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Old 09-23-2011, 08:57 PM   #2521
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Ok, I've re-read the previous thread and am now totally caught up on this one! Such wonderful ideas and suggestions - thank you everyone. I've been working on a few items for fall craft fairs and thought I'd post them here. The first are Tooth Fairy Tins:

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My Tooth Fairy Tins - Girl kh by Kelly H - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

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My Tooth Fairy Tins - Boy kh by Kelly H - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

I used Crystal Effects on the tooth part of the images - and it looks like enamel! I also used Stickles on the wings, but that doesn't show up much on the photos either. I used Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol for the coloring.
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I'm also planning to make some of these little books for passwords, web addresses, etc.

My LIttle Password Book! kh by Kelly H - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Well.....I love this DP, so this one will be MINE!
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Ok, I've re-read the previous thread and am now totally caught up on this one! Such wonderful ideas and suggestions - thank you everyone. I've been working on a few items for fall craft fairs and thought I'd post them here. The first are Tooth Fairy Tins:

Girl Tin

My Tooth Fairy Tins - Girl kh by Kelly H - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Girl Tin Inside

Tooth Fairy Tins - Girl Inside kh by Kelly H - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

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My Tooth Fairy Tins - Boy kh by Kelly H - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Boy Tin Inside

My Tooth Fairy Tins - Boy kh by Kelly H - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

I used Crystal Effects on the tooth part of the images - and it looks like enamel! I also used Stickles on the wings, but that doesn't show up much on the photos either. I used Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol for the coloring.
Kelly, your tooth fairy boxes are darling. I'm hoping to get a few of those done myself. Your web address book is a terrific idea. I hope they both sell well for me. Pam
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ok -- i need help.

i'm signed up for my very first craft show in about 3 weeks ---- i've been checking out the threads, and posted and stuff, but i'm really feeling like i don't know what i'm doing ---

so, how many "things" do i need? how do i figure out a price point?
what the heck did i get into?

not to mention how to set up a table -- sigh.

and -- am i crazy? i'm thinking about offering some make and takes -- something simple and cute -- and charge a buck to make it --- i'm also trying to promote my "business" -- i'd like to offer classes and workshops on techniques and stuff -- so i thought this would be a neat way to promote that ---

sigh. any tips, or help would be greatly appreciated!

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Well done Kelly. The tooth fairy tins look lovely. I am sure they will sell very well for you. I have made lots too. They were a big hit for me at a fair last spring.

I have recently posted a Website and Blog Page Template. It may be of some use to you in preparing your books. I too think they are a great idea. Hope they sell well.

You can see the post referring to it on my blog here
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Well done Kelly. The tooth fairy tins look lovely. I am sure they will sell very well for you. I have made lots too. They were a big hit for me at a fair last spring.

I have recently posted a Website and Blog Page Template. It may be of some use to you in preparing your books. I too think they are a great idea. Hope they sell well.

You can see the post referring to it on my blog here
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Checked out your blog and your book looks great! Thanks for inspiring me. I have a Bind it All machine and bindings that are still in the box. I am ashamed of myself for not using it yet. Unfortunately I do that sometimes. Just have a fit to order something I must have right now - and then sigh, it takes me a while to use it.
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Question about snowman soup....those who have sold them, do you find they sell better when packaged using the hot chocolate packets or in a cone type bag with everything all together?
Hope that makes sense...
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ok -- i need help.

i'm signed up for my very first craft show in about 3 weeks ---- i've been checking out the threads, and posted and stuff, but i'm really feeling like i don't know what i'm doing ---

so, how many "things" do i need? how do i figure out a price point?
what the heck did i get into?

not to mention how to set up a table -- sigh.

and -- am i crazy? i'm thinking about offering some make and takes -- something simple and cute -- and charge a buck to make it --- i'm also trying to promote my "business" -- i'd like to offer classes and workshops on techniques and stuff -- so i thought this would be a neat way to promote that ---

sigh. any tips, or help would be greatly appreciated!

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I looked in your gallery and on your etsy page. Your things are very well done!! You're going to do just fine
I'd suggest covering your table with a nice cloth, and make some kind of display that will bring the eye up... vertical. A lot of the girls on here say they use easels. How about one of those science fair boards? Maybe put some things on there for display not necessarily for sale. Pricing depends somewhat on your location, but I know that people like cheap things. I wouldn't just give your things away though.

Hey, I know! The Stamp Doc has an article on Craft Fairs and she talks about pricing. Maybe that will help you.
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Yay on signing up for your first craft show! I have 3 coming up starting in October.

I still don't know the answer to how many of each item to have. After you do a couple of shows, you'll figure out what your best sellers are and how many to have on hand.

To figure out my price point I check out Etsy and compare and find an average. If you find something isn't selling, you can always offer a discount through out the day and then price accordingly for your next show.

As for table set up, look in the gallery here and Google craft show set up/display as well and you will get all sorts of ideas.

