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Thread: Christmas bazaars

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    Does anyone have ideas for Christmas ornaments, decorations or small gift items that are quick, easy and inexpensive to make? Our church is participating in a Christmas bazaar with several other area churches this year. We especially need ideas for small items that can be sold for $5 or less.

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    Pot holders- towels with the hanging topper- pin cushions

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    the Christmas bulb ornaments would sell

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    Mug Rugs would like be a huge hit at bazaars at anytime of the year!! Have a demo, with some mugs and a treat sitting on them to show how sensible they are!

    Individuals could make them, or you could have a group get together and have a fun day of making them and perhaps other crafts as a joint effort.

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    I have made tons of ornament balls... buy the satin balls ( I usally get mine at garage sales or Goodwill) insert small beading pins with sequins and beads. cover completely or make designs.
    mug rugs, placemats,table toppers,hanging towels are usually a hit too

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    I am making mug rugs for our church auction.

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    can you google image search "easy Christmas ornaments"? Some of those ideas might work for you ... I'm not sure what materials you were thinking of using or have on hand.

    Gift card holders? (again, google for ideas)

    Christmas gift bags? (get the plain brown or white ones from Michaels and decorate with stickers, stamps, and other items.

    Make simple gift bags out of fabric.

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    with the economy the way it is...Christmas is going to be "useful items only" for many people!
    Try to find what YOUR area would most likely buy.
    Elderly will always buy for kids first..them selves last..but do think of them.
    Walker bags, small lap throws, pocket tissue holders. Avoid anything with buttons!
    For kids buy some coloring books at the $1 store and make the cloth covers for them where they can also store 8 crayons!
    here are some sites to check out!
    http://www.sewing.org/html/charitysew.php
    http://www.freeneedle.com/
    http://www.coatsandclark.com/Crafts/Sewing/Projects/

    There thousands more...but this is a great start!

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    Coaster sets the kind that you can put the stem of the glass inand carry around with you we make them and sell for three to five dollars a set of four people love them mug rugs -- we buy a dollar store coffee mug and display with cookies and sell for five dollars if we sell with the mugs we charge seven

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    The tube bags that you can store plastic store bags in are popular here.

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    How about some crockpot cozies? I made a few for my friends, they loved them!
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-61326-1.htm

    Coffee cozies would be another good one!

    How about those snap bags everyone is crazy over?

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    This is probably not what you had in mind, but I remember years ago, my grandmother and her two daughters would save the empty thread spools and "dress them up" and put on the Christmas tree for decorations. Very easy to do. Take pretty scrap fabric and glue. Use the glue to attach fabric to spool. Gramma used a heavy thread as the hanger to attach the decorated spool on the tree. Now days, pipe cleaners would do just as good or better...

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    Quote Originally Posted by countrycottage
    Does anyone have ideas for Christmas ornaments, decorations or small gift items that are quick, easy and inexpensive to make? Our church is participating in a Christmas bazaar with several other area churches this year. We especially need ideas for small items that can be sold for $5 or less.

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    Try these Christmas ornaments. These were posted last Christmas and are just beautiful. They don't look hard to make. I think there are tutorials on them.

    http://www.make-stuff.com/projects/quiltball.html

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    I like covers for Bibles that have pockets to hold pens and paper.

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    How about one or more of the umpteen pincushion ideas posted on the Boards?

    A classic ... pot holders!

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    The scrubbers crocheted from nylon net!
    One of the few things I LOOK for!

    "Cocoa kit" - a packet of cocoa mix, candy cane, and mini marshmallows in a plastic baggie with a cute verse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    "Cocoa kit" - a packet of cocoa mix, candy cane, and mini marshmallows in a plastic baggie with a cute verse.
    How about completing the kit with a Mug Rug and putting them all into a Mug?

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    corn or rice bags

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    What a great idea! I love it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaL
    I like covers for Bibles that have pockets to hold pens and paper.

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