I'm so excited about my after Christmas purchases!! It's not really much, but I'm looking forward to making something.
I work at Hobby Lobby in Tulsa, OK. These 3 1/4" smoothfoam stars came 4 to a package for $3.99. They were 90% off. After that, I got my 15% off employee purchase. So these came out to 9 cents for each star!!
I get really excited about great deals! =] Anyway, I was thinking about securing a homespun loop with a pin to make an ornie and covering it with paper pulp. I've seen 100% paper pulp where you just add water but I've never tried it before. Anyone mess with that kind of stuff before? Literally... I know it will be a mess!
Then I really got excited when I saw these candy canes!!
They are going to be so adorable wrapped in homespun! They were also 9 cents for each piece. Since I bought 14 packages and ended up with 56 of them, I thought I could do the paper pulp on some of these too.
For my flea market booth, I bought lots of packages of pre-made gift tags to sell separately.
These were different prices with different quanitites in them. They came out to be 1 cent to 2 cents for each tag! Crazy-ness! I could sell them for a dime and still make $$!
One thing I have discovered about the flea market is that I sell lots of things that I break open from a package. I always look for bags of neat little things, and then I pour them in a glass bowl, bucket or basket that I'm selling. Little bitty alphabet blocks went like crazy! So did my glass Easter eggs last year.
I haven't hit the flea market since school football started back in August. I'm having withdrawals!! My plan is to start back up this month and go at least two Saturdays a month. It's a lot of work to set up and pack up afterwards... but I thoroughly enjoy it! My partner in crime is going to be sailing away on a two week trip/cruise to Hawaii for her 50th birthday, so I'm on my own this month. Oh well, I'll still have the vendors beside me to keep me company.