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  craft fair - 60666 - 03/20/2012 01:21 PM
       craft ideas - Hilary- 03/20/2012 06:05 PM
           more crafts, please - atria- 05/28/2012 10:57 AM
       crafts - tdc- 03/20/2012 09:38 PM
       Craft FAIR - FLActivities- 03/21/2012 06:48 AM
       craft fair ideas - kotoole- 03/21/2012 10:15 AM
       crafts - 60666- 03/22/2012 05:48 AM
       craft fair - hillview- 03/22/2012 07:04 AM
       craft ideas - FLActivities- 03/23/2012 11:46 AM



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Author   Title: craft fair
60666

Registered:
08/22/07
Posted 03/20/2012 01:21 PM

I am looking for some easy crafts we could do for a craft fair during Nursing home week- I already stole some of your ideas from this site, but am wondering if anyone has any other craft ideas that they may have used for a craft fair that went over well.  thanks for your helpKiss



Hilary

Registered:
07/05/11
Posted 03/20/2012 06:05 PM

I made a really cool craft with small mason jars.  We broke cinnamon sticks in half, glued them all around the jars, decorated with ribbon around the centre with a pinecone glued to lid, near ribbon etc.  we put candies in them.  fun and rustic.

facecloth bunnies are really easy too if sale is near Easter.  Our craft group just tie-dyed shirts and we are selling them for our sale, along with scrub tops, sleepers etc.

I have a kazillion craft ideas.........let me know what you are looking for and I will email you some of the crafts I have done.

Hilary

hhamilton@cypressview.org



atria

Registered:
08/29/08
Posted 05/28/2012 10:57 AM

Please send some of your best crafting ideas.  Thanks!

Carol

cjwarboys1@live.com



tdc

Registered:
03/31/11
Posted 03/20/2012 09:38 PM

For our last fundraiser we made window stars (origami stars, waldorf stars).  They went over very well and we sold out.  It is nice because the star can be simple or complex depending on the functioning level of the resident.   The only disadvantage is the paper is hard to find in stores (I ended up ordering it online) and it’s kind of expensive.   The resident love making the stars and we’re constantly getting compliments.  Hope this helps.

http://weefolkart.com/content/kite-paper-window-stars



FLActivities

Registered:
08/21/10
Posted 03/21/2012 06:48 AM

I know it's not what you're looking for, but it's still early enough that you could easily pull it off. Last fall we had our first ever craft fair. I advertised on Craigslist for crafters and had a HUGE response. We did it as a fundraiser, but I wasn't interested in taking a share of their profits. I only charged $20 per table, that's it. We had probably 30 tables. In addition to crafters, I also had reps from Avon, Scenty, Mary Kay, Tupperware, etc.

I advertised the fair in the local paper and either phoned or sent flyers to all the local ALFs, subdivisions, families, volunteers etc. We had tables lined up throughout the entire building and it was very festive. It was a huge success and with 30 tables at $20 each, it was rather successful financially as well.



kotoole

Registered:
07/27/10
Posted 03/21/2012 10:15 AM

I get a majority of my crafting projects from pinterest.com. We are gearing up for a spring craft show and pinterest has been a huge source of inspiration for me. Here are some links to projects we have made and are going to be selling at our craft fair:

http://blueprintcrafts.com/2010/04/tile-coaster-tutorial/ (these turned out really cute!!!)

http://www.joann.com/static/corp/prkit_spring12/pdf/vase.pdf

http://www.etsy.com/listing/68489847/yarn-wreath-felt-handmade-door?ref=v1_other_1

http://www.delightfulcountrycookin.com/2010/08/homemade-air-freshener.html

http://thecraftsdept.marthastewart.com/2011/09/lace-tiles.html

http://www.marthastewart.com/270313/felted-bead-jewelry?czone

http://keepinglifecreative.com/tutorial/diy-felt-bloom/ glue a pin finding on the back and you have a nice brooch. 

http://lifeonthebalcony.com/stylish-diy-container-for-the-balcony-gardener-on-a-budget/

http://jensidea.blogspot.com/2011/06/easy-art-blocks.html?showComment=1315337069886#c1392480705872939486 ( I just made a set of these for my home and they were so easy!)

http://www.curbly.com/users/diy-maven/posts/13470-totally-diyable-scrabble-tile-coasters



60666

Registered:
08/22/07
Posted 03/22/2012 05:48 AM

Thanks for all the great suggestions, love, love love the window stars...I will be trying all these ideas!!  Thanks again

 



hillview

Registered:
10/22/09
Posted 03/22/2012 07:04 AM

This craft is fast and easy to do. We purchased some of the quart canning jars. Filled them up with large gum drop candies--orange in one, red ones in another, green ones in another, and then a mix in yet another jar. Next, we padded the lids with a little bit of stuffing and glue and covered the stuffing with some gingham squares or gingham circles that we had cut out. We secured them with rubber bands and ribbon over the rubber bands. I think we sold them for $6 or $7.00 a jar and they went pretty fast.

FLActivities

Registered:
08/21/10
Posted 03/23/2012 11:46 AM

I thought of something for you. Are you on pinterest? My assistants and I go to that website probably on a weekly basis. We LOVE it and get all kinds of ideas for all sorts of things, not just crafts (we're mostly men so we don't do alot of crafts, lol).