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#31 jdrewett

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    Posted 14 March 2010 - 02:33 AM

    I can't believe you made these! They look amazing! About how long did it take to do everything? And total cost?
    -Jessica

    #32 Nicolem82580

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      Posted 14 March 2010 - 01:46 PM

      Im in LOVE with these !!! What website did you order them from? Not sure what OTC is...lol I love mini stuff and these are adorable !!!!!! GREAT JOB !!!!

      #33 wendyjd

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        Posted 14 March 2010 - 05:35 PM

        Love the maracas. I'd def do this if were were getting married in Mexico!!

        Nicole, OTC is oriental trading co.

        Party supplies, crafts, party decorations, toys: Oriental Trading

        #34 PaperBagPrincess

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          Posted 14 March 2010 - 07:13 PM

          I LOVE LOVE LOVE these. You did a fantastic job painting them!

          I think I found them on OTC. Maybe they decided to start sellingthem again?

          Design Your Own! Maracas

          #35 PaperBagPrincess

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            Posted 14 March 2010 - 11:13 PM

            A few of the reviews indicate that they don't mke much noise, did you find that?
            Thanks!

            #36 autjo

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              Posted 15 March 2010 - 10:49 AM

              Total cost was about: $50

              *8 dz maracas
              *2 cans of spray paint (you really only need 1 but I let DH spray one batch *and he kinda went overboard
              *1 roll of painters tape (I taped the bottoms so only the tops were orange
              *2 paint pens
              *Ribbon from a fabric by the pound place
              *Paper for the tags

              Total time was about a week working on them for an hour a day:

              It took about an hour to tape and then paint, then dry overnight. Then about an hour to draw the logo and swirls, then dry overnight. Then 30 minutes to make the tags. And the longest part was cutting the ribbon and tying them together. My un-bridesmaids helped with that and I think it took us about 2 hours, but that includes some drinking time :)

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by jdrewett
              I can't believe you made these! They look amazing! About how long did it take to do everything? And total cost?

              Yeah, OTC is selling them again and these little guys are really tiny. So they don't make a ton of noise and are more for decoration. During the wedding people would put them in their pockets and then sneak up behind us and shake them. It was pretty funny. If you like mini-things then these would work. But if you are looking for real maracas you might check out these:
              A few of the reviews indicate that they don't mke much noise, did you find that?
              Thanks!


              #37 PaperBagPrincess

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                Posted 20 March 2010 - 10:24 AM

                Thanks! I am currently trying to craft my own and these are the back up if I don't figure it out. Will post either way when I am done :)

                Paint Markers....Brillant! I will be looking for those today.

                #38 kerrib

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                  Posted 28 January 2011 - 08:56 PM

                  you have the best ideas!



                  #39 babestaaa

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                    Posted 29 January 2011 - 03:46 PM

                    They came out great and the pics really showed their scale, as far as size is concerned. Your artwork is nice too, I would never guess they were DIY



                    #40 autjo

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                      Posted 01 February 2011 - 05:42 PM



                      Originally Posted by kerrib 

                      you have the best ideas!

                       

                      Why thank you (;
                       

                       



                      Originally Posted by babestaaa 

                      They came out great and the pics really showed their scale, as far as size is concerned. Your artwork is nice too, I would never guess they were DIY

                       

                      What a nice compliment! Here are some more pics. We even hung a pair on our Christmas tree as an ornament this year (;

                       

                       

                      Chair Maraca

                       

                      Maraca What
                       






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