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Old 10-29-2018, 02:13 PM   #7641
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I am thinking about making the 5 hershey nuggets in a tray, wrapped in a pretzel bag with some kind of topper. How much should I charge?
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Hi Valerie, I've sold one's with 7 nuggets, in pretzel bag, taped down and wrapped in center with twine - for $2.75.

I've sold one's with 5 nuggets, in pretzel bags, gathered at top with fun label - for $2.25.

I know some people can get $2.50 - $3.00 for them, but I can't sell them for $3 in my area.

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This is what I came up with for the mini coffee cup treats
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I really like that you can tuck in the gift card and the whole design for the gift Diane on those coffee ones
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Hi Valerie, I've sold one's with 7 nuggets, in pretzel bag, taped down and wrapped in center with twine - for $2.75.

I've sold one's with 5 nuggets, in pretzel bags, gathered at top with fun label - for $2.25.

I know some people can get $2.50 - $3.00 for them, but I can't sell them for $3 in my area.

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Nicely done. I made a bunch wrapped in holiday, 5 per pkg and sold them for $3ea or 2-$5 and they did not have tags. I think I'll go back and some tags for co-worker gifts.
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Thanks! There are many different tutorial videos on Youtube. These have been selling like crazy. I made 120 of them and almost sold out already. Selling them for $3 each. They were a bit labour intensive with cutting all the pieces/patterns and adhering but not costly to make. I cut patterned papers using my ScanNCut for the cups and then actually used mostly scraps for the rest. I did not bother to package them like I usually do in clear bags because I felt it took away from seeing how cute they were. It hasn't been a problem.
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What do you do when you get an order for 90 Santa-face peppermint patties due Saturday? You do a happy dance, then panic a little, then panic A LOT, then get busy! LOL

The Santa face is the punch art that is out there in cyberland. I thank the crafting gods that I had punched out all the bits for 150 and assembled half of them back in August! Now if I could just be off work from my day job for the next two days, I might get them done! EEEKKK! LOL
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Sandra wow that is awesome that you do have a head start.

Happy Thanksgiving Ladies!


my one and only booth was last weekend and photos are on the blog. It did go better than last year ( last year I had moved my booth space from a hallway off the entrance to the center of the gym, I knew some people would not find me. I have more than a few repeat customers who only attend this fair to find my booth) so, this year the ones I seen I explained it a few times to them that I would be there and it would not be in the hallway.

I did not sell out of Mini Coffee cups.

(it's OK)


I did sell a ton of Christmas cards, birthday cards and tags, altered gift sacks and gift card holders. oh this year I had a lady who wanted Chickens and Coffee and she bought every bird card I had and about 2/3 of the coffee things ( which was a lot because, I used to do the coffee blog hops things a few times a year and had a ton of those)


other odds and ends baby cards went next, zero weddings or get well a few Thanksgiving and Sympathy sold but, for the most part the focus this year was Christmas. (the winter snow and snowman cards really didn't do very well for me this year either0
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Sandra wow that is awesome that you do have a head start.

Happy Thanksgiving Ladies!


my one and only booth was last weekend and photos are on the blog. It did go better than last year ( last year I had moved my booth space from a hallway off the entrance to the center of the gym, I knew some people would not find me. I have more than a few repeat customers who only attend this fair to find my booth) so, this year the ones I seen I explained it a few times to them that I would be there and it would not be in the hallway.

I did not sell out of Mini Coffee cups.

(it's OK)


I did sell a ton of Christmas cards, birthday cards and tags, altered gift sacks and gift card holders. oh this year I had a lady who wanted Chickens and Coffee and she bought every bird card I had and about 2/3 of the coffee things ( which was a lot because, I used to do the coffee blog hops things a few times a year and had a ton of those)


other odds and ends baby cards went next, zero weddings or get well a few Thanksgiving and Sympathy sold but, for the most part the focus this year was Christmas. (the winter snow and snowman cards really didn't do very well for me this year either0

Glad your show went well. Make note for next year. as for those items you did not sell use for gifts to give to friends, mail carrier, neighbors, etc.
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Good evening and Happy Thanksgiving! Does anyone have any crafty ideas for using empty embossing powder containers? I've used them for tooth fairy containers, but are looking to use them for something else.

