Simple Ramblings From A Prim Cottage

Friday, February 18, 2011

Cotton Batting Rag Ball Tutorial

Alot of you asked me how these rag balls were made after see them on display chain.I already made up a ton so I'm not going to make more so here is a super easy tutorial so you can make your own.... You'll need some nappy cottom batting some of you call it warm and natural...Some jute string...A bowl with coffee stain ( I use instant coffee and water) I added some cinnamon but you don't need to it's optional...A cookie sheet covered in Aluminum foil...Preheat oven to warm or around 225

Cut pieces of batting big pieces for big or smaller for little ones. Wad up into a ball (no trick here just wading like a piece of paper) Wrap the ball in jute by twisting sparsely around the Wad.Tie jute in knot.It won't look perfect yet. Now dip the ball in your coffee mix.Smooth any lose tips on the batting by pressing a little while wet it should lay tight now. After dipping put on foil covered cookie sheet and bake till dry normally about 45 minutes just check them may take a little longer or a little less.I also like to turn mine once in a while to get more even grunge.See super easy. Warm Blessings!~Amy


At Home With Amy said...

How wonderful that you are sharing this with us Amy. This is certainly something I will be trying and soon!
Warm Sunny Hugs,

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Thanks~ oh, I want to try this~ they are so cute~( I won't catch them on fire in the oven~ right LOL~ I have the worst luck~LOL)

Jean @ Prim Crafts said...

Hi Amy,
What a neat idea! Thanks for sharing, I may try to do some of these for my booth.
Check out my latest post, maybe you have some info about the items I just got???
Prim Blessings,

Sugar Mountain Mercantile said...

Very nice tuturial, Amy~love how easy and primitive these are!
Thanks for sharing :)

busybee said...

great thanks! :) cute idea!

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

These are great, thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend!

Bear Hugs~Karen

Lorna/Live Oak Primitive Peddler said...

Thanks Amy!! Those are so prim and I just love them. Will definitely give it a try and hope they turn out as adorable as yours.8-)

Mindy/Raymond Homestead said...

Neat idea! Thanks for sharing with us!

~Judy~ said...

Thanks for sharing this.....hopefully I will make some this weekend.

Calico Rabbit said...

thanks for sharing this project..Too Prim!
Will have to try this!


Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Where do you find cotton batting?

Farmhouse prims said...

Thanks for the wonderful info, I need to make some of these!!!

Cabin Fever Primitives said...

I saw these on your post on the display chain. Thought they were adorable and had never seen them before. That is when I started to follow your blog. Thank you for sharing this tutorial, I will try them for sure.

AngieSH said...

what a cute idea!!!! tfs!

Becky @ The Crow's Nest said...

Amy, TFS! Been waiting for you to post this!!!! I am so excited....in the middle of making some now, but they don't look as nice as yours! I seem to be having a problem getting them waded properly to stay in a ball! I will not give up!