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  Vintage Rag Balls



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This is something so simple and easy you will just love making these!

Supplies Needed:

2.5" - 4" Styrofoam Balls
1 Yd. Natural Muslin or Osnaburg
Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
Instant Coffee For Aging (optional)

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For each ball, rip your fabric into (4) strips of 1" x 36"

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Tie your strips together end to end in a knot, leaving a long 1" strip. 

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Take your hot glue gun and glue the end of the strip to the ball.  Then start rapping around the styrofoam, gluing as you go along to hold the strip in place.

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It should look something like this when you are done.  You can add more strips if you would like by knotting another one on, or you can leave as it.


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Optional Aging!

My rag balls in the picture at the top have been aged.  To do this, prior to wrapping the strips on to the styrofoam, I soaked all of my strips in a cup of strong coffee.  Then I wrung them out.  Placed the strips on a paper towel lined baking sheet and placed in oven to dry at 210 degrees.  

After they were dry, I started with wrapping them to the styrofoam ball!


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