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Topic: Gourd Snowmen ornaments and tree topper- Pricing question  (Read 2348 times)
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« on: December 19, 2010 12:09:18 PM »

I hope these are in the right place. I wasn't sure whether to put them in knitting, polymer clay, or somewhere else so they wound up here. Please feel free to move them if there's a better location for them!

My daughter is in 7th grade and is a crafty girl. Next year she wants to go on the 8th grade trip to Washington DC. Problem is, it's an expensive trip ($600!!). So she decided to try making something crafty to sell at the annual holiday craft show at their high school next November to help raise the money for the trip. She also loves anything she can grow in her little garden so we decided to do something with gourds, one of her favorite things. She used mini bottle gourds to make primitive snowmen ornaments and the larger bottle gourds to make a tree topper for our Christmas tree this year. She burned the design into the gourds and filled in the color with some alcohol inks we have. Then she shaped carrot noses from polymer clay around toothpicks and she glued them into tiny holes drilled into the faces. She recruited me to knit tiny little hats and scarves for them. The knitted scarves didn't hang very well, so we opted to just loosly braid some yarn for those.

So opinions needed, how much should she charge for these? She has probably about $1 or so in each of the smaller ones and maybe $1.50-2.00 in the larger ones. They only take her about an hour each to make and I can make the hats in 30 minutes or less, depending on the size and how many interruptions I get.  Roll Eyes I was thinking ornaments for $3 each or 4 for $10 and the larger ones for somewhere in the $7-9 range. Is that too much? Or too little? Also, I was thinking of knitting some lacy angel wings for the tree topper but I'm not sure it needs it. What do you think? Too cheesy? Thanks for all of your help!

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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2010 12:17:01 PM »

to be honest, i'd say 5 -7 for the small ones and 10-15 for the bigger ones...
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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2010 12:27:21 PM »

I would agree!  They are very well done and that counts big time when you are pricing!  I know it depends on the people who will be buying, but $5-$15 sounds completely reasonable to me! Good luck to your daughter in her fund raising efforts! Smiley

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