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Old 10-01-2005, 11:17 AM   #1
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Any Crafters out there?

I need your ideas! Each year I'm a crafter at my son's school's holiday boutique. It's quite lucrative, and each year I've come up with something new. Well, now that my brain is stuck in "selling the house" mode, I can't come up with a good idea for the boutique. Please help!
Here's a few guidelines: no food of any sort is able to be sold. (which is a bummer, as the year I made gingham sacks filled with coffee and cocoa mixes, I did quite well!)
The items needn't be too extravagant, as a lot of items are purchased by the children, which is on the $5 and under day.

Any ideas are so appreciated!!!

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Old 10-01-2005, 12:15 PM   #2
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What age groups are we talking about, Jkath?
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Old 10-01-2005, 12:29 PM   #3
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Good question TG. Are you looking for crafts for kids to buy parents or other kids?
Do you have a day when you sell to adults?
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Old 10-01-2005, 12:46 PM   #4
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Actually, it's for all ages. The first day, the teachers bring their students (k-5th) and the kids bring money and a list of who they're buying for. Then, the PTA gift-wraps all of the goodies, and the kids have Christmas presents for their families that they picked out. On this day, all items on display are those that are $5 and under. After school, the boutique takes a break for an hour, and all of the rest of the items are put on display. That night, the public is welcome to shop. The next 2 days, the boutique continues, followed by a "Breakfast with Santa".
Most times, all boutique items are $15 and under.
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Old 10-01-2005, 12:46 PM   #5
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Also, how much time do you have to make stuff?
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Old 10-01-2005, 12:49 PM   #6
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Well, this time of year is when I've already started! So, now, I guess!
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I got something really cute from some kids in my Sunday School class about 10 years ago. They are still on my refrigerator, so you know I love them! They took flat, light-weight stones (about the size of a half-dollar--you can get them at craft shops) and hot-glued a magnet to one side. On the other side, they used very thin paint brushes and painted flowers and inspirational sayings on them (one says "Glory to God."). For your boutique they could paint something like #1 Mom, Top Dad, or even or just flowers or designs on them.

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OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHH, Christmas, lol, I was thinking Halloween hehe
okay, that gives me a better idea. Everyone will come up with something.
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Old 10-01-2005, 12:52 PM   #9
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Great idea!
(I like to have at least 4 different types of crafts, so as to appeal to everyone)

I forgot to say, I'm quite crafty, with the exception of sewing. I have no ability in that department!

Tell you what - when crafts are finally made, I'll post photos :)
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I got something really cute from some kids in my Sunday School class about 10 years ago. They are still on my refrigerator, so you know I love them! They took flat, light-weight stones (about the size of a half-dollar--you can get them at craft shops) and hot-glued a magnet to one side. On the other side, they used very thin paint brushes and painted flowers and inspirational sayings on them (one says "Glory to God."). For your boutique they could paint something like #1 Mom, Top Dad, or even or just flowers or designs on them.

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Great idea, Barbara!!
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