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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.

Any and all ideas appreciated!

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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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... ... 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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Really??!! I might need to find these for bitty gifts "as is"!
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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