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#11 Owensmiley

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    Posted 11 February 2009 - 01:25 AM

    WOW maracas....what a great idea I want those too!

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      Posted 11 February 2009 - 03:05 AM

      i bought these tiny paint-your-own wooden maracas from oriental trading (note their size in relation to the hand in the photo ... they are VERY small):

      Design Your Own! Maracas

      and unless i decide to be lazy (and just tie ribbon and a tag to them LOL), i will be doing my own hand-painting! mishka's designs are inspiring!

      #13 brittbrodin

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        Posted 14 February 2009 - 04:32 PM

        What a cute idea! :) I wish I was that artistic, but since I'm not I'm going with the expert...thank you, Mishka :)
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        #14 Jenn3878

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          Posted 11 March 2009 - 12:04 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by mummergirl
          i bought these tiny paint-your-own wooden maracas from oriental trading (note their size in relation to the hand in the photo ... they are VERY small):

          Design Your Own! Maracas

          and unless i decide to be lazy (and just tie ribbon and a tag to them LOL), i will be doing my own hand-painting! mishka's designs are inspiring!
          I have been thinking about ordering these......how do they look in person are they wood or paper? Did you decorate them yet? How did they come out?

          #15 Soon To Be Mrs. Gomez

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            Posted 11 March 2009 - 12:26 PM

            I'm totally excited about the make your own maracas. I'll probably order them soon, but I'm going to have my ask aunt to paint them because she paints with acrylic all the time.

            #16 brittbrodin

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              Posted 11 March 2009 - 05:20 PM

              Mishka will be sending me a picture soon of the hand painted maracas she's doing for us so I'll be sure to share when she does!
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                Posted 11 March 2009 - 06:18 PM

                Quote:
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                I have been thinking about ordering these......how do they look in person are they wood or paper? Did you decorate them yet? How did they come out?
                haha i just saw this ... um NO i haven't decorated them yet. lazy, lazy, lazy! i am pretty sure that i may just skip it. they are small and made of a light-colored wood. the wood is very smooth. there is a seam horizontally across the middle of the "rattle" part of the maraca. they are not loud when you shake them like plastic maracas.

                i think the maracas in the pic on elizabeth medina's website (Elizabeth Medina Photography, Mexico Destination Wedding Photographer, Wedding Photojournalism throughout the Riviera Maya, Yucatan and Mexico) might be the ones from OTC (the person tied their seating cards to them with ribbon, and only painted the rattle end a solid color and left the handle natural--good idea that looks nice if you are pressed for time or not great with painting). you can see the seam i was talking about too, across the middle of the painted part.

                #18 Jenn3878

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                  Posted 12 March 2009 - 11:43 AM

                  Quote:
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                  haha i just saw this ... um NO i haven't decorated them yet. lazy, lazy, lazy! i am pretty sure that i may just skip it. they are small and made of a light-colored wood. the wood is very smooth. there is a seam horizontally across the middle of the "rattle" part of the maraca. they are not loud when you shake them like plastic maracas.

                  i think the maracas in the pic on elizabeth medina's website (Elizabeth Medina Photography, Mexico Destination Wedding Photographer, Wedding Photojournalism throughout the Riviera Maya, Yucatan and Mexico) might be the ones from OTC (the person tied their seating cards to them with ribbon, and only painted the rattle end a solid color and left the handle natural--good idea that looks nice if you are pressed for time or not great with painting). you can see the seam i was talking about too, across the middle of the painted part.
                  Thanks HAHA, I have been the same I have tons of things to do and havent done anything yet :) So do you think the plastic ones are better/easier to hear?

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                    Posted 12 March 2009 - 11:57 AM

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                    Thanks HAHA, I have been the same I have tons of things to do and havent done anything yet :) So do you think the plastic ones are better/easier to hear?
                    i think it depends on what you're looking for. the wood ones are definitely "classier" (haha classy maracas?) but they make barely any sound at all. if you want more of a fun, loud-rattling party thing, then maybe plastic is for you.

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                      Posted 12 March 2009 - 12:02 PM

                      sorry, double post




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