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DIY Hot Air Balloon Ornament

DIY Hot Air Balloon Ornament

Do you make personalized Christmas crafts? Let’s upgrade old ball ornaments and make a DIY hot air balloon ornament. It is a fun way to add a whimsical touch to your Christmas holiday decorating. You can add as much or as little decorations as you like.

For more fun I’ve joined my friend Kippi’s blog hop to share more DIY ornament ideas. Please visit the others posts at the end of this article.

If you are new here, welcome and I hope you visit again! I talk about everything from our renovation projects to recipes to holiday crafts. I love vintage pieces and involving my kids in hands on projects around the house.

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DIY Hot Air Balloon Ornament

Step 1. Gather materials to make the hot air balloon ornament.

Materials to make a diy Christmas ornament

I love projects where I use up extra materials from other crafts, like these decoupage ornaments.

You may already have some of these items in your craft stash.


  1. Round Christmas ornament
  2. String and ribbon
  3. Hot glue gun and/or craft glue
  4. Scissors
  5. Small basket (you can use a small wicker basket or make one from paper)

Step 2. Place a dot of hot glue on top of the ornament.

Upgrade old ball ornaments and make a hot air balloon ornament.

Place a dot of hot glue or your preferred craft glue on top of the ornament, near the hook.

Step 3. Secure string with the hot glue.

Making a Christmas ornament with an old ornament ball

Next, attach the string to the ornament where the glue sits.

Repeat these steps until you have four strings evenly placed.

Then glue the strings to the ornament at the bottom center point.

Step 4. Glue string to the basket.

Using a glue gun to glue parts of the diy christmas ornament

With the string attached to the ornament, glue the ends of the string to the basket.

You may need to cut excess length off the string to get the correct proportions.

Step 5. Add additional decorations

Painting gold paint on a diy ornament

Once the strings are in place, decorate the ornament with any other details you like.

Brush a bit of Rub ‘n Buff over the basket. Or a swipe of white wash, depending on the color of your ornament.

DIY Hot Air Balloon Ornament

To conceal some of the clumpy glue I added a bit of moss in the basket. Then a piece of a ribbon cut like flag, hides the glue on the strings.

Check out how Kippi transforms an old pair of jeans into a keepsake ornament: Pocket Angel Ornament

Kristin shares how to make a lovely ornament with paint and baking soda: Modern Rustic Matte Textured Ornaments

modern rustic textured ornament

See how Karin of Karin’s Kottage creates a beautiful, unique antique ornament: Transforming Old Christmas Ornaments into Antique Treasures

DIY antique German ornament

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If you don’t have time to DIY, here are some cute hot air balloon ornament options. Just click on the image to shop!

7 thoughts on “DIY Hot Air Balloon Ornament”

  1. Your hot air balloon ornament is adorable. I am wondering if I could use a K-cup for the basket. I would not to cover it with twine or something. Great inspiration!
    Merry Christmas,

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