Since we are so close to Easter. I'm going to go ahead and post her instructions now and I'll upload my finished product to compare! :)
DIY String Easter Basket
Items you will need:
- Liquid fabric stiffener - Tara used Plaid
- Strong craft glue or a hot glue gun
- Natural Sting, Jute is preferred
Step 1:Blow up your balloon and brush on a layer of fabric stiffener. This helps to hold the string in place.
Step 2: Wrap the string around the balloon. Keep going in different directions until the ballon is covered but you can still see through the layers.
Step 3: Liquid fabric stiffener - she used Plaid
Step 3 cont'd: Saturate the string by brushing on plenty of fabric stiffener. Leave this to dry over night.
Step 4: Now for the fun part. Pop the balloon using a pin and carefully remove it from inside your string ball.
Step 5: Using sharp scissors, cut the ball in half.
Step 6:One half will be the basket, the other half can be cut to create a handle.
Step 7:Glue the handle securely to the base.
Step 8:Leave natural & fill with eggs.
|May not be durable for toddlers and up, however, perfect prop for baby's 1st easter photo!|
Source: Tara Dennis
|McKenzie became my prop holder|
|We let the balloon dry over night|
|My happy helper the next morning|
DIY COMPLETE! :(
|I glued the side of the handles too deep inside of the basket|