3D Paper Hot Air Balloons

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Today I am sharing with you are pretty simple and quick tutorial on how to make these sweet 3D Paper Hot Air Balloons with your Silhouette machine.

I downloaded the file from the Silhouette online store here.

And here is how it will open in Silhouette Studio.

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You’ll have 6 balloon shapes in total, fold each in half along the perforated line. They are easy to put together from here – use double sided tape and attach one half of a balloon to another one half. Keep going in this manner until all of the balloon shapes are used. Don’t forget to attach the basket of the balloons in the same way.

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Here you can see that I only have one more balloon piece to go.

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Now glue your two top loops together and add pretty ribbon or twine for hanging.

So cute hey?

And great for Valentines Day too!

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I love how when you pass by these hanging balloons they twirl with the light movement of air.

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I have been waiting to take pictures of these balloons for days now, it’s always dark now when I get home from work and I refuse to take pictures at night. Beautiful natural daylight gives the best photo results.

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Happy Valentine’s Crafting…stay tuned I have tons more Valentine paper crafts to share with you in the coming days!


  1. Wow so lovely idea! They looks so neat, maybe I should consider to make them with my utility knife (don’t own a silhouette). Thank you for such cool idea, have a beautiful sunday!!!
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  2. Wow! Those are so cute and clever!
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  3. So sweet, Sarah!! I am working on a hanging type thing too… we’ll see if it works. LOL These are adorable.
    xo, Claire
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  4. Those are so cute Sarah! I love all of the pretty Valentine’s papers!
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  5. They are adorable! I will have to get some paper and try it.
    Here from Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper.

  6. So fun! It looks great.

    Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  7. These are absolutely gorgeous! Amazingly lovely :)

    Thanks so much for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity
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  8. These are absolutely darling Sarah! What did we do before the Silhouette came along? :) Thanks for sharing at my party. Have a great day.

  9. They are so very pretty, they’d be fantastic for a birthday party!
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  10. OH my goodness! these are soooo cute! I just bought a new blade from my Sil and I think I might just do some of these for my little girls room! These would be so much fun to hang from the ceiling with some cottonball clouds! Thanks for the Inspiration! I am so excited to follow you!

    -Love, Emily of Houseandhone.com and Emilyhone.com

  11. Hello Shrah,please tell me what is Silhouette? and how do you use it I do have circut machine old one that only take the 6″ cutting mat , have you ever thought of cutting them and selling them for other people that dont have the ways to cut them??? and would it be worth it for people like me, who live in Australia with all this stuff is so dam expensive.
    regards Wendy

  12. When I saw this thumbnail I figure it was you! Super cute!!!
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  13. Very cute Sarah!
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  14. These are so amazingly cute! How much fun!
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  15. These look so much fun! I want some. I’m going to have to try making these without the Silhouette Cameo.
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  16. How totally cute and fun! Love them!
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  17. They are l.ovely! very inspiring. thanks for sharing….
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  18. These are adorable. Wish I had a silhouette! These would be cute in our daughters reading nook. So cute!!
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  19. Those are SO CUTE! A grouping of them would be so perfect as a baby mobile. Keeping this in mind for the future… :)
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  20. Sarah! This would make an adorable mobile for a baby. Beautiful!!
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  21. Hi Sarah,

    Your 3D Paper Hot Air Balloons are so sweet and whimsical, love them! Pinned! Thanks for the fun share!

    Hope you have a great week!

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  22. These are really adorable. I’m jealous of everyone and their silhouette projects. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing at The Weekly Creative link party!

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot
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  23. These are great! Happy Wednesday! A new follower – found you through Family, Home & Life.

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  24. Oh how I wish I had a Silhouette Machine! It is on my “to buy” list :)

    Such a lovely whimiscal decorations – thank you so much for sharing this at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

    Have a great day xx
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  25. These are simply darling! Love them! Found them on Lil’ Luna’s link party and I’d love for you to come link this up at my Tuesday Time out! I love it!
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  26. Very neat balloons – and that they catch the breezes is neat too.
    Enjoyed my visit. Here by way of Liz’s TTT.
    Thanks, Jenn
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  27. They turned out great!! Thanks so much for linking up to SHOW-licious Craft Showcase!!

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  28. They will look great at my studio!

    Thank you!

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