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09-30-2008, 10:58 PM
Pretty long question. I am going to have a booth in a small town craft fair. i did finally find one with only a $10.00 fee! I'm so excited! I am also doing a Multi-vendor Holiday Open House the next day. BUSY weekend, I know. I don't want to order too much product or not enough.

I didn't sell very much at my first show and I had ordered way too much. So I don't know how much I should cut it down. Cuz since it is going to be closer to the Holidays, I figure more people will be likely tobuy. How many jar candlesshould I order?

And, also has anyone ever made the votive roses? Whereare the directionson how tomake these? Are they very time consuming?


10-01-2008, 03:41 AM
I always have about 18 jars with me..2-SOCP, 2-French Vanilla, -Hot apple pie and then a mix of others. I take votives, melts, pies, buns,soap. I dont mess with the crafty items...I sell how the product comes to us.
If you dont have some thing they want normally the people live close by for pickup.
Hope this helps.

10-01-2008, 04:20 AM

I will email you the directions for the votive roses. Did you get that CV sheet I emailed the other day?

10-01-2008, 05:20 AM
I also have about 18 -24 jars as well as some melts, votives, buns and bars. A few pies too but for some reason, they dont sell well for me so I stick to a nice jar display.
I don't do any crafts..somepeople love them but time is money and to me, the profitis too low for me to spend that time . But like I said, others love it, so to each their own.

10-01-2008, 06:38 AM
Yes I did get the CV sheet. Thanks! Thanks for all the advice ladies!

10-01-2008, 08:11 AM
Hi Rochelle,

There are step by step directions for making votive roses in the Back Office/Crafters Corner. (By the way, if you know of someone sporting orthodontic-wear, those tiny elastics work very well for securing the tulle!)

Also, I was just browsing the Uline catalog and I see that they have "sleeves" and "boxes" for flowers....might be really cute way to package, esp. for Valentine's Day gift giving.



10-01-2008, 08:14 AM
Hi Debra,
Just wanted to share an idea for displaying the pies. At a recent fair, we took one of each of the pies out, put them on a cooling rack (like what you'd use for cookies). Behind that display, we had a picnic basket filled with the gift boxes. The display was very attention getting and the pies got picked up and sniffed over and over again. People loved them, and best of all, they bought them. When we interacted with our shoppers, we pointed out that they're triple wicked, and hand-painted, really "works of art' and that they burn beautifully.


10-01-2008, 10:23 AM
Hey Deb!
Thanks for that idea. Must look so pretty!

I agree the visual helps. Maybe I'll try it this year..have 2 school fairs lined up at the moment.


10-01-2008, 10:28 AM
That isa great idea. I am also keeping my eye out for a child size oven...looking for something metal. I think that would be cute to have the oven door open and some on top of the stovetop.

10-02-2008, 08:53 AM
You mean like a Betty Crocker Easy Bake oven? That would be a cute display!smileys/smiley4.gif

10-02-2008, 09:42 AM
That is a great idea, Jennie.
I remember my Easy Bake oven. I loved it (much more than the one I got in adulthood, LOL!).

On the topic of pies, though...

10-02-2008, 09:56 AM
Is that a new strawberry pie?
Yes, I do mean an Easy Bake...I love to cook now and it all started with my EB oven. I used to make everything in it!
I am still searching for the oven. I saw a mini cast iron stove/oven but it was to heavy to cart around, and expensive.

10-02-2008, 09:57 AM
Thanks for posting that pic Deb! That sure is a beautiful pie!smileys/smiley2.gif

Gonna have to get a few pies for myself to enjoy......That strawberry cream and the key lime pie look scrumptious!

10-02-2008, 09:59 AM
You should try Ebay. You might be able to get a used one for cheap. Let us know if you find anything!

Yolanda in New York

10-02-2008, 10:09 AM
That is a great idea!! I will do that tonight.

10-02-2008, 10:17 AM
Oh my goodness...Ebay is loaded with EB ovens. I am going to tell on myself but the ones I remember are called Vintage..I think they are the most realistic looking.
Happy Shopping!