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Old 10-01-2005, 01:27 PM   #11
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Here's some things that I have made, can't find my ornaments, too much stuff to go through But, I got the clear ornament balls and used polimar clay to make a cat to go on top, and fish to go inside hanging from small craft wire and it looks like a fish tank with a cat trying to get to the fish. I got that from a show on a craft channel, I'll see if I can find that one too.
found it http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/dc_occasion...390729,00.html
My cat is laying down with it's arm outstretched as if it were pawing at the fish though.

They're not that big of a deal, just fun making them.

And here is a link to carol duvall that looks cute.

http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/dc_furnishi...379887,00.html
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Old 10-01-2005, 03:35 PM   #12
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Wow! Lots of info - thanks so much, Texas! Great work!
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Old 10-01-2005, 03:49 PM   #13
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Old 10-01-2005, 08:56 PM   #14
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jkath what about making latch hook rugs and selling those ?
if not i'm sure you can go buy clear christmas tree ornaments
put some paint in and roll them aroud to coat the insides.
or try mixing paint colors. like red one one side and blue on
the other ?
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Old 10-01-2005, 09:13 PM   #15
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I used to do Native American beadwork, back when I was active in the Boy Scouts. However, the labor involved usually makes it prohibitive for selling.

Since it sounds like you're doing a Christmas-type thing, maybe the candy-cane ornaments made out of pipe cleaners and the clear and red beads?
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Old 10-01-2005, 09:17 PM   #16
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How about home made soaps or candles?
Or you could buy pre-made candles ( Michael's had 6 votives on sale for $1.00 this weekend) and paint them.

Or You could by vases or clear glass bowls or small bottles ( Michael's also had those on sale for a dollar.) Then do etchings on them.

How much money do you have to spend on your crafts?
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Old 10-02-2005, 01:09 AM   #17
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Something that the kids made at my daughter's school, that was so cute, were candy cane reindeer. They used a candy cane that was about 7 inches high. They made antlers from brown pipe cleaners (just twist them around the crook of the candy cane). Then they glued movable eyes on and a tiny red pom-pom for Rudolph's nose. They were absolutely adorable! I wish I had a picture of one, but I'm sure you get the idea.


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Old 10-02-2005, 01:09 AM   #18
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Our craft group at school makes up gifts for the children to buy, they have made simple knitted scarves, Dad's bags with a couple of cheap tools in a decorative bag or box, photo frames with decorations such as shells glued on, coffee mugs with a couple of chocolates in them(I guess thats out though) keyrings made with a small wooden decoration on them. I will try to think of more and how they were made.
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Old 10-02-2005, 10:43 AM   #19
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You guys are great! Middie, the glass ornies are done each year by one gal, who also is the soap maker. PDswife - I've not thought about painting candles... and etchings! That was one of my thoughts for last year, but I didn't do it - maybe that would be nice.
Allen, I wish I had time for the beadwork! One year I did bring in my jewelry (That used to be a side business I had for a few years) and I put the prices really low, and only had them out for the kids, since I wanted their moms to have a pretty present.
The reindeer used to sell like hotcakes every year, but since they're made with candy canes, we can't do it anymore. (This is because in Jan 2004, the law was passed in CA that you can't sell certain sugar-typed things during school hours. Our school adheres to the law, yet others still have bake sales.)
Scarves were a huge hit last year - they were just strips of polar fleece with a cut fringe on the ends. Not even any knotting! Who'd have thought of that? The woman who made them sold over 100, and also made blankets with two coordinating fabrics, and with the edges cut into strips and knotted together. Those sold out immediately!
Mrsmac - what is a Dad bag? There never seems to be enough "Dad" and "Grandpa" gifts!
Fortunately, I don't have to worry about cost for stuff - what I buy, I buy, since I know it will come back soon!
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Bookworm bookmarks? Just braiding etc. Crochet dishcloths?

Spool knitting potholders or teacosies?
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