Monday, September 12, 2016

DIY PRIMITIVE RAGBALL PUMPKINS



 I purchased a dozen of these drying rag balls, made by the Good Year car brand from the auction last Saturday for $2.00.  So I have about 16 or 17 cents in each.
They are made to use as a drying rag ball for windows and such.  But as soon as I saw them I had other plans. I pictured them as cute little primitive pumpkins because of their shape.

So as soon as I got home with them, I got out my 
-JUTE TWINE
-Manila Tag Labels
-Wooden Ice Cream Spoons
-Scissors
-Few Sprigs of Pip Berry Garland
-Old Crow Stamp and Ink
-Brown Craft Paint
 
I first painted my wooden ice cream spoons a brown color to make them look like little stems.
And I tied some jute string around them and just stuck them inside the little rag ball.
 
I noticed some had dis-colorization on the tops. I bet this is why they were cheaper.

Then I used the Manila tags, stamp and ink and stamped up some cute tags to tie on them.
I thought an ole crow would be Halloweenish~.

And then I just put it all together.
 


 
And I put them in a brownish/yellow colored enamel pan for display.
 


I think I am going to price these for $3.00 each in my local co-op craft booth.
Not a bad profit for an item that ended up costing me about 16 cents each! And I got a case of 12. 
I so wish I would've gotten more now! Ah, maybe next time.

What do ya' think? 
A fair price?

Happy Crafting ya'll,
See ya' next time,
~Lisa

 

2 comments:

  1. I did an internet search and found a dozen of these on eBay for $11.99 if anyone is trying to find them for this craft.
    (Not my sales or anything, just a seller I found that hand them.)
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/GOODYEAR-CHAMOIS-MATERIAL-DRYING-BALL-12-PACK-NEW-SEALED-ONLY-1-25-EACH-/181670022524?hash=item2a4c608d7c:g:us8AAOSwZjJU47sF&item=181670022524&vxp=mtr

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  2. Once again a really impressive make, you certainly have an eye for a bargain.

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