Whimsical Hot Air Balloon Craft

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For those that don’t know, I proclaimed at the beginning of the year, a goal to work on a room a month in my home.  I had so many partially “done” rooms, but couldn’t get the gumption to just call them DONE!  As you can see from my Home Tour, I’d done pretty well. I was on a roll with my plan until mid July when we had some family move in with us, and my home projects have just dwindled a bit. BUT, I have decided that by next Wednesday, my home office is coming up on the blog whether I like it or not! I’ve given sneak peeks on Instagram, and really this room was painted very first in my home (a year and a half ago) and I’ve had it 85% done since then, just a few things need to get in place. I added a touch of whimsy to the space, that I’m sharing today in the form of a Hot Air Balloon craft.

Whimsical Hot Air Balloon

I saw a similar idea at Crafts Unleashed, and just added my own little spin to it. Mine is just a bit more…well…whimsical. That’s fancy for “messy.” Ha! I kinda like the messy look, it works for me. Or maybe instead of messy, it can be called haphazard? I like whimsy, so I’ll stick with that. It seems more intentional, and really it is intentional. I love the strawberry basket at the bottom. I used leftover fabric strips that I had from my daughters Lalaloopsy party a while ago.

See the link above for the original tutorial, not a step by step today, just a show and tell.


Now for a little size comparison:

hot air balloon

She’s so patient with me;)

Here it is in my office on the ceiling:

office decor

And one more because I like it:

air balloon

So what word would you describe it? My husband had no words…but it’s ok, I love it!!

Join The Discussion



  1. Aline says:

    I love the balloon! My baby’s nursery theme is hot air balloons… and I love this one!

    Your little one is soooo pretty!

  2. Jacqueline says:

    My favorite part is your “balloon holder” with her pretty dress! Looking forward to seeing the rest of the reveal!

    • Nicole says:

      Me too!

    • Kristen Duke says:

      I kinda like her, too;) She loves her Target fluffy dresses!

  3. I’m so glad you liked the ballon craft I made for CU! I LOVE your version with all the beautiful fabric and that great fruit basket!

    • Kristen Duke says:

      I did love it so much!!! Very creative;)

  4. SO cute! Love this!

  5. Rachel says:

    I love this! It’s so stinking cute! I also love that you put it in your office. I would have originally thought to put it in a kid’s room, but we all need a little whimsy as adults too. 🙂

  6. Nicole says:

    This is such an awesome craft!

  7. Too sweet for words! I just love it!

  8. I just love your fun whimical haphazard style! It is so you and just so fun!!! Your little one is way too cute standing there holding it with her feet crossed 🙂

  9. Super cute, Kristen!!

  10. Awesome!!! Nicely done!

  11. Rahman says:

    Oh Kara! Just beautiful! What a lovley tribute to all 3 generations. It’s so fun to have things to pass down I am like you, I never imagined and then when I see my little girl in dressed that were mine it’s an incredible feeling. Love these xoxo


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