December 28, 2005

Sarah: Crafty

Doesn't everyone want a little extra income? I've been trying to think of a craft item I make that people would pay money for. Here's my list so far, but leave a comment if you have any ideas.
I added potential price ranges, so please let me know what you think would be reasonable

  • Bath/beauty products $3-15 (I saw a 4 oz lotion bar selling for $9.50)
    (along the lines of what Lisa, Mom, Jessie, Mallory, and Marci recieved for Christmas)

  • Bud vases that hang in your window. $10
    I have yet to make up a prototype. This idea is still in my head, but I will post a picture when I make one (possibly this weekend).

  • Mosaic-ed items of some kind
    possibly picture frames, or this could be on a commission basis.

  • Marble magnets $5-10

  • Pins - 1.5 in. size $.30-.75 per pin
    (so far I've focused on celebrity faces, which I could not sell, but I could make some with words or drawings)

  • Record bowls (with their corresponding album cover made into a jewelry box) $10-25
    These have a hole in the bottom and are not for cereal. Dry foodstuffs or display items only.

  • Take-out boxes $5-15
    (again, like the girls got for Christmas - metal, for display or uses like holding pens)

    Does anyone have any ideas? Are you sympathetic in my quest? What would you pay me to make for you? What do people pay you to make?

    Posted by sarah at December 28, 2005 01:17 PM
  • Comments

    I saw some small pins for sale made with the flowered origami paper. Maybe on MightyGoods?

    Posted by: lisa on December 28, 2005 01:58 PM

    I might pay as much as $20 for a record bowl/jewelry box set if the record it was made from was funny or meaningful in some way. Also, I have two books from the library to make into those notebooks we saw.

    Posted by: lisa on December 28, 2005 02:00 PM

    Yay! I love those notebooks!

    Posted by: sarah on December 28, 2005 02:57 PM

    Lotion bars. The scented kind. I am a fan. I get comps, everyone else pays five bucks

    Posted by: AC on December 28, 2005 03:09 PM

    I loved those lotion bars that you made. I would defenitly pay for those. Also The record bowls sounds cool. If you could get those into like a botique(?) or something like that I think they would sell.

    Posted by: Marci on December 28, 2005 06:10 PM

    A friend of mine bought a button machine and made his rent money selling buttons on ebay. He would make them to order (even did celebrities, movies, and music buttons) if the customer wanted them made to order, and he also sold premade. I think your record bowls idea is great! This is glamtart from digs, by the way. :)

    Posted by: Mandy on December 29, 2005 09:51 AM

    You should post pictures of the things you have made already!

    Posted by: lisa on December 29, 2005 10:17 AM

    I will take photos tonight and Lisa will teach me how to post them. This weekend I will work up a bud vase prototype. I have requested information regarding the Salt Lake Downtown Farmers Market, and we'll see what I find out. Thanks for your input, everyone!

    Posted by: sarah on December 29, 2005 10:33 AM

    SARAH THATS A GREAT IDEA YOU ARE A GENIUS!!! (are you figgin happy?)

    Posted by: Mallory on December 29, 2005 04:27 PM

    I'm so figgin happy right now. Pictures to come tomorrow!

    Posted by: sarah on December 29, 2005 04:28 PM

    Only eating figgy pudding could make me figgin happier.

    Posted by: lisa on December 30, 2005 08:14 AM

    That sounds like an awesome idea sarah! I think you should make the little take out things as like a little package just like you did for us for christmas. It could be your packaging! your trademark lol. Also I would totally make purses to go in your little boutique ;-) but seriously i would!

    Posted by: Jessie on December 30, 2005 11:56 AM
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