Tuesday, March 23, 2010

yarn baskets

i made these a couple years ago with my girls. i saw the idea in my good housekeeping magazine.

materials:
a bowl
plastic wrap
yarn (i bought the variegated skeins)
a few bottles of elmer's glue


1. turn a bowl upside down and cover with plastic wrap.
2. cut strips of yarn about 17 inches long. i don't know how many we cut, but it was a lot.



3. soak the yarn in a shallow dish of glue (we added a little bit of water to ours).
4. pull out strands and drape over plastic-covered bowl.





5. after the bowl is covered with yarn, let it dry overnight.
6. remove bowl and peel plastic away from strings.




34 comments:

  1. I love this! It looks so fast and easy. I need easy with my 3 little ones. Thanks for the great idea!!
    3sillymonkees.blogspot.com

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  2. Those are really cool!
    When I was a kid, my mother would take string, dip it in starch and wrap it around a balloon many, many times. Once it was fully dry, she'd pop the balloon and you'd have this giant thready 'egg.' (I've tried it myself, but mine usually collapse. I guess I'm not patient enough to wait for 'drying time.')
    I bet yarn would work for that, too!

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  3. THis is great! I am going to try this with my boys and the class I teach. Perfect inexpensive Easter craft for a bunch of 5th graders! Thanks! Gonna blog about it, too:)

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  4. So great! Glad to have found your site!

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  5. What a terrific idea! Thanks for sharing it!

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  6. Love this!! Great little Easter Baskets for mini candies. So cute!!

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  7. We saw this yesterday and made them today. It was lots of fun for my 7 and 4 yr old. Thanks for the great idea!

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  8. What a great idea, I think I will do this with my girls today!! Also, love the Easter Countdown idea, only 10 day's out, but I think I can improvise!! Thanks so much, so far your blog is great!
    hugs!

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  9. Fantastic, great I will make it.!!! Thanks for sharing. Hugs from Argentina BA♥

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  10. These are so cute and easy! I think we are going to make them this weekend for the Grandparents for Easter! Thanks for the fun idea!!

    www.aboutone.com

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  11. we are SO making these!
    i've even found the cutest yarn.
    spring break...here we come!

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  12. have to make these today! just discovered your blog thanks to oneprettything. love it!!
    happy spring!
    lisa

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  13. I think we'll be making these tonight as well! Thanks for the great idea!!
    Maureen

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  14. The little kids in our family do all the *fun* things at Easter. This year, the *tweens* will have a project. Thanks!

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  15. So many great posts! Im you newest follower and looking forward to seeing more!

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  16. What fun! So many kids crafts are so awful looking. We really need more like these. Although I must admit that I probably won't be making these with kids.

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  17. What a fun idea! I am definitely going to try this with my girls!

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  18. I love these!! Come by and link them up over at Sassy Sites! We are having a homemade Easter basket party today!! :)

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  19. Wow this is a really cool idea. i love and it reminds me of when we used to use our pencil cases and elmers glue to make bookmarks and we could colour the pancil case which acted as a tray/shaper thing and then the bookmark would be all colourful - maybe that was just at my school though?
    thanks!
    http://keytoflow.blogspot.com/

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  20. This is adorable! I can't wait to try this out next Easter!

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  21. We are going to feature your site with a direct link to this idea on www.thegrandparentsguide.com. It is very cool!

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  22. That is sooooo wonderful! I will soon post this tutorial to my blogspot with a link to your site! and then afterwards i will try it also myself! congrats!

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  23. Pipe cleaner handles work well with these...

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  24. I tried this with my kinder class, it didn't hold it's shape so well.

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  25. it looks like cotton yarn, I think that would make the difference, as it would soak up the glue better than acrylic and thus hold the shape.

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  26. Totally fabulous idea... I'm going to pin it! Jumping over from the fabulous April Cole and her inspirational blog. Also just started following you and would love it if you'd follow me too!
    xoxo
    Renee
    www.fussitup.blogspot.com

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  27. Plan on using brown yards so it looks like a nest

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  28. The edges bother me... I want to make these with my grandchildren; will use kitchen cotton yarn or size 10 crochet thread, and for a more even edge, will have the kids use yarn/thread to encircle the bowl (around the bottom edge, which will become the brim) after their creative draping.

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  29. There were baskets or scenes done over balloons. Balloons were covered then busted and an opening was cut in front of it then removed the balloon and inserted grass or shredded paper and figures were added.

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  30. great idea..tq ^_^

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