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What do you do when you get an order for 90 Santa-face peppermint patties due Saturday? You do a happy dance, then panic a little, then panic A LOT, then get busy! LOL

The Santa face is the punch art that is out there in cyberland. I thank the crafting gods that I had punched out all the bits for 150 and assembled half of them back in August! Now if I could just be off work from my day job for the next two days, I might get them done! EEEKKK! LOL

Yayyy!! Love it when people love our goodies.
Can you share a pic? There are so many punch art Santas out there. How much do you sell the individual patties for?
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Any and all ideas appreciated!

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its early here and I did not see the word "embossing" before I posted... so, I am thinking.
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Can you share a pic? There are so many punch art Santas out there. How much do you sell the individual patties for?
I would love to post a pic but I'm not sure how

If you go to my gallery and look at the 2018 pictures, there is one there called Santa Pops. The face is that face, just on three peppermint patties (like the snowman in my gallery).
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Although I’ve seen many of you talk about hand warmers for some time now, I’ve never seen them before. I walked into CVS today, and there they were, right by the register. There were hand warmers for $1.29 a pair, and toe warmers for $1.69 a pair.
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1) Where do you buy them?

2) What do you pay for them?

3) Can you share a link for what you do with them?

For this year, I’m just giving them to my family, but I’d love to see ideas.
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not sure about the hand warmers but Amazon has them for $6.49 for a 10 pack. HotHands Hand Warmers, 10 count (5 pack with 2 warmers per pack)
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Thank you. That occurred to me after I asked here.
I’ll get them next year.
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I had my one and only craft fair yesterday. I actually run the fair, and my sister and daughter run the booth. It’s a big fair (about 130 crafters) and long running (around 30 years). It is at the high school where I taught for 34 years, and is a fundraiser for the many unfunded clubs and organizations there. We have a lot of legitimate artists, selling large woodcrafts, silver and semiprecious stone jewelry, etc., so my crafts dwarf in comparison.
So, I made a ton of tiny purses with a few pieces of candy. Not one of them sold. I will be RAKing them to lots of people. My crafts have morphed from scarves and cards to things I see here mostly. We never make much money, but sales were up this year to almost $150. I am happy with that.
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Beer Coasters (my DD makes these)................15 @ $2 each or 5 for $10
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... ... I walked into CVS today, and there they were, right by the register. There were hand warmers for $1.29 a pair, and toe warmers for $1.69 a pair. ... ...
Really??!! I might need to find these for bitty gifts "as is"!
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I had my one and only craft fair yesterday. I actually run the fair, and my sister and daughter run the booth. It’s a big fair (about 130 crafters) and long running (around 30 years). It is at the high school where I taught for 34 years, and is a fundraiser for the many unfunded clubs and organizations there. We have a lot of legitimate artists, selling large woodcrafts, silver and semiprecious stone jewelry, etc., so my crafts dwarf in comparison.
So, I made a ton of tiny purses with a few pieces of candy. Not one of them sold. I will be RAKing them to lots of people. My crafts have morphed from scarves and cards to things I see here mostly. We never make much money, but sales were up this year to almost $150. I am happy with that.

How great of you to continue to help out the students at the school you used to work at.

I am surprised about the mini purses! You can always reuse them next year and try something else inside them.

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I completed my craft season on the week-end and am glad it is over. I made about the same as last year so that part is good. The last show was slower than usual and made me feel a bit down at the end. But I try to remember the busy shows and excitement people had in finding cute things for gifts.

Biggest sellers as always were the glass marble magnets.
I was surprised (and disappointed) in sales for my mini chocolate bars. They are the Halloween treat size decorated up like the larger Hershey bars you see everywhere. I did sell about half of them so maybe I just made too many..lol. I thought they were adorable. I will donate the remainder to charity for families who cannot afford to add cute things under their tree.

Now, moving on to putting things away and decorating my house. I have 2 weeks off work before Christmas and am sure delighted about that.


