Hot Air Balloon Suncatchers


I created suncatchers using recycled light bulbs, fabric puff paint, and acrylic paint.
hot air balloon suncatchers, crafts, home decor, repurposing upcycling
hot air balloon suncatchers, crafts, home decor, repurposing upcycling
hot air balloon suncatchers, crafts, home decor, repurposing upcycling
hot air balloon suncatchers, crafts, home decor, repurposing upcycling
Susan Myers

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7 questions
  • Wanda Griffitts Lunsford
    on Mar 10, 2016

    Dummy needs to know how they stay in window?

    • Susan Myers
      on Mar 10, 2016

      @Wanda Griffitts Lunsford I used mini suction cup hooks. :)

    • Grandmasue10
      on Mar 18, 2016

      Wanda: You are not a DUMMY. Just because you have a question (same as other readers) You are merely seeking information.

  • Marlena Scott
    on Mar 10, 2016

    I wonder if nail polish would work? I have tons of it.

    • Bonnie
      on Mar 10, 2016

      @Marlena Scott You can only try.... if it doesn't work, use remover and start again! :)

    • Vicki Cain
      on Mar 18, 2016

      I bet the nail polish will work, I use it for painting my handmade rings and it wears well.

      , Rings made using nail polish
  • Sallymay39
    on Mar 10, 2016

    What did you use for the leadin?

  • Ilene Kalnitsky-Lewit
    on Mar 11, 2016

    These are so cute. How do yo hang them?

  • Brenda Pippin
    on Mar 12, 2016

    I KNOW YOU USE MINI SUCTION CUPS, BUT HOW DO YOU ATTACH THEM TO THE LIGHT BULBS TO MAKE THEM STICK IN THE WINDOW?

    • Susan Myers
      on Mar 13, 2016

      I used glue to attach the back of the suction cup to the light bulb. Do not use hot glue, because it will soften in the sun.

    • Mad12296759
      on Dec 18, 2016

      What glue do you recommend

  • Freya Jacoby
    on Apr 23, 2016

    Could you put a wire on top to hang then as a ornement?

    • Susan Myers
      on Apr 24, 2016

      That is a great idea!

    • Candace Joan Jackson
      on Sep 25, 2016

      Before you start your outline paint, take a Christmas ornament wire (you can buy them un packages at the hardware store, drugstore or even a grocery store once they get out their Christmas stuff). Reshape or mold the wire to fit over the top of the bulb. Use a really good gel type of super glue and glue the wire to the top of the balloon. When the glue is completely dry you can paint on the lines, let dry and then fill in the squares with glass paint. It would really be fun to paint a oerson or child's name in the colorful glass sections.

  • Rose Brady
    on Dec 8, 2018

    very inspired what kind of black paint is that? and what kind of regular paint are you using? Thank you these will be in my window

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  • Wee7330155
    on Jun 24, 2016

    I cannot open the answer to the question how do you hang them outside.

  • Joanie
    on Feb 8, 2018

    Creative minds think alike.........this is clever and they are so pretty. Thank you!
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