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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 :)


Originally Posted by jdrewett View Post
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:

Amols' Specialty - Catalog - Traditional Large Maracas 8"


Originally Posted by PaperBagPrincess View Post
A few of the reviews indicate that they don't mke much noise, did you find that?


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Originally Posted by kerrib View Post


you have the best ideas!


Why thank you (;




Originally Posted by babestaaa View Post


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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