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Try Bed Bath & Beyond, too. I got 2 packages (10 pairs each) of hand warmers. Since I was buying other items, my final cost was $6.39 for one pkg. and $5.49 for the other with my coupons. They keep for a long time, also. Look for the exp. date on the outer package. They also had packs of the toe warmers, but I wasn't interested in buying them. If you don't know, BB&B is great about letting you use their expired coupons and also combining as many as you can for your purchase. It's hard to beat some of their deals!
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Congratulations to those of you who participated in craft fairs. I know it feels good to finish the shows and move on to Christmas decorating and family events. I only did one this year at the same church I always do. I did very well since my highest priced item was $4.50 (cups with a pair of fuzzy socks + a mini Hershey snowman-sold all 20). Almost everything I make is a candy treat of some sort. I enjoy it, but just don't like to go past November with shows. I lucked out this year, though and sold my "leftovers" to a friend for $50. I just told her everything was $1 and she took it all. I was glad to not have to keep the stuff sitting here. My daughter did take a few things (prior to the friend's purchase) to give to the members on her teaching team, so my candy is now gone and I am a happy crafter!! Merry Christmas to all!
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My daughter is taking 30 of the mini purses. She is a school counselor at a middle school, and wanted to give a little something to the teachers and staff. She asked if it would be weird to give a purse to the men. I said yes, and offered to make little bags for them. So, I get to use up a little of my dsp stash.

Brookskaren, glad you also found a way to get the candy used up.
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I am surprised about the mini purses! You can always reuse them next year and try something else inside them.

Merry Christmas!


Honestly, there is no one who wants to take it over. It is a huge undertaking. Takes lots and lots of hours to organize everything. Perfect for someone like me who is semi-retired. I look at it as my volunteer work.

I suspect there would be crafters rioting outside the school if we disbanded the fair!
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Honestly, there is no one who wants to take it over. It is a huge undertaking. Takes lots and lots of hours to organize everything. Perfect for someone like me who is semi-retired. I look at it as my volunteer work.

I suspect there would be crafters rioting outside the school if we disbanded the fair!

Funny that you say that. We had that exact thing happen this year with one of my most popular fairs. Earlier in the year, they sent our cheque back and basically told us the organizing staff left and nobody wanted to take it on.
It's a high school who has been running it for over 20 years and brings in about $20,000 for the school.
Customers and vendors alike were very upset. It screwed up my whole schedule and decreased my expected sales too.
Mostly I feel bad for the kids though.
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Wow. $20,000? That is indeed a huge fair. Where did they put everyone? How many spaces and crafters were there? We charge $35 for a space, $10 for a table, and $10 for electricity. Tables keep disappearing at the school though. We get some from a church down the street. I also bought some tables, but we have to store them at the church so they don’t disappear. This year, I had to refund money to several people because we didn’t have enough tables.
We bring in about $5,000 after paying custodians and other fees that we incur.
We started in the cafeteria, but now we wander down several hallways and lobbies. The gym is in a different area, and we aren’t allowed in any classrooms, so we cannot expand any more than we have.
That is indeed a shame that they stopped your fair. What did they charge for a space? (I know we are comparing US to Canadian dollars here.)
Another woman started our fair. Then, when she was going to retire, she started teaching me how to run it. She and her husband (who drew up the plans) still help supervise the setup. They were aghast when I decided to retire a few years later. (She is 15-20 years older than I am.). I told them that I would continue on with it despite my retirement. And I am.

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Wow. $20,000? That is indeed a huge fair. Where did they put everyone? How many spaces and crafters were there? We charge $35 for a space, $10 for a table, and $10 for electricity. Tables keep disappearing at the school though. We get some from a church down the street. I also bought some tables, but we have to store them at the church so they don’t disappear. This year, I had to refund money to several people because we didn’t have enough tables.
We bring in about $5,000 after paying custodians and other fees that we incur.
We started in the cafeteria, but now we wander down several hallways and lobbies. The gym is in a different area, and we aren’t allowed in any classrooms, so we cannot expand any more than we have.
That is indeed a shame that they stopped your fair. What did they charge for a space? (I know we are comparing US to Canadian dollars here.)
Another woman started our fair. Then, when she was going to retire, she started teaching me how to run it. She and her husband (who drew up the plans) still help supervise the setup. They were aghast when I decided to retire a few years later. (She is 15-20 years older than I am.). I told them that I would continue on with it despite my retirement. And I am.

