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« on: May 09, 2010 11:41:22 AM »

I just made these fabric balls for some baby gifts.  I used 100% cotton, some of them from Heather Ross's Far Far Away collection.  I stuffed them and added a small bell inside.  It's kind of a muffled jingle, but you can still hear it.  I put a small circle as a cap on each end of the balls.  I maybe wouldn't use the Far Far Away again, just because the gauze is a looser weave, and I want these to be very durable.  It did stand up to a machine wash and dry though!  Thanks for looking!



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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2010 01:46:56 PM »

Cute!  Just an idea...  when i put jingle bells in stuffed things, i put the bell inside 2 soda bottle lids. I use 20 oz, 1-liter, 3-liter...depending on the size of the toy and the bell.  Then I super-glue the 2 lids together and tape it shut (I use black electrical tape, and wrap iyt around the seam as well as around the other way).  Unless the toys gets really abused, the lids seem to stay together pretty well, and allow the bell to be less muffled.  You an also buy squeakers to put in things like this, or do like i do and save the squeaker from old toys that have been destroyed.
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2010 10:01:21 AM »

Great idea, and thanks for the tip!  I figured there was a way to get a less muffled sound - I should have known that someone on craftster would have a solution!
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