Finally! This was my third and final attempt at this thing! I'm happy it finally cooperated!
*for anyone who may bash my homemade basket, no, I'm not hurting for money. I have never liked "conventional" or giving something everyone else has. I like to make things personal and personally. He is still getting the normal toys and candy, more toys because he actually isn't too much of a fan of candy. I just wanted a basket that wasn't the "norm" and nobody else had!
I'm going to start a tradition with this :)
Every year, the bunny is going to bring a new basket. Next year will be paper mache.,
I'm also going to make a big chocolate peanut butter egg. My parents actually did that as a tradition. They bought my egg from a local bakery though and it always had my name on it. I always thought it was so awesome that the Easter Bunny knew my name. I'm going to make his, too.
It's all about the magic I can give my kid and hopefully can feel an ounce of magic as I did on these holidays!
Anyway, what do you ladies think? (Forgive the phone at the bottom of the basket, i have to weight it down or it'll be lopsided.)
1-2 rolls of your choice Crochet THREAD
Glue (1:1 elemers glue and hot water)
Blow the balloon up to the size that will work for you.
Stick the crochet thread in glue and get it totally saturated.
Place the first wet string on balloon and try and hold it. Start making a criss cross pattern to keep them from falling off. Now....HAVE FUN!!!!
Make any patterns you want around the balloon.
When you feel yours is dense enough or you like the less dense look, snip off the end glue it on well. Tie a piece of threat on the top of the balloon to hang up to dry somewhere.
Take it outside and it should be dried in about 2-4 hours. Inside dry makes it slowly dry to about 24 hours.
When it's all dry, lightly press down the bottom for a base. Cut out an oval or circle in the middle.
Decorate how you want and fill up with Easter awesomeness!