Friday, March 15, 2013
In our new house, we have a spare room that really is just a place to throw some toys and call it an extra playroom. It's quite neglected. I wanted to spice it up a bit, but I didn't want to put too much time or money into it.
Enter hot air balloons.
I bought three Chinese lanterns. I think they cost around $1 each. I also bought three round craft boxes (at less than $1 each). I used hot glue and some scraps of ribbon to attach the box bottoms to the lanterns. Ta-da! Done! The only bummer is that there were UPC stickers on the boxes...Didn't notice until I hung them up, and they won't come off. So be careful--or paint your boxes first.
It really took me about 10 minutes to glue all three of these together. If you notice, not all the baskets are perfectly aligned, but I didn't think that they should be. They also can be illuminated if you put batteries in them, but I decided I didn't want to be constantly climbing up and down to turn them on and off (although it would be a great addition as a party decoration).
The prints on the wall are freebies from The Handmade Home. I absolutely love them! (PS- great blog- you should take time to read it while you're there) I had them printed out at FedEx for $3 and the frames were Target bin finds at $1 each.
So my total investment for this little corner is around $12. Not bad :)