gather everything you will need.
heat your glue gun.
assemble paper lantern.
Cut a ribbon of choice (iridescent green on mine) to the length of top to bottom of paper lantern.
Follow seaming and repeat around the entire paper lantern.
Make a cluster of curly ribbon. Place at top of the paper lantern.
Do this for each side x 2 total.
Add your purple jewel garland, making sure to mark an even line AROUND entire paper lantern to ensure it is all evenly spaced.
Affix garland with the glue gun, being certain to allow for fall.
Next, cut the box to size.
Glue iridescent paper onto exposed box sides.
Next, measure level space around middle of box and mark with Sharpie to place middle ribbon (used for hanging sandbags later)
Use Glue gun to affix purple sparkle ribbon around the entire mid-section of the box.
With Glue gun, attach a pixie stick to the lollipop.
The lollipop should align with the top of the pixie stick at the head of the lollipop surface (see video)
Attach the straw to each with the glue gun and the bow.
Allow them to dry.
Now affix the pixie stick trio to a corner.
Go heavy on the glue.
Repeat this 3 more times for each corner.
Attach the paper lantern to the pixie stick trio.
Do a trial run before gluing.
If you can have someone help you this is the time to ASK.
Have them hold the paper lantern evenly (eyeball it) while you apply glue to the top of the lollipop & pixie stick.
Hold in place while hot glue dries to alleviate fall of any sort or ripping (yeah we experienced that!)
Attach sandbags, one per side on the hot air balloon basket.
Add a gem to each bag (optional) for a bit of color pop.
Construct the burner by rolling and gluing 2 small iridescent pieces of paper together.
Attach them to the bottom loop of the paper lantern.
To show flames, add some curly ribbon and glue it to the interior of the burner.
To cover the TRIO of Pixie Stick, Straw and lollipop, wrap and intermittently glue with tulle and sequin ribbon.
Load and enjoy it!