Take your child’s v-day box up a notch with this hot air balloon DIY. It’s quick, easy, and uses supplies you might already have on hand!
What You’ll Need:
- small wooden or wicker basket
- pre-cut name tag (or cut your own from construction paper)
- patterned straws
- paper doily
- washi tape
- balloon (we chose heart-shaped to be more festive!)
Step 1: Attach straws to balloon using tape. It helps to have the basket nearby during this step so you can make sure your straws are far enough apart.
Step 2: Cut the lace edge off the paper doily.
Step 3: Apply decorative tape, gathering as you go to create a ruffled effect.
Step 4: Attach to balloon, covering tops of straws.
Step 5: Apply hot glue to ends of straws and press onto the inside of the basket. Hold for a few moments to ensure it sticks.
Step 6: Write child’s name on name tag.
Step 7: Cut (4) pieces of decorative tape that are approximately two inches long.
Step 8: Stick name tag on the front of the basket, applying pressure to each piece of tape for a few seconds.
Step 9: Pray the balloon makes it to school.