Thursday, October 13, 2011

my latest project... paper mache

these large 16" paper mache balloons...

... will hopefully soon be over sized Christmas ornaments... can you see it?
I would love any tips on paper mache if you have any leave me a comment...

I'm decorating for a Christmas charity event in our local high school. The event is called "Share A Little Christmas" it's through Tanglewood Studios (where Sadie dances) and is to support the New Hope Crisis Center. We are collecting pajamas, & books for the Pajama Program, and food for Tremonton Food Pantry.

We are decorating a very large area and I was thinking about dangling these large balls... (you knew it was coming...) from the cascading stair case just above the stage. Hopefully I can make them look decent! Share your ideas of how to make this work... I would love to know how you would embellish them?


  1. after you paint them you could spray them with adhesive sprayand sprinkle glitter over them. I also have read that instead of paper mache, if you paint a blown up balloon with liquid laundry starch then put tissue paper over it, it gives the same effect, but you don't have to worry about covering up newspaper. Also, if you dip string in the starch they wrap it around the ballon, after it dries and you pop the ballon you're left with just the string, in a ball shape. I think you have a great idea, and would love to see how it turns out! I'm thinking of doing the same for the school library i work at!

  2. Good tips thanks


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