This Saturday, I spent the afternoon with my aunt experimenting with making yarn egg baskets. My mom has had one since I was little and I always loved it. When my aunt posted on Facebook that she was going to make some, I jumped on the chance to come make some with her.
I thought she had made them before and would teach me how, but she hadn't so we learned together. I made a smaller one and a bigger one and the smaller one turned out the best.
I decorated them minimally because I couldn't find hot glue gun sticks. Plus they are my experimental ones and I plan on making better ones soon.
Here is what I will do differently next time, just in case you want to learn from my mistakes!
Don't use yarn, unless it is regular yarn. The yarn we used was sort of flat. When I make new ones, I think I will use an embroidery floss of some sort or just string.
Don't use flour and water. Instead, use sugar and water so that you don't have any white residue left over. Also, don't cut the yarn into pieces and don't dip it in the sugar mixture. Wrap the balloon in the string first and then "paint on" the sugar mixture.
Wrap the entire balloon. Don't try to leave a hole for the opening. You can cut that out later!
The little one will probably last a lot longer since I used more yarn but I think the bigger one will only last one season. The more string you use, the better! As soon as I make the next one with my new found knowledge, I will let you know how it goes.
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