In our area, the large fairs with 100+ vendors charge $125 and up for a space with 1 table usually (2 day show usually). Some charge for just the space and then $10 rental fee for table on top. They rent from a party supply place for the tables and cost for that is $10 each.
The one that was cancelled was huge and snaked through all hallways.
It was a fun fair too with kids participating in helping unload and re-load your cars.
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I always enjoy reading how other people did at their craft sales. Not sure if it’s my imagination but there seems to be less activity on this board, and less reporting on what was a good seller as well as “ hummm won’t make those next year” comments.

I did not participate in any sales this year, but kept busy making cards and some new packaging for treats.i am not sure if I will teach next year, however I know I will be doing so during our short stay down south over 3 months with our card group.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone here a very happy holiday season no matter what you celebrate. As well, a healthy 2019 and a mild winter for those that have to shovel the white stuff.
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I agree about little chat this year. I did post about my sales and enjoy reading how others do in their area. I live in a town of 100,000 in Texas and the single sale I participate in each year is held at a church on a Saturday in Nov. from 9-4. They charge $40 for a booth 8 ft. wide x 12 ft. long. You can rent their tables for $10 each or bring your own. They also will provide electricity for $10 if needed. They only allow one booth per vendor and the booth locations are not "equal" in terms of traffic flow. The primary set-up is in their gym around the walls and 2 rows down the center. There are also booths in the entry to the gym, down the hallway and finally into a conference room at the end. That is the least desirable space because many shoppers do not realize vendors are there. I don't know for sure, but I have a theory that new vendors are assigned to that space. I was there my first year and although I did well enough to make my fees and some profit, others in that room did not sell anything! I have been in the gym every year since that first time. There have never been other paper crafters at this event, so I get some business just because my product is different. This was the first year I sold completely out of several items. I make mostly favor type items: M & M sticks, nugget trays, Hershey snowmen, mini cups, etc. All of these items are "common" on this thread, but I love to make them cute with punch art and fun little toppers. I also don't try to make a ton of $ because this is my hobby, not my job. Preparing the items is fun for me and selling them to people that truly appreciate them is my reward. I always charge enough to cover the cost of supplies and add enough for my "labor" to make a profit after fees. This year, my profit was about $450. That is very satisfactory to me because my most expensive item was $4.50 (20 of them) and everything else was between 25 cents (single Hershey kiss with acorn or pumpkin punch-made 98 total, sold 77) to $3.50 (snowman popcorn with gloves for a hat- made 12, sold 11). I did sell my candy leftovers to a friend, so I didn't really end up with anything that had to be wasted because of the candy. Obviously, much of my punch art is made from scraps and really costs nothing but time and a bit of adhesive plus whatever candy I use. I try to buy candy after Halloween to cut costs there also. Most of the time only the outer package has the Halloween theme, so the wrapped candy looks the same. An exception is the specially colored kisses for the holidays and larger packs of M & M's. So...that's all I know! Merry Christmas, Everyone!
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Old 12-20-2018, 06:57 AM   #7670
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I also only do the one craft fair. It is handcrafted only.
I was sad that none of my mini purses with candy sold. But, I guess they’re too small for a teacher gift. They’re more like table favors, so I might try a sign with that for next year. My DD is a school counselor at a middle school, and wanted a little something for all of the teachers she interacts with. So, she took 30 of the purses, and I made 10 little bags for the men. That leaves about 20 purses to empty candy out of.
I feel like the craft fair I do, people are looking for something more substantial. People who make Woodcrafts for your front lawn do well. So do some of the jewelry makers.
I had some achristmas mugs in my stash, so I filled them with a single blueberry muffin mix, a novelty hot chocolate package, and a candy cane. Then I put them in a snowman clear bag, tied up with ribbon, and a handmade sentiment tag, as well as a To/From tag. Honestly, I don’t consider that handmade. But, I sold all but one of them.
Now I have a dilemma of making them again next year, or not.
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Old 12-20-2018, 08:43 AM   #7671
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Thanks for posting ladies. I know all too well what it’s like to participate at a sale in a school. I have seen all that you have described. One sale I participated in I was put in a new off site, but the conveeners saw how well I was doing and the next year I was in a prime spot in the gym. It helped that I had a following as many of us do and people knew where to find me.it was very lucrative over the years and next to the one I did at the Convention Centre for five years, a lot less expense for participating.

