How to Make String Easter Baskets

These string Easter baskets are not only pretty but they will last from year to year if you pack them away carefully. It can be a great keepsake for your child to not only have each year but to keep for years. The most time-consuming part of this is stringing your line around the balloon. Other than that, it’s very simple and easy. It can be embellished with ribbons and lace, or more masculine items for boys.

This calls for crochet thread but you can also use embroidery thread or very small colored string. For very large baskets you can go with a larger gauge string.

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You will need:

  • 1 large balloon
  • White glue
  • Hair spray
  • Glitter, optional
  • Scissors
  • Small paint brush
  • Anne crochet Line (merged is prettier)

Instructions:

  1. Blow up the balloon and tie firmly.
  2. Using your string, cover the balloon entirely, criss-crossing in a pattern that looks lacy.
  3. Place the balloon over a bowl to support and spread glue over the entire balloon with the brush.
  4. When dry a little, add another layer.
  5. Let it dry for 24 hours.
  6. When fully dry (do not dry in the sun, but let in well ventilated place), puncture the balloon with a pin.
  7. Use sharp scissors to cut an oval front opening in the egg. Be careful not to squeeze the egg when cutting. Remove the balloon.
  8. Brush the egg with glitter and then spray hair spray over the egg.
  9. Let it dry well, line with shredded paper, fill with their eggs, and place pretty ribbon ties at the top.

NOTE: another method of doing the string and glue is to immerse your string into a bowl of glue. Pull the glue-covered string from the bowl and wrap it around the balloon. When finished, spread another layer of glue over the whole balloon.

Project and Image Source: artesanatorevistasmoldesdicas.blogspot

A different string Easter basket is shown on the next page.

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