What is your best Church Bazaar money maker?
Marjorie from Delaware
A couple of years back a friend and I bought some wooden embroidery hoops, lace remants, and loose potpourri. We hot glued one lace piece, cut to size, to one side of the hoop, filled half way with potpourri, and fitted the top, already fitted with lace, right over the top. Accessorize with a small bow and loop for hanging. We made a hansome little profit and it was a fun way to spend an afternoon. Make sure you are extra thrifty for what you pay for the materials and price them for between $5 and $10 (dependent on size). Added bonus, your house smells wonderful for days afterwards! Good luck
I think the tea cup and saucer lights using candle stick lights is cute and you can do so many combos if you decide to use this one email me I can help ya get it started and tell you how to do it I make them for friends and the cups saucers are so cheap and lights you can find in thrift for so cheap plug in candle lights!
I'd love to hear how you make the tea cup lights. Please post the instructions and a pics , if you can, as Ii know many would appreciate it! Thanks!
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Our church holds its annual bazaar every November. I am looking for some simple crafts that I could make and sell.
Louise in FL
Bake several desserts to take to be sold either in pieces or as a whole.
Are you good at making wreaths? Do you have access to pinecones? My sister sent me a pinecone wreath she made.
How about fixing grabbags for Mom's to buy for their kid's birthday parties? Grandparents could, also buy them for gift giving, little somethings, etc. These could also be tucked away for a rainy day or be kept to put in Easter baskets or Halloween goodie bags.
I hope I can make this so you'll understand. A few years ago, I bought a Scissors Holder. The lady had taken a nice & pretty potholder. Turned it where one corner was at the top & folded the 2 sides in. For each side, she sewed a few stitches as you would if you'd put a button on, but just enough to make each side stay. She, then, took a plastic o-ring & stitched it to the top edge of the potholder, to be used as a hanger.
1 nice (sturdy), pretty potholder
1 plastic o-ring
gold flat braid rope
hot glue gun
needle & thread
These look nice. They hold several pairs of scissors. I gave my Mom one, she said she'd never seen one before. It keeps your scissors handy & in plain sight. If you're into crafts, this would be one EZ product you could make several in no time at all. I don't remember what I paid for them, but I'm sure they'd sell at a craft sale or yard sale. Put a pair of scissors in it, for show, if you didn't want to stand there & be constantly telling what it was. Be sure to put that your scissors aren't for sale. Scissors are costly anymore.
I love book marks. They could be as simple or as fancy as you want to make them. I've seen crocheted book marks or some made out of holiday cards.
I have a CD that has 11 crochet and craft patterns. They are all things that could be made and sold at Church Bazaars. Some of them are Easter, some are Christmas, and some are non seasonal ideas. Here is the Thrifty Fun link to check them out. There is a Hat Pot Lid Holder that can be made from scrap yarn in just a few minutes.
Harlean from Arkansas
badwater... I'd love to see a pic... I don't understand how the scissors stay in place.