I love Balloons! I know, where did that come from right? FCCB's challenge this week is to use kites or balloons. So, I got excited because I love balloons. Initially, I tried to make a 3D hot air balloon that was also a gift box, but I go so frustrated, I almost tore it up and threw it away. But, I put it aside and it is waiting for me when I get the gumption to try it again. So, I went back to the drawing board.
My mind then went to the balloon launches we used to have in elementary school. We used to put our names and the address of the school in a helium filled balloon and ask that who ever found it, write us a letter so we could see how far it went. Then the whole class would go outside and let them go. Yeah, you couldn't do that today, too many perverts out there. Kind of sad really. But, I digress. I remember the look of all those balloons in the air. It was beautiful, so I though I would try to come up with something similar. This is the finished product:
- I am a 37 year old nurse who is currently not working due to medical issues. I have chosen to pass my time crafting, but because I am not working, I have little money to spend on supplies. I have a small stash from while I was still working but am now using what I have access to around the house. I also use things I can find cheaply at the dollar store, in the dollar bins, on clearance, or buy with coupons at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I also like to shop thrift stores and garage sales for things to use in my crafting. You would be surprised with what you can find if you aren't afraid to prowl a little.