Welcome 2016 Balloon Craft

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New Year's Eve is a wonderful time for crafting. (As are the other 364 or 365 days of the year.) Welcome the new year and get a jump on your resolution to spend more time creating with this fun and easy project!

Materials: colorful cardstock or construction paper, scissors, glue, cloud punch, number stickers, and a pen

Start by cutting out ten balloons in different colors. I chose one of my favorite color schemes. Cut an 11th balloon that is significantly smaller than the others. Glue the larger balloons to the middle of a blue background paper. Add some clouds toward the top of the paper. (You can draw them in white or cut them out freehand if you don't have a cloud punch.) Layer the smaller balloon over one of the clouds. Add number stickers to the larger balloons to show the upcoming year (2016). Use a smaller sticker to show the digit of the ending year (5). If you don't have number stickers, just write the numbers. Use a pen to draw the balloon strings. That's all there is to it!


  1. Ohhhhhhhhh this is awesome! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Hi Cindy! I absolutely love your creative project! Happy new year to you and your wonderful family! Thanks for all of your support and friendship here in blogland! HUGS!!!!

  3. Too cute! Love the floating balloon taking the previous year w/ it! Funny thing is, even though I think it's cute, it also makes me kinda sad! Another year gone. :0(
    BTW - This time I noticed your watermark, LOL!


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