Monday, November 22, 2010

craft bazaar fun!

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I have been B-U-S-Y in preparing for a craft bazaar...my 2nd one ever! Last year's bazaar I shared a table with my friend, Andrea, and we both had our Stampin' Up! goods out for sale. This year I had a table of my own, so I had a lot more goodies to prepare. The bazaar was last weekend and I felt like it was really successful and I was extremely pleased with the reaction of all of my goodies. I thought I would share with you some of my crafty creations.

Treat Boxes
Perfect for homemade treats for neighbors, family, and friends!
{currently these treat boxes are online at Stampin' Up! in the Clearance Rack!}

I tied the bow onto the box and made a stamped tag for each of the boxes using Stampin' Up!'s Exclusive Two-Tag Bigz Die for the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine. I used Riding Hood Red & Chocolate Chip.

Peppermint Patties

These were one of the top sellers!
{original idea found here}

"Sandwich" the patties with the scalloped circle punch and add your stamped images to the top. Place them in a pretzel bag and tie them at the top with a pretty ribbon.

Snowman Gift Bags

I made these last year with my MOPS group, as well as a Christmas event I held last year. I had quite a few leftovers, so I decided to put them together for the bazaar. They didn't sell very well, but I may have had the price a little too high. My mother-in-law bought four of them from me after I told her they weren't selling well...so sweet (I did the lower the price just for her!)

Decorative Hand Sanitizers

These were pretty good sellers. I had used this idea for a workshop I had done for a friend of mine using Stampin' Up!'s Decor Elements (vinyls). Each of the gals made one of these for their make n take. I decided that they were so simple and fun to make that I'd whip some up for the bazaar. I got a lot of lookers on this one and sold a handful.

Snowman Kisses

These little cuties I made last year, but I must say I love how this year's came out a lot better than last year's version. These are white Tic Tacs that I made a cover for using this tutorial. I had to tweak it a little since she used the large sized Tic Tacs.

Inside it says:
He's cute, cuddly & full of good wishes.
He wants to give you these snowman kisses!

Reindeer Food

These didn't really sell well last year, but I had a few leftover, so I thought I'd bring them out again and see how they sell. Most of the problem is that I don't think people really knew what it was. This would be a fun activity to do with your kids on Christmas Eve. You sprinkle the reindeer food on the lawn so Santa's reindeer can see your house with the "sparkle"...it's made with oatmeal, and green & red sprinkles. People have used glitter in the past, but sprinkles are more "eco-friendly".

Poem on the top of the container:
Sprinkle on the lawn at night,
The moon will make it sparkle bright.
As Santa's reindeer fly and roam,
This will guide them to your home.


Tooth Fairy Tins

I love how these turned out! They are the perfect place for your little one's lost tooth. Stampin' Up! sells the stamp called Tooth Fairy...isn't it perfect? I added a little Dazzling Diamonds glitter for that extra sparkle. I had a small group of moms at the bazaar snag one of these up for their daughters.

Magnetic List Pads

I whipped these out the night before. I had a few leftover pads from an event from last Christmas, so I thought I would use them up for the bazaar. I only had one left by the end of the day. These are list pads that have been cut in half at Staples (they charge a fee per cut). A large magnet is on the back...perfect for the front of your refrigerator to keep your shopping list.

Treat Bags

I thought these would go flying out the door, but I have A LOT of leftovers. Oh well, less work for my next bazaar on December 4th. They didn't take a lot of work, but the candy inside adds up. I used Stampin' Up!'s exclusive Top Note Die as the topper and I has so many bags of candy, I had to keep the decorative part simple.

Hershey Nugget Trays

These were my best sellers! I made some Thanksgiving-themed ones, along with Christmas-themed. I wish I had made more. They were pretty simple. I wrapped Hershey Nuggets (bought in bulk) and then made a "tray" from cardstock and put them in a pretzel bag. I made a tag for each of them and then tied with ribbon. I had seen these from a friend of mine and thought they were adorable!

Jingle All the Way Shadow Box Frames

I decided to see if these might sell and so I made up 5 of the frames from my tutorial using different colored paper for the background. 3 of the 5 frames sold...all to my friends! *wink*

Rudolph's Spares


These were so fun to make, but not one single one sold. I must have had the price right or it's just not what people are looking for. Oh well...I thought they were cute!

Rudolph has a job to do,
On Christmas Eve, it is true.
His nose will always light the way,
for Santa and his big red sleight,
But if his nose should ever go out,
don't cry or whine or even pout.
Take out this bag and use a bit
from Rudolph's Red Nose repair kit.

Purse Post-It Note Holders

I love these!! These were pretty good sellers, too. I took 10 of them and sold 9. They are so fun...open it up and there are post it notes inside. I made some for a birthday party I did a month or so ago. The tutorial can be found here. I kept them simple, mostly because I made them the night before!

Christmas Cards
{sold individually}

Christmas Cards

{sold in packages}I also had greeting cards for sale, but don't have a picture.

Here is my set up at the bazaar...

My little "information station"...
Overall, the bazaar was a big success! I am planning on being a part of one more bazaar coming up on Saturday, December 4th. I'll have most everything ready, but will make some more of the big sellers. It's a lot of stress to get ready for bazaars, but ultimately I enjoy the outcome!

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5 comments:

Kelli said...

I love your table and all of the cute items. You are just so creative and it shows. I hope you have another successful event on the 4th!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Oh my goodness, I love it all! I was all set to make the trip out to Newberg, but it didn't work out :( I was with a friend, and she had wanted to go toward Clackamas, and by the time we were through running errands there wasn't time to head in the opposite direction. It makes me sad {I even had my camera with me, just in case, lol! Um, okay, now do I sound like a stalker?} Maybe another time.

So glad you had a successful bazaar!

Annie Schilperoort Photography said...

Hi Heidi! I wanted to make it out too, but my plans went south. :( ANyway, I know you have the thing I ordered and maybe I can come by and pick it up on Sunday? Also, where is the bazaar your participating in on the 4th? Maybe I can make that one! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

You always make the cutest things Heidi! I am surprised those little snowman bags didn't sell better. I love mine, I was selfish and kept it. No gift giving in that! Actually it's hanging on our tree, ER wanted it on there.

Miller Racing Family said...

Fabulous ideas. We will have to do the reindeer food for Trey's class mates.
Have a great day!

 
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