Balloon Easter Baskets

The balloon basket craft project saved me many times. I made balloon baskets lots of times for Easter rather than buying baskets I’d have to store.
It was also nice for making them for company that was coming over so I didn’t have the expense of buying baskets. You’ll want to make this ahead of time as you have to give it at least 12 to 24 hours to dry.

Here is what you’ll need for this balloon basket project.

  • balloonsBalloons to blow up- You will want to use more of a round shape
  • Crochet thread-color of your choice
  • Liquid starch- Walmart and Joanne Fabric Stores carry it
  • Scissors
  • Container or sink
  • Blow up as many balloons as you will need. Keep in mind that one balloon will make two baskets.

    Once the balloons are blown up then take the crochet thread and start wrapping the balloon. You can change directions any time and wrap up and down or side to side. Your balloon will look like this when your finished.
    balloon basket

    I tie a string on the end of the balloon so I can hang it from a hook over my sink to let the starch drip off over night.

    Take the starch and either pore it in a container (plastic sink containers work good) big enough for the balloon to fit in or pour it in the sink with a stopper in it. You can also brush it on but make sure you saturate it completely.

    If you choose the container or sink method then pour the starch in the container of your choice and then roll the balloon around until the starch has completely saturated the string.

    Hang the balloon to let the starch drip off and let it dry.
    Check it in about 12 to 24 hours for dryness. If it is dry then
    take a pair of scissors and cut it in two.
    finished basket

    Decorate it to your own taste. You can use lace or seam binding to glue around the edge or what ever you want. You can use Easter decor around the outside or however creative you choose to get. Put your Easter grass inside and your ready to fill it up.

    Artist | Freelance Writer 

    Grace Hodgin is a clay sculptor with art displayed in the U.S. and Europe. When Grace is not sculpting, she is writing articles on grand-parenting and raising creative children. Grand-parenting is an important role in the eyes of Grace and encourages grandparents to remain active in the lives of their grandchildren by inspiring their imagination and nurturing creativity. She loves living in her 2 room cottage nestled near the Ocala National Forest watching her husband throw pottery in the company of their rescue cat, Oliver Twist, Senegal Parrot, Nhee Ghee, and their African Side Neck Turtle, Atlas.


    10 comments for “Balloon Easter Baskets

    1. March 27, 2012 at 7:31 pm

      How cool!! My kids would love doing this 🙂

    2. March 27, 2012 at 7:48 pm

      very cool! and different

    3. Pam
      March 27, 2012 at 10:47 pm

      I like this. It’s a fun craft for the kids and thrifty too.

    4. Amy
      March 27, 2012 at 10:48 pm

      Wow, that is such a good idea! I’ll bet this is a great one for the kids to help with too. My boys would have a ball!

    5. Robyn
      March 27, 2012 at 11:01 pm

      how neat! definitely a unique craft that gives you a unique gift to give 🙂

    6. March 27, 2012 at 11:21 pm

      oh that is so cute! I will have to try doing that with my grand wee one, she loves to craft!

    7. March 28, 2012 at 12:45 pm

      How awesome is this?
      Stopping by from Pitch it to me.

    8. March 28, 2012 at 2:47 pm

      Very, very cool!

    9. March 28, 2012 at 4:43 pm

      I never made an Easter basket but years ago I did this and made one of those egg shaped things you look into and there are little statues in them.

    10. diane
      March 28, 2012 at 7:13 pm

      that is so cool! How did you come up with that?

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