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.
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.
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.
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.