Thursday 28 March 2013

Tutorial Thursdays - Easter Nests

Another week gone and we are again a week closer to Easter.
How are your easter crafts growing?
Today I want to show you how to create these Yarn Easter Baskets.

They are built on the same principle as the yarn egg from two weeks ago.

For this craft you will need:

Some yarn
A balloon
Chocolate eggs to fill the basket
Fake grass for the finished baskets.
Design Freezer* (A glue that "Freezes" things how you want them to be)

First blow up the balloon to the required size:

Take the yarn and wrap it haphazardly around the balloon:
Fasten at the balloon closure.

Using the Design Freezer, drench the yarn.

Using a piece of extra yarn, make a tie at the edge of the balloon and hang over the bath until dry.

Once dry, the balloon will be very brittle.
Using Scissors, pop the balloon and remove from inside the yarn.

Now cut along the middle of the yarn balloon to create two halves:

Fill the halves with grass and eggs galore!

You can also add dyed eggs, or egg candles.
These are tutorials I created over the last two years.
And there you have a wonderful, original Easter nest made with very little effort.

This Tutorial was also posted by me on Crave Handmade

Last weeks' most visited link was:

Egg Decoration from E Strea Chikitu

And my Favourite from last week:

These adorable Paper Mache Spring Hats by Chelsey @ Buggy and Buddy

Well-done ladies and thank you for sharing your wonderful Crafts with us all.

I have pinned your crafts on the PinBoard and added them to the Tutorial Thursday Album on my Facebook Page :)

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I wish you all a Happy Easter!
See you next week.


  1. Thank you for this fun party, Natalie!!
    Have a HAPPY Easter... :)

    hugs x


    Crystelle Boutique

    1. Hi Crystelle,
      My pleasure thanks for visiting and joining in.
      Have a fantastic Easter break.

  2. Thanks for hosting, Natalie! Happy Easter :-)

    1. Hi Linda,
      My Pleasure, thanks for joining in. Have a great Easter Weekend, eat a marshmallow egg for me (we don't get those here) :)

  3. thank you Nathalie for featuring my Egg!
    Happy Easter weekend :-)

    1. Hi E Strea Chikitu,
      My pleasure, have a super Easter Break.
      Thanks for joining in and visiting.

  4. I love this technic I made a lamp the same.
    Thanks for hosting Natalie
    Happy Easter

    1. Hi Joanna,
      I agree, once you get it to work properly you want to use it for many a thing :)
      Have a Happy Easter and thanks for visiting.

  5. Love this project! I wonder if I can find that glue before the weekend begins.

    1. Hi WonderWhyGal,
      Do you have something like Modge Podge at home? This could work as well, but then I would suggest you cover the balloon in clingfilm and put the modge podge onto the balloon and then wrap your yarn around it.

  6. Hi Hannah,
    Thanks for joining in.
    Have a super Easter


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