How big of a space do you have at your craft show? If it's 5'x10' you won't have a lot of space. In a space that big I have enough room for my table and spinning rack and that's it. There's just enough room for me to sit behind the table and also get around the table.

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i'm signed up for my very first craft show in about 3 weeks ---- i've been checking out the threads, and posted and stuff, but i'm really feeling like i don't know what i'm doing ---

so, how many "things" do i need? how do i figure out a price point?
what the heck did i get into?

not to mention how to set up a table -- sigh.

and -- am i crazy? i'm thinking about offering some make and takes -- something simple and cute -- and charge a buck to make it --- i'm also trying to promote my "business" -- i'd like to offer classes and workshops on techniques and stuff -- so i thought this would be a neat way to promote that ---

sigh. any tips, or help would be greatly appreciated!

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Well done Kelly. The tooth fairy tins look lovely. I am sure they will sell very well for you. I have made lots too. They were a big hit for me at a fair last spring.

I have recently posted a Website and Blog Page Template. It may be of some use to you in preparing your books. I too think they are a great idea. Hope they sell well.

You can see the post referring to it on my blog here
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Wow, what a beautiful book!
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Checked out your blog and your book looks great! Thanks for inspiring me. I have a Bind it All machine and bindings that are still in the box. I am ashamed of myself for not using it yet. Unfortunately I do that sometimes. Just have a fit to order something I must have right now - and then sigh, it takes me a while to use it.
I have one, too, and I've only used it a couple of times. I'm planning to make Book Club Journals with it, but still have to design the stuff that will go inside. I'm plugging away! Today I made some tile coaster sets!
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I'm planning to make lots of the items that I'm making - nothing food-wise that has an expiration date, so that whatever doesn't sell will store just fine until the next show. I am hoping to do several craft fairs and I don't want to be madly making stuff at the last minute that I ran out of. I made 120 of the tooth fairy tins, and am planning to sell them for $4 each.

I will be ordering my card spinner tomorrow!
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I saw a blog the other day where the gal etched pyrex bakeware. Can anyone direct me to the site? I would appreciate it. Love all the ideas. Thanks, Pam
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Here's a good blog post by Kerry on Craft Fair Questions:

Craft Fair Question: How many items should you make?
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I'm planning to make lots of the items that I'm making - nothing food-wise that has an expiration date, so that whatever doesn't sell will store just fine until the next show. I am hoping to do several craft fairs and I don't want to be madly making stuff at the last minute that I ran out of. I made 120 of the tooth fairy tins, and am planning to sell them for $4 each.

I will be ordering my card spinner tomorrow!
Not sure where you will be ordering your card spinner from...but last year I bought one from this company:
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I bought the 12 pocket almond and am very happy with it. Sorry can't remember how much s/h were but don't think it was out of line.
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Easy sew bookmark:

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Here is a bunch from google:

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These tins are sooooo cute! They will sell for sure.
I made 30 of my tins (posted pics in an earlier post) and I have sold 10 already and I haven't even made it to the show season. I used the larger tins and included tooth charts. People love these things!
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I bought the 12 pocket almond and am very happy with it. Sorry can't remember how much s/h were but don't think it was out of line.
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Thanks for the link - I'm going to need to spend some time looking at them to decide what I want!
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I'm working on more coaster sets today - this is my favorite so far!

Tile Coasters - Dream kh by Kelly H - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

The stamp is a Michael's $1 stamp, then I used frame-up tape to sponge the lines around the image.

Others are in my gallery if you are interested.
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Ok, I've re-read the previous thread and am now totally caught up on this one! Such wonderful ideas and suggestions - thank you everyone. I've been working on a few items for fall craft fairs and thought I'd post them here. The first are Tooth Fairy Tins:

Girl Tin

My Tooth Fairy Tins - Girl kh by Kelly H - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

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Tooth Fairy Tins - Girl Inside kh by Kelly H - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

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My Tooth Fairy Tins - Boy kh by Kelly H - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

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My Tooth Fairy Tins - Boy kh by Kelly H - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

I used Crystal Effects on the tooth part of the images - and it looks like enamel! I also used Stickles on the wings, but that doesn't show up much on the photos either. I used Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol for the coloring.
Kelly, where do you get your organdy bags for your tooth fairy boxes? Or was it someone else who packages them that way? Thanks, Pam
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I bought mine at the Dollar store. I think there were 6 to a package.
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Just finished up a 2 day outdoor craft show. biggest seller - m&m sticks - I made 100 and sold 60 of them for $1.00 each! Also sold gift card holders with and without candy, snowman soups in paper mugs, snowman kisses (wite tic tacs), photo note holders out of the big binder clips, peppermint patty characters and purses, tins with reindeer punchies on lid, some cards. will try to post pics to my gallary later in the week
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Try this company-www.giftsintl-us.com. They have some great prices and reasonable shipping.
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Just finished up a 2 day outdoor craft show. biggest seller - m&m sticks - I made 100 and sold 60 of them for $1.00 each! Also sold gift card holders with and without candy, snowman soups in paper mugs, snowman kisses (wite tic tacs), photo note holders out of the big binder clips, peppermint patty characters and purses, tins with reindeer punchies on lid, some cards. will try to post pics to my gallary later in the week
Sounds like you had a great show! Can't wait to see your pics!
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Just finished up a 2 day outdoor craft show. biggest seller - m&m sticks - I made 100 and sold 60 of them for $1.00 each! Also sold gift card holders with and without candy, snowman soups in paper mugs, snowman kisses (wite tic tacs), photo note holders out of the big binder clips, peppermint patty characters and purses, tins with reindeer punchies on lid, some cards. will try to post pics to my gallary later in the week
COngratulations. Sounds like your items were a huge hit. Can't wait to see photos. Pam
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The stamp is a Michael's $1 stamp, then I used frame-up tape to sponge the lines around the image.

