My latest project has been crochet heart pouches. I started selling them for $3 each. I thought these were perfect for Valentine’s day. They are pretty simple to crochet up and look really cute.
I have a friend whose daughter is having a baby. I wanted to do a wreath for her and decided it was a good time to try out the rag wreath. I have to admit I really like how it turned out. Although I do need to work on my bows a bit more. This one is a blue mossy oak, gray and brown color theme.
I plan on making more of these for the next craft show.
How much should I make and bring to a craft show? I have searched this question a lot, have you? Also how much variety to bring etc etc etc. No one gives you the magic number!!! Found some that say 10xs the booth fee, enough to replace the items sold on your table (I am not a future teller (I wish)).
My friend asked me to do a craft booth on Oct. 6 at the Zombie Palooza. My half of the booth is $15. (If I don’t make the money back, it is ok because the money is going towards building a Veterans village to help them get back on their feet).
$15 x 10 = $150. That will be my initial goal of items to make and have available for sale. As for amount, I have set a limit of 15 of each item. I don’t want to be stuck with 50 items of something that wont sale. Is this going to be too much or too little. To be honest I have no idea! I feel this is a good starting point.
Now the work of getting these items made has begun. I also have to think about how to display them. I haven’t been to a craft fair in forever! I have never done one myself so it should be interesting.
I still have some of my dirt cheap items that I need to get rid of. So I am going to bring them a$nd have boxes of these items for $1 each or $.50 each with purchase of a craft item.
Here was my first attempt at a diaper cake. I really like how it turned out and definitely want to give another one a try some day.
I covered a B to use to take photos and go with the Photo back drop.
I was in charge of drinks so to go with the Safari theme I made Sea water.
One of my homemade gifts was closet organizers.
I was really lucky and found some baby dolls that were being given away for FREE! I bought 3 bottles of paint and Walmart for $.50. So the total cost of painting these dolls will be $1.50. You can’t get much cheaper than that for Halloween decorations.
Here is what the baby dolls looked like originally.
Here is my first one finished and ready to go.
For the bald headed babies left I am going to turn the doll heads and hands into a wreath.
I had a blast making my first 2 Dollar Story DIY Halloween Décor.
The Skeleton Tray:
Supplies: $4 +
$1 Water Gobet
Glue/Black and Silver Spray paint
I just took the skeleton apart (used the body in my non working mailbox) and spray painted the skeleton black. I took the rose and spider off the flower bundle and put it in the wine glass. I messed up a little so now the rose looks like it is floating. I then used the glue to attach the tray to the glass and the skeleton to the tray.
The 3D Skeleton Photo
Supplies: $3 +
less than a penny picture frame (it was in my $10 basket and the glass broke on it.)
$1 Skeleton head
$2 one purple and one black bundle of roses
Black and Silver spray paint and glue
I spray painted the frame black and the card board and skeleton silver. Glued the skeleton and the roses onto the back. (Actually my husband did the gluing because I was getting frustrated cause it takes 20 minutes to dry lol)
It wont let me add the other photos but if you go to my Instagram page you can see the rest!
I learned a major lesson last month, communication is key! Make sure what you sell is clearly posted with very good description and to ask if someone has a photo of what they want!
I posted the graduation lottery cake I did on a few local Facebook selling groups and offered to make and sell for any occasion. A lady contacted me and said she wanted more of a girly one. So I went and got the supplies and made 3 different lottery ticket cakes. She let me know that was not what she wanted so finally I asked for a photo. She sent it to me and then it clicked she wanted a real cake.
Lesson learned but still had a great time making the lottery cakes. What do you think?
I wanted to make my daughter something special for graduation other than the blanket so I made her a graduation lottery cake. She may not when anything but gives her a chance to win something big! Who doesn’t like the anticipation of scratching off a lottery ticket.
Since she used to love being in band I used some music sheet paper and cut it to fit the top of each Styrofoam circle. I then hot glued the paper onto the Styrofoam. I also glued the small one to the center of the large one. Then I used one of the graduation hats from party city and glued it to the top and filled it with quarter chocolate to match her school colors. I put the ribbon around to hide the edges of the paper and to decorate the top edges of the Styrofoam circle. I then pined the lottery tickets around the cake. I added some charms and a necklace to it to add more of a personal touch.