|I went old school and made a string Easter basket. I remember doing this in elementary school. Of course, back then I didn’t get to use a hot glue gun to put embellishments on it. Now all I need is some grass and candy to make it complete.|
|Unfortunately I didn’t have the materials readily available. I purchased some crochet thread at the local craft store (about $2) and a gallon jug of liquid starch at Wal-Mart ($3), but really only about 2 cups worth is all that is needed.|
|The first step is covering the work surface. This is a very messy project! I used a garbage bag. I did not want to find out how hard it is to remove starch from furniture and floors.
After prepping the area I poured some starch into a disposable cup then rubbed it all over the balloon. This makes the surface ready for the string and keeps it mostly in place.
|This is what my balloon looked like after about 5 minutes of wrapping the string around.|
|I used a toothpick to pop the balloon. The wait was well worth it, and the string egg is almost done.|
|For the hole I cut a template out of paper and cut with scissors around it.|
|I used a hot glue gun to put the sequin trim along the hole. This was a bit dangerous, as I did get a couple burns from the glue…but it keeps the trim together. I posted the directions on how I made the fabric rose HERE.|