Wednesday, December 14, 2011
school craft shop 2011
Remember my creations for the kid's holiday craft shop last year? Well, this year my daughter and I noticed that she had a big bag of acrylic craft beads from a yard sale that she hadn't done anything with. We decided to make bracelets to sell in the shop. It was time consuming, but a fun project to do together. We both designed the various patterns, strung them, and attached the clasps.
I had a black velvet skirt that had hardly been worn, so I cut it up and hot glued the edges to one of my discount store bulletin boards. Then I hung the bracelets on the bulletin board tacks.
For fun, I took a picture of Grace adorned with the bangles :), printed the photo in my printer using Dollar Tree photo paper, and stuck it in an old 8x10 frame. For the sale, I propped the bulletin board up in the back with a wooden step stool. Then we displayed the framed photo on an easel next to the bracelets.
When I went in to pick up any bracelets that didn't sell, I found that they were all gone! I guess they were a big hit! Does your local elementary school do holiday craft shops?
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