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Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? Based on this story, we better start working on our DIY jean shorts and T-Shirt customizing hacks now. In addition, to turning DIY projects into popular blogs, crafting can make you serious cash.
A mother from the United Kingdom is selling a rainbow loom band dress on eBay, and at the time of publishing this, it had 137 bids and was selling for a whopping £170,100. That is approximately $291,548, or the equivalent of a house. Holy. Crap.
For those of you who aren’t 8-year-old girls, or crafting trend experts, Loom Bands are an extremely popular craft that uses a peg board and rubber bands to create multi-colored bracelets. You can pick up a kit at Michael’sfor $14.99, or cheaper, if you have one of the 40% off coupons, they always have. (Trust me, I am a Michael’s discount expert.)
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I have no doubt that this dress took a hell of a long time to make. Even if I factor that it took a good month to make the garment and I estimate that the dress took 1,000 packages of $2.49 elastics, I think it’s safe to say that the seller is still making a pile of money.
To play Project Runway judge for a second, the dress is actually very pretty. I am impressed that she managed to weave it into a flattering shape that actually fits, (at least if you are UK size 4-6.) I have difficulty making an even scarf when I’m knitting with regular wool, so I can only imagine how difficult this must have been. I don’t know how comfortable it would be to wear in 100 degree heat, since it is made of rubber.
If you’ve been debating about whether to finally learn how to crochet/basket weave/whatever, someone pocketing over a quarter of a million bucks for a home-made dress is plenty of inspiration. Personally, I’m considering making a pair of rainbow loom band pants and auctioning those off.
Oh, and if you’re a millionaire, who has always wanted to own a rainbow dress made out of rubber bands, you better hurry because the auction ends in a few hours.
Source : http://www.thegloss.com/fashion/rainbow-loom-band-dress-ebay-selling-290-000-expensive/535