Monday, May 9, 2016

hot air balloon honeycomb party decor

Hot air balloon images have been a favorite trend for a few years now. They've popped up in pattern and surface design, home decor, paper crafts, and party decor. I love the hot air balloon trend, and thought it would be fun to combine it with some of my favorite paper for party decor--honeycomb paper! A match made in heaven, don't you think?

This hot air balloon party idea is perfect for a baby shower or toddler birthday party. First I created a fun framed sign that can be hung on a wall or placed on the party buffet table. I added a honeycomb hot air balloon in the center and then a small patterned paper basket underneath attached with paper straws . I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut some smaller hot air balloons and the title of one of my favorite Dr. Seuss books .


I think these are my favorite project in the set--hot air balloon party favors! I attached paper boxes I made with my 123 Punch Board to the bottom of the honeycomb paper hot air balloons using paper straws, and then filled them with saltwater taffy. So fun! You could also use paper ice cream cups.


How cute are the mini hot air balloons on this cake topper? I attached them with baker's twine between some simple bamboo skewers , and poked them into the cake at an angle.


And, finally here's a fun idea for a DIY party invitation--a pop-up honeycomb hot air balloon card! Your guest will love the fun surprise when they open the invitation.


I shared these fun ideas recently on a local Utah daytime talk show, Studio 5. You'll find a tutorial for making these fun invites at the end of the segment below. Enjoy!




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2 comments:

Ted Clarke said...

Hiya ,My 7 year old daughter Lydia and I needed a Gap to fulfil our short time together what with me being a single parent. I work full time and only see my daughter weekends. So We came up with the idea, something we could spent time together having fun. So glad we picked making and looking at all craft creations. We so love your Blog it's our first time and we have NOT been disappointed one Bit. You are a Genius. We are Blown away at your stunning Amazing creations. We Also love we r memory keepers punches and Boards. Thank you for sharing your wonderful Ideas. We have major GooseBumps looking around this blog. Going to look at some more. 😉😉

Aly Dosdall said...

Thank you so much for your kinds words. I'm glad you and your daughter have enjoyed some crafty time together. Hugs!