Alex and I wanted some pictures together with my baby bump before little Miss Avery decides to make her debut! Luckily, I have an amazing friend that takes good pictures, so I asked her if she would mind coming over one day and take some for us. Thank you Amanda!! (PS I had someone ask me today if you did it as a side job…just something to think about!) She did an awesome job directing us into poses and everything! So before you go out and spend a fortune on a maternity shoot, get on Pinterest for ideas of what you want and find a friend that likes to take pictures! I am so pleased with the way they turned out!
I am so happy we took these. They will be fun to share with Avery when she is older! Check back for pictures of her soon! She is due in about 2.5 weeks, but this mama wouldn’t mind meeting her a little early!!
I have been pinning hot air balloon decorations like crazy and am officially obsessed!! There are so many good tutorials out there on how to make a hot air balloon from paper lanterns. Originally, I planned on using the left over fabrics from my hot air balloon mobile to just make 8 full panels around the lantern, but the lantern was pretty big and when I tried to trace a pattern for it, I didn’t have enough fabric left. Instead of going out and buying more fabric, I thought I would try something a little more outside the box!
I grabbed my pinking shears and started cutting out squares, rectangles, and triangles with all the left over coral, mint, and gray fabrics I have incorporated into the room. Then I grabbed my handy dandy ModPodge and went to town! It was pretty easy but very messy!
DIY Patchwork Hot Air Balloon
Fabric lantern (I got a big one from Ikea)
Scrap fabric cut into squares, rectangles, and triangles using pinking shears
I just finished making the most adorable hot air balloon art to hang up in Avery’s nursery! It was so easy and too fun not to share! I have been picking up buttons here and there in coral and mint to match. Other than that, this project was just materials that I had on hand!