well this is my first how to post here, i hope it help everyone out. I got the idea last christmas when i saw something like this in a neighbors tree, except with christmas colors and such. i knew right away i wanted to make one for halloween and this was the perfect chance.
I started with a plastic caldron to use as a base. I covered it with tin foil so that the paper machie wonít stick to it.
Once I have several layers on I cut it in two, peeled it off then tapped it back together
Here you can see it next to the original. I added more layers on the inside and covered the outside seam as well.
While I let it dry I got to work on the basket. Itíll be connected to the balloon by four chains. The chain hooks on to the basket by a nail. I just bent them into a U shape and slide them in between wicker of the basket. Theyíre held in place by some gorilla glue.
The chain I got at stator brothers, it was a twelve foot dog chain they had on sale for two dollars. I measured out the link and cut it into four equal lengths, getting rid of the clip ends which I didnít use.