Good Morning! In December my big girl turned 8... as part of her birthday fun she was given a few dollar store mylar balloons for her birthday and not wanting my little one to feel left out I got her one too. Unfortunately, the balloon didn't last nearly as long my sweet girl had hoped, it became deflated and no longer floated happily throughout the house. Trying my best to keep her heart from being broken I suggested perhaps I could make her balloon into a quick and easy combination of Dollar Store Balloon & Design Foam Princess wall art!
The supplies needed:
Rigid Design Foam with Stickybase by Fairfield Foamology
Mylar Princess Balloon
Low Temp Glue Gun
Scrap of Coordinating Ribbon
1. Begin by cutting the front of the balloon off from the back part of the balloon. Go slowly as the mylar cuts very easily and can clip through the scissors quickly if you aren't paying attention.
2. Lay the balloon face down on the work surface and lay the square of Rigid Design Foam on top with the paper backing facing up. Pull each side around and tape into place.
3. Check to be sure the image on your balloon is centered as you want it on the front of the tile before proceeding to the next step.
4. Turn the tile over and remove the taped edge of one side. Use the craft knife to cut through the paper backing about 1/2 inch from the edge.
5. Remove just a few inches of the paper backing to reveal the adhesive. Press the balloon firmly into place. Remove the next few inches and repeat the pressing of the balloon until you have reached the end of the edge.
6. Repeat step 5 for the remaining three edges. Then remove the center of the adhesive backing and press the piece of cardstock over top. Use the Low Temp Glue Gun to adhere the cardstock all around the edges where the balloon is covering the adhesive.
7. Use hot glue to adhere the scrap of coordinating ribbon to the back top of the wall art piece.
And you are done! A fun and inexpensive way to make any little girls room seem a brighter happier place to be!
See - Lily Kate loves it, can't you tell!??