

Joni van der Merwe

About Joni van der Merwe

Your Family’s Digital editor. Avid retweeter. When I’m not scrolling Instagram you’ll find me in my garden. Keen on DIY and I don’t believe there’s anything that can’t be fixed with some chalk paint.