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Project

Decoupage Balloon

Introduction

Sources

Durable decoupage finish, in Matte, $10 for 8 oz., and brush set, $15, by Martha Stewart Crafts, michaels.com
Giant round balloons, by MarthaCelebrations, in Ice White, $10 for 2, jcp.com

Materials

  • Lightweight black construction paper
  • Balloon
  • Waxed paper
  • Masking tape
  • Decoupage finish & paintbrush
  • Balloon template

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Print templates and cut out. Trace shapes onto construction paper and cut out. Inflate balloon.

  2. Step 2

    Roll out waxed paper and tape it to work surface.

  3. Step 3

    Lay down a paper cutout on waxed-paper surface. Brush with découpage finish, flip, and brush some more. Gently lift cutout and place on balloon (creases will smooth out).

  4. Step 4

    Brush on more finish as needed. Repeat with other paper cutouts. Let dry.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, October 2013