My daughter works in a school office and last two years asked for hand sanitizers. I make them a variety of ways in little boxes etc. I am sure you may have made them with a a red wrapper and belly band belt with the words “santatizer” on it. The next year another type of holder or box. People like teachers nail techs etc that use their hands a lot seem to like these. This year I made little boxes to hold Bath andBody Shea butter hand cream purse size also for those that are always washing their hands through the day.
Packaging is my fav thing to make and Ilove the reaction on people’s faces when they see them. yesterday I saw my hair stylist and gave her a Christmas gift which included several things and tucked in a few little special boxes. As usual she had to run around the salon showing staff and clients my creations. This year I surprised some staff with treats. I completely agree a lot of pleasure comes from selling or giving little gifts.
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Old 12-21-2018, 08:06 AM   #7672
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I did my usual 5 craft sales. Two of them had way less traffic than last year. I still did well but not as well as last year. My biggest one was still my best one and better this year! Profit was over $1,000 and that's with a $75 table fee! They raised the price of the table from $50 to $75 and I was hesitant to pay that much, but thought I would give it a try and I'm so glad I did. Crazy!

My best sellers were the candy stix (M&M and Skittles), nugget trays, Hershey snowman chocolate bars, Christmas 'crackers' and hand sanitizers.

The little cups usually sell very well but this year they didn't. I don't think I'll make any up for next year (I put hot choc, marshies and a Hershey kiss in them). I'll try something different.

It was a very busy November but a fun one. I also received orders so that helped with the funds!

Merry Christmas everyone! Here's to hoping we all have a great 2019!
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Old 12-22-2018, 09:54 AM   #7673
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Sandra, what are Christmas Crackers? I'm sure I should know, but I don't! Just reply when you have time...Christmas is almost here! Hope yours is wonderful.
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Old 12-22-2018, 05:34 PM   #7674
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I would assume they are a tube shape with a gift or prize (candy?) in side (crackers) just a guess.

I do know that my booth space for mine did go up for next year 5.00 ( the school does not charge extra for power or provide tables)


its a two day event and I did the first 6 years in the hallway in the "unsellable" spot, (a hallway that connects a gym and a cafeteria in the school, and I think that people were always shocked at how well I did.


I have a following, two years ago I moved into the gym. so far sales are about half of what they were freezing in the hallway for two days but, I think with time the others will "find" me again. and this is not a job for me. So, I really do not want to do a bunch of booths back to back, it always seems sad when some of my favorite things sell on friday and the people who were at work and do not come until Saturday missed out. but, it doesn't seem to matter to the shoppers I guess, I sell things right up to the last minute while other vendors are packing up to leave Saturday night.


I am 99% one of a kind cards with gift tags, some packaging ( mostly empty) and for the last two years I did altered mini 4oz coffee cups, the first year I sold every single one ( I am guessing now its been too long to remember but, about 24 or 25 of them) this year I sold about half of what I made (this year I made about almost 50 and I think I have at least 22 or 23 left) The people who bought them last year grinned this year and said Oh, I got those last year. so, the ones that sold this year went to different people.


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Old 12-22-2018, 06:04 PM   #7675
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Your cold season is our hot season, so storms and heat and we mostly have outdoor markets in my part of Queensland. My last market was November. First time at this particular one, fortunately it was only a $10 fee. Really hot day, not many customers, sold $45 worth. Worst sale for like 10 years. The previous one in September was at a tiny church garage sale on a drizzling day and I did $180, which was a nice surprise. Half of my sales are for cards, which I sell cheap. Being so hot, we don't really do candy treats, as they melt. I used to sell a lot of magnets, but the last 2 years, hardly any. My most consistent seller of the past couple of years has been pen holder tins, made from upcycled chocolate drink powder containers, decorated with handmade flowers and scrapbook paper (I charge $3). I like to dabble in many things, but I wonder if my tables are too busy with options and people are overwhelmed. I'm giving some stuff to a friends fundraiser to reduce my stock a bit. Merry Christmas all!!!
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Old 12-23-2018, 10:04 AM   #7676
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There is indeed something to be said that how you display your items affects your sales. If an approaching shopper sees a variety all mixed up with no definition they are likely to keep on walking. A good display goes a long way to encourage people to stop and linger at your booth.

