Wednesday, February 06, 2008

more may baskets

these are made from crochet cotton dipped in glue and wrapped around a cone

DramaQueen made the one with the pink handle all by herself except for the dipping of the thread. She even made her own handle. I dipped the thread and removed the excess glue. The only thing I did besides the glue was wrap several rows of glued thread around the opening so that there would be something to hang the beads off.



Here is the one I made. I like DQ's better. We also wrapped a large balloon to make an Easter Egg but when I popped the balloon the thread collapsed. I remember my maternal grandma used to make baskets that way. I think she dipped her thread in sugar water.


this were made from thrift store doilies





Here is the tutorial for the flowered basket I posted earlier this week. I will write tutorials for these in the very near future.

5 comments:

  1. These are precious!

    YEs, you use sugar water or starch to get it to hold the shape. My grandmother used both. Spray starch works pretty well.

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  2. So nice to catch up on all of your posts. I love the May baskets and wreaths - all of your creative ventures are fun to see - but the May baskets are my favorites!

    I hope we're out of the really cold weather for this year. I'm ready for spring and gardening!!

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  3. They are cute! How lovely.

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  4. Hey, I think *I* could even make one of those! Very nice.

    In reply to your comment on my blog, our houses are really close together so you kindof have to be at least a little bit neighborly. :)

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  5. Such fun to see what youre up to - loved the dipped crochet thread! But the Groundhog is my favorite - very fun.

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