Repurposed Ceiling Fan Blades into Hot Air Balloon Wall Art
I was half awake, half asleep the other morning when this idea came to me: to turn one of the remaining ceiling fan blades into a hot air balloon. It has a somewhat balloonish shape, so that’s just what I did.
The pieces were cut to resemble the balloon and the basket. I painted the balloon a white color, and the basket portion was painted tan. I also cut a piece of cane, from the ceiling fan blade, in the shape of the basket, and painted that tan too. After the fan blade basket shape and the cane were dried, I placed the cane on the basket shape and painted it again and they stuck together when the paint dried, no glue necessary.
I wanted to mount the balloon onto a board, so I used an old shelf from a bookcase that is no longer being used. I first gave the shelf two coats of light blue, and when that was dry I painted white over the blue using a rag, just swirling and wiping, to give it a cloud look.
I crocheted some garland and flowers to decorate the balloon, and hot glued them on. I shaped the garland and flowers to give the fan blade more of a balloon shape.
The basket was stenciled with these hearts, to give the look of the sandbags that are attached to hot air balloon baskets.
I stenciled “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” onto the top of the board.
I also stenciled 3 little hearts on the bottom of the board for my 3 little girls.
I used hot glue to attach the hot air balloon to the board. Here’s the finished result:
Here’s a close-up of the cloudy sky.
I love how it turned out!!
I’m going to hang this beside the girls’ bookcase.
I like being able to make my own wall art. It’s unique, and there’s meaning to it.
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