Some good signage ‘ not too many lol”, and perhaps something to initially catch the eye. I can’t recall if we have discussed this subject of how we display our items, or things we have learned from our past display mistakes. One thing is for sure,you have to keep it fresh each year so a shopper has a reason to stop.in my personal experience you can’t rely or guarantee that what was a big hit this year will be next years.
Just a few rambling thoughts as I watch the snow pile up and think about picking up Turkey from butcher.....hope grandson comes and shovels us out soon.😀
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Old 01-04-2019, 06:18 AM   #7677
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Sandra, what are Christmas Crackers? I'm sure I should know, but I don't! Just reply when you have time...Christmas is almost here! Hope yours is wonderful.
Crackers that I make look like the ones you can buy in the store that have the snap thing, toy and hat in, but I put two Lindor chocolates inside instead of all that other stuff. Easy to make with the Envelope making tool from SU.
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Just getting back to this board after staying away from my craft desk and computer for a couple weeks. In reviewing my craft season, I noticed similar trends as others. My biggest seller has always been my glass magnets and this year it was mostly the sets that sold. Way less of the individual quote ones I make. This makes me a little sad because these are fun to make. I think for next year, I will turn my individuals in to sets as well.

For the coffee cups, people loved the gift card holder style I used this year. I quickly ran out of the 120 I made, so I whipped up just 60 cups with the candies to sell and charged less without the holder. They sold slowly and still have about 40 left. People said they were cute but alot asked what they were for. This was funny because I have sold them in previous years and nobody ever asked me that. I emptied the cups and will do something different with them next year.

I enjoy the papercrafting items too and will continue to make some but less treat items I think. I noticed a big decrease in selling of these. For example, I made less M&M sticks than usual and still did not sell them all. Very strange. I chnage up the designs every year. I wonder if it is because so many people are making cute treat items these days? Not sure but will skip those next year. I did not make the snowman chocolate bars this year but did make a few of the popcorn ones which sold out in my first show. lol

Regarding display, my style is a bit eclectic in mixing things around the table. I do think some people get overwhelmed looking and some probably walk past. But I have lots of people comment how much they love spending time looking at everything so I am not sure. It is hard to highlight my magnets (which are higher price point) because they are small and hard to see without stopping at the table anyhow. Most people buy a set once they notice them though.


Hope everyone had a nice Christmas and Happy New Year
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what do you use to display greeting cards? A local shop is interested in my cards!! Thanks!
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Old 01-24-2019, 09:27 AM   #7680
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okay ladies I need your input ....please.
I am down south for our usual 3 months and belong to a card group where I also teach(share) my card ideas.

They are going to have another craft sale in our gated community which is open to the public in conjunction to their annual Patio Sale. A patio sale I s where you can set up your wares in your driveway carport or whatever.
Last year was the first time to have craft sale in clubhouse as well.

If I were at home I would not have a problem with my decision but here I have a delima.
I thought because a lot of seniors in the gated community that Sympathy andBirthday cards were obvious. However my love is making little treats with candy and chocolate.
My thought was to make 3 types of unique treat holders. Two holding chocolate and 1 candy. One would be tiny takeout, second small SU coffee cafe coffee box with coffee Carmels inside and the third a triangle shaped box.
So my question is how to determine price.....by amount of chocolate inside or amt of work for each item. Coffee box most work but least amt of fill.
I have not seen any candy treats at the two sales I visited last year. This sale will be held 3 weeks before we drive home to Canada. In the back of my mind is hauling back a bunch of treats in April. Maybe I should just forget participating or just make a few of each to test the waters.
Thanks so much ladies, I hope with all the combined experience here I will be well advised. Incidentally I am in Arizona sot that might be helpful to know.thank you as well for taking time to read this.
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