Making a Hot Air Balloon Lampshade

I decided to make a hot air balloon lampshade to fit the theme for my son’s bedroom, it was very easy – involving some knitting and sewing.

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Materials
6.5mm Knitting Needles
Chunky Wool / Yarn
Thin card
Waxed Cotton (for strings)
Scissors
Paper Lampshade

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Cast on 28 stitches
Knit 15 rows
Cast off 14 stitches
Knit 20 rows
Cast on 14 stitches
Knit 15 rows
Cast off

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Sew together from top corners of basket and along the bottom to make square basket shape. I inserted a slightly smaller same shaped piece of thin card inside, to make the basket more rigid and square.

At each corner tie a length of waxed cotton to attach to the lampshade, to make your hot air balloon.

I also decorated my basket with extra wool and put in some animal passengers!

 

 

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2 Responses to Making a Hot Air Balloon Lampshade

  1. chrissieknits says:

    So cute!

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