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Making String Easter Baskets?

My string Easter basket is completely dry, but I want it to stand up straight. Can I rub a little bit of water on the bottom to make it soft so that I could make a dent in the bottom or will this mess up my basket. I made 7 for the girls in my granddaughter's class. I worked really hard and they turned out perfect, but I don't want to ruin them. lol

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March 23, 20170 found this helpful

Did you use a sugar water mix to make them go hard? I'd think you could try your method, yes.

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March 24, 20171 found this helpful

No I didn't I used Elmer's glue but I did rub a little water on the bottom to get it soft and it did work.

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March 24, 20170 found this helpful

I did it and IT WORKED..YAY

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March 23, 20170 found this helpful

You could try on one basket first and see if it works... worse case scenario if it does not go as planned- you only need to redo 1 basket.

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March 24, 20170 found this helpful

It WORKED..YAY

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March 24, 20170 found this helpful

From apartment therapy.com:
Once the top is dry, the bottom will still be a little soft. Pierce it with a straight pin, and set it down to flatten and create a level base.

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You want to egg to stand upright on its own.

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March 25, 20170 found this helpful

it sounds like you solved your problem. What a nice loving thought and a lot of work. I know your granddaughter will be beaming with pride and love over these.

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March 26, 20170 found this helpful

it appears you have got it now, bit if it were to get too soft just use more glue

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March 26, 20170 found this helpful

If you haven't solved the problem yet, you could take a mason jar ring and wrap in coordinating ribbon and glue to the bottom for stability.

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