Today I want to share one of my favorite pieces of the nursery we’re putting together for our baby Peanut =] A very colorful hot air balloon mobile made out of felt.
I wanted to make the balloons as real as possible, and researched for ideas that were not so complicated to sew, because some designs are gorgeous but at a small scale can be a nightmare. Ken used to work with a hot air balloon company, so he had a big share of “the real deal” – in my case I’ve always admired the colors and designs but I’ve never been lucky enough to get on one, but I was lucky to see my first balloon festival last year, and that’s where I got the inspiration from =]
To me hot air balloons are just gorgeous! So hopefully baby Peanut will love them too, if not at least he/she will have a lot of time to stare at these guys:
And of course I had to share a template and basic assembly directions so that everyone that loves hot air balloons can create their own designs =] So here the PDF file with the 3 different sizes I used to create mine and the instrunctions.