Making Crafty Items

Updated on September 11, 2009
K.D. asks from Flower Mound, TX
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Hi moms,
Over the years I've been making crafty things such as bowes for my daughter cheer team, diaper cakes for baby showers, homecoming mums for friends. I'm actually very good at it and enjoy it. I would like to know if any of you have any suggestions on how I can get my name out to people that might need these types of things. I'm not looking to start a business or even make money. I just want to do it for fun. I just finished a large project and now find myself bored. I do have pictures of some of the things that I can use.

I dont want to pay to put an add in a magazine. I'm just looking for something simple and possibly free. Like I said this is for fun not a business.

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So What Happened?

Thank you so much for the ideas. I dont have a stock of things at the moment but I guess I'm gonna have to make some and take your ideas and do some craft shows. I have posted on craigs list and have actually gotten some orders to make homecoming mums. I will also be looking into the other sites that were recommended.

If any of you know anyone who might be in need of a diaper cake, homecoming mum or some bowes please give them my #. ###-###-####. I live in Flower Mound.

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answers from Dallas on

Hi K..

Although you say it is for fun, it wouldn't hurt to make a little cash doing something that you enjoy.

Look at It is a website to sell all home-made items.



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Hi, K.! Making crafts is a very good hobby and it keeps our sanity. You say you just do crafts for fun and are not out to make money, but with the economy the way it is, you should think about making money and just putting it aside for your kids' future.

Our church is having its annual Fall Fest in Keller, on Oct. 10th and 11th. We have a Craft Fair along with it and are still looking for vendors with home-made items. We do charge for the booths, but at least you can sell your items and talk to people on a one-on-one basis. Maybe you can swap with other vendors also. I am a Tupperware Consultant and I do that with some vendors. Let me know what you think. Call me at ###-###-#### and I can give you more details.

I have a 8-yr. old granddaughter and she loves to do crafts with me and loves to sit with me at the craft fairs when I set up wuth Tupperware! You are blessed to have three girls!!



answers from Dallas on

Etsy is a great way to get started. It only cost .20cents per listing and a small fee for a sale. Really easy to use.
I sell hair bow holders and I got started making a hardcover book that you can buy online with pictures of my work. I placed my book in my kids school in the teachers lounge.
I found some other places to drop my book off at.
I am a mom of four and was just looking to do something for me (love to make stuff) and now I am looking at getting someone to help me part time with all my orders.
Hope this helps, you can ask me any questions about Etsy if you need help.

My store is



answers from Dallas on

Check out - it's a great place to post your homemade items. My friends and I shop a ton on etsy.



answers from Dallas on

Not sure where you live, but the Michaels on 377 in Keller is looking for someone experience in making Homecoming mums. Around the high schools,there are usually signs posted by people who make mums. Our homecoming is so early this year (next weekend?) but others are later.



answers from Dallas on

Hi K.,

I wish I had a talent like yours! I love love love girly bows!

Anyway, if you live in Denton, I just spoke to a woman who is organizing a "swap meet" kind of gathering at the civic center. It was there last month and it was more like a very small indoor garage sale. People had odds and ends for sale but I noticed a couple of women had brought items they made (shirts, dresses, etc.) and were selling them. Just an FYI, I bought a cute homemade (home sewn) shirt for my daughter. That could be a place to sell your inventory and possibly solicit for business (if you made flyers). The woman at the civic center said a booth is $25 but you could probably make that up in selling some of your stuff or contracting for future projects.

Just a thought!




answers from Dallas on

Hi K., check out it's fairly cheap to list and I've had some success selling pendants online there. My store is
It's .20 to list and they take a small percentage when you sell an item. is another similar site that is free.
A good start would be to create your etsy store then get some cheap business cards made with the website address on it. You can sell a lot through word of mouth and having a card for contact info is great. You can also list your information on Mamasource as a mom owned business for free. You don't have to start up a business to do it this way!



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Could you email me some pictures of your ideas, I need bows and tutus and stuff for props? Any ideas


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