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Nice job on the coasters. I liked the one with the line frame around it - good idea.
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Congrats on your craft show! It's so fun when people come up and actually "like" what you've done. I'm going on my third this year and have started making things. I have a question about your peppermint patty characters - since they are no longer packaged round - what did you do to "pretty them up"? Or did you find them round?
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i'm signed up for my very first craft show in about 3 weeks ---- i've been checking out the threads, and posted and stuff, but i'm really feeling like i don't know what i'm doing ---

so, how many "things" do i need? how do i figure out a price point?
what the heck did i get into?

not to mention how to set up a table -- sigh.

and -- am i crazy? i'm thinking about offering some make and takes -- something simple and cute -- and charge a buck to make it --- i'm also trying to promote my "business" -- i'd like to offer classes and workshops on techniques and stuff -- so i thought this would be a neat way to promote that ---

sigh. any tips, or help would be greatly appreciated!

--diane
Some things that worked for me:
1. contact info whether on a biz card or something that people can contact you in the future. Also, in case you run out of something, you can take orders.
2. I posted a sign that read "Yes, you can make it, but will you?" That really seemed to crack people up.
3. I also priced a lot of set pricing, for example $2 each or 3 for $5. That made people purchase more.
4. I tried to group like priced items together and I also used every tiered stand I own to create visual interest. Also, put together a mock table at home prior to the actual set up. I also used a box (now empty) to create height.
5. I didn't use an exact formula for prices, but I did research etsy and ebay for similar prices. I figured I wanted to make at least twice what it cost to make them (in some cases more). My philosophy is price to sell but not undersell myself.

Hope that helps a little.
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Question about snowman soup....those who have sold them, do you find they sell better when packaged using the hot chocolate packets or in a cone type bag with everything all together?
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Great question...I'm curious too. I made mine using cleaned and sterilized frap bottles but was thinking about using the cone bags this year.
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I have done both, and what sold best for me was family size snowman soup buckets with six prepackaged servings of cocoa, marshmallows, and chocolate dipped peppermint sticks. I got compliments on the cones and the single serving packages, but also a lot of 'oh, I make those every year'.
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Congrats on your craft show! It's so fun when people come up and actually "like" what you've done. I'm going on my third this year and have started making things. I have a question about your peppermint patty characters - since they are no longer packaged round - what did you do to "pretty them up"? Or did you find them round?

I don't know what others use but Pearsons still sell them round. WalMart has them, Walgreens sometimes has them and Sam's Club has them in a big bucket. They are a bit smaller and some think they taste different but its a round peppermint patty so it works for crafting. Plus I like the taste.
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I have done both, and what sold best for me was family size snowman soup buckets with six prepackaged servings of cocoa, marshmallows, and chocolate dipped peppermint sticks. I got compliments on the cones and the single serving packages, but also a lot of 'oh, I make those every year'.

Sure are cute!!!!!
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I don't know what others use but Pearsons still sell them round. WalMart has them, Walgreens sometimes has them and Sam's Club has them in a big bucket. They are a bit smaller and some think they taste different but its a round peppermint patty so it works for crafting. Plus I like the taste.
I also find the Pearsons round patties at my local food store ... Frys (kroger).
They have the peppermint patties and also the cookies n' cream patties. Both are very good. 2 bags for $3.00. They probably will be in the stores in about a month.
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I used the Pearson Mints for a project I just finished. They are smalerl and softer than York Patties, so you have to take a little more care when adhering your addons to them. I'll post a photo in a few days.

KayLynnT, I love your Snowman Soup in a bucket! Pam

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Question: how long do the M&M sticks in the plastic bags stay fresh? I had leftover M&M's from party favors I made for a party on Labor Day. I packaged them in the bags right away and tied the bags shut. Will they still be fresh for my craft sale October 7-8? I used gloves to package them- no touching with hands.
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I'm working on more coaster sets today - this is my favorite so far!

Tile Coasters - Dream kh by Kelly H - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

The stamp is a Michael's $1 stamp, then I used frame-up tape to sponge the lines around the image.

Others are in my gallery if you are interested.
What kind of tiles do you use to stamp on? I've been using some Venetian Stone in Rialto White or Beige from Lowe's but having trouble finding it. TIA!
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