Sunday, March 13, 2016

Experimenting: Yarn Egg Basket

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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Thelma said...

Very pretty egg. I love the lace border.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Those are adorable! They remind me of the panoramic sugar eggs. Nice job!

JP said...

Such a cute little idea...have fun making more!

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

That is so cute, what a great craft to do for a vignette or table. It's beautiful.

Beth in NEPA said...

What a cute idea. I have made similar but not for Easter.

Snap said...

Fun idea! A DIY that I may have to try ... someday!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

A very fun and cute idea! I like the lace too. Thanks for sharing with us.


Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Thanks for sharing all your tips and tricks at Talk of the Town. These are SO darn cute!

Phoebes World said...

I love this idea...They are so pretty. I must give it a try
Phoebe x

Laurie said...

The yarn baskets turned out great! They look like such fun to make. Thank you for sharing with us at Brag About It! Pinned to share

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh...I love how this turned out!

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