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Pimp Your Crib: Hot Air Balloons

It's fairly easy to find bunnies, trains, or princess inspired decorations for baby's room so why isn't it easy to find that perfect little accent to complete the nursery.

I was given a hanging hot air balloon as a gift and admit that I wasn't sure what to do with it. So I hung it and loved it. It fits perfectly in the room – and is a unique conversation piece.

The museum quality Authentic Models Hot Air Balloon Royal Aero costs $68 for the large version and $30 and $15 for smaller ones. Similar to a real hot air balloon, it comes with a rattan basket and hand knotted netting. And for authenticity's sake, the largest (and most expensive) version has sandbags. Not to worry, the sandbags won't weigh this balloon down. It is lightweight and a cinch to hang. They come in colors to suit any décor – blue, green, yellow, red and rainbow.

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janecapri janecapri 4 years
LOVEE it! Is that hot air balloon the green one or the blue one? It's awesome
amber_castaldo amber_castaldo 8 years
I like the hot air balloon in general I have never seen this as a theme before.
oiseaux oiseaux 8 years
merci, lilsugar. it's good to inspire imagination and creativity in babies and children as much as possible. katedavis, i love the ohdeedoh wall hanging - so unique. unrelated to the balloons, i saw that designpublic.com has some cool ferm wall stickers. i wish they offered more styles and additional colors, but it's a good launching point for wall inspirations for a baby's room.
oiseaux oiseaux 8 years
merci, lilsugar. it's good to inspire imagination and creativity in babies and children as much as possible. katedavis, i love the ohdeedoh wall hanging - so unique.unrelated to the balloons, i saw that designpublic.com has some cool ferm wall stickers. i wish they offered more styles and additional colors, but it's a good launching point for wall inspirations for a baby's room.
katedavis katedavis 8 years
I spotted that ballon in a catalog before I was pregnant and cut it out knowing I would want it when I eventually did have a baby for the nursery. Before my son was born I saw it in person but it was too big for the space I had, so instead I got 3 of the smaller ones. I have them over his changing table and when he gets distracted and tries to turn over mid-change I tap the balloons and make them sway and he is mesmerized. Here's a link to a picture of the balloons: http://teamsugar.com/node/581931 and here's a link to a piece of art that I would LOVE to hang behind it (if it weren't $90): http://teamsugar.com/user/katedavis/casacravings/578557. Maybe I'll paint my own eventually. Apartment therapy posted these Flickr pictures of hot air balloon wall hangings someone made: http://www.ohdeedoh.com/ohdeedoh/artwork/flickr-finds-mandopanno-036683
Moms Moms 8 years
oiseaux — I love that idea! And, babysugar I never saw one before.
oiseaux oiseaux 8 years
that's fun & cute, babysugar. you could even extend it to a travel theme and have the walls painted with landscape murals of different countries so that your child can imagine travelling in her hot air ballons to each country!
RobinFabulous RobinFabulous 8 years
I love it! I, personally, have never seen a hot air themed nursery, but it would be a great addition to a lot of other themes too
babysugar babysugar 8 years
That's so funny. I don't go to modeled houses so I guess that's why I think they're unique. I had never seen one before and neither had so many of my friends who think it's a neat addition. I still think it's a great accent to a nursery.
hoddie hoddie 8 years
Umm... ever been to a model house? Half of them have hot air balloon themed babies rooms. It's really not that unique.
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