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.