Use a Balloon to Make an Easter Basket

Years ago I made Easter baskets using crochet thread and sugar water. I have read the 'instructions' found on ThriftyFun, but cannot find the type/size of crochet thread to use. I have not been successful with a size 10 thread, but it is very tight. It will get stiff, but will not stick to the other threads, therefore you end up with a pile of stiff thread on the table when you pop the balloon. Help!

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By Joyce from Oroville, CA

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February 9, 20110 found this helpful
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You wrap it around Balloon Then cover several times in Sugar water. Or put it in a big bucket and soak it in Sugar water. Let Harden for several days until dry.

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February 10, 20110 found this helpful
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I used embroidery floss to make mine. Cotton twine also works. I believe I used watered down Elmer's glue instead of sugar water or starch. Mine were about the same size that you would fill a water balloon.
Sandy

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February 9, 20110 found this helpful

I made these years ago also & just searched for the directions but apparently don't have them any longer. Sorry! Don't remember the size thread I used but I never used the sugar & water but used liquid starch & it worked well.

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I didn't dilute it. Maybe you could give that a try. They are so cute & everyone loved them. Good luck!

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February 15, 20120 found this helpful

www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlXzaOEe_2I
Cut and paste this address to your browser. This video on youtube should help you create beautiful crochet easter egg baskets. It is step by step.

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