Asked on Oct 15, 2017

What crafts are best to make for a November fundraising event?

Eroque02281027524803Nancy Turner
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  • Sandra Allen
    on Oct 15, 2017

    If you have a limited budget this site will give you tons of ideas. Gag gifts are unique, tend to be cheap to buy so people buy more of them, and are just fun enough to put a smile on everyone's face. I hope this helps.

  • Sharon
    on Oct 15, 2017

    Well if its before Thanksgiving holiday table runners, trivets, centerpieces, decorated candlesticks would be good; then anything for the pampered pet is good... sleep pads, knit dog sweaters, if you live in snow country, outside booties; how about mason jar crafts like candles, bath sets, or ones to grow herbs on window sills with a painted label for each herb,
  • KattywhampusLOL
    on Oct 15, 2017

    Amy Burkard, Hello! I would say the best thing to do would be to concentrate on CHRISTMAS ITEMS, like gifts and decor ;) Thnaks ofr asking HOMETALK what crafts are best to make for a November fundraising event, and good luck with everything. I hope it's a GREAT success! :)
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  • Holiday items are always very popular, oraments, napkin rings, napkins, placemats, runners, stockings and any decorative items. Fancy soaps go well. Candles do well too. Kitchen related items sell too, tea towels, apliance covers, aprons. Think of what you and your friends would buy and for how much. Baby items sell like hotcakes. Keeping the prices friendly ensures volume sales. Of course you should have a few shopping pieces that sell for more. I typically make the rounds of church holiday bazzars and fund raisers, church ladies are great crafters!
  • Ebbjdl
    on Oct 15, 2017

    Start with the season that is coming up, Thanksgiving and Christmas, wreaths. Next put embellishments on the wreaths. Thanksgiving, you can use pumpkins, apples, leaves that have turned color, maybe a ceramic turkey, not too big, gourds, or make a cornecopia ( check that spelling) filled with the things I mentioned in a cone shaped basket. Christmas, you have many choices , reindeer, Santa, small Christmas balls, a stocking, there are too many to mention. Use your given talent, to come up with ideas.
  • Nancy Turner
    on Oct 15, 2017

    I would do anything dealing with Thanksgiving, Christmas and cold weather.
  • 27524803
    on Oct 15, 2017

    Check out Fall Decorating crafts on Pintrest for ideas...
    Things like pint mason jars filled with oatmeal, dried blueberries, rye berries, etc. to put in a crock pot, for a ready-when-you-get-up breakfast. Arrange in jars in layers...Top the jars with a pretty fall fabric ruffle under the ring... (a circle cut with pinking shears).. etc, and a pretty label with ingredients and cooking instructions.
    Easy Crock Pot Cereal: makes 4 cups cooked
    1 Cup whole grains ( choose from : Oatmeal (not instant)Steel cut oatmeal, oat groats, rye berries, whole barley, etc. ) about 1/3 each
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    3-4 cups water
    Optional: 1/2 cup dried fruit: blue berries, strawberries, peaches, apples, etc.
    nuts, such as walnuts or pecans. add 1 tablespoon of flax seeds if desired
    To cook: combine everything in a small crock pot (6 quart size) and stir briefly, just to mix. Cover and set temp to lowest setting (keep warm if your slow cooker has it) and cook 8 hours or overnight.
    Serve with your choice of: brown sugar, maple syrup, whipped or not cream, milk, butter, nuts, fruit, etc.. ENJOY!

    There are lots of other things that people will buy rather than make them themselves, place mats (for Thanksgiving or Christmas) Candles, Specialty glassware (a set of 6 or 8 painted for fall..see Pintrest)

    When I was in Girl Scouts we made interesting candles by filling a milk CARTON with crushed ice, inserting a colored taper candle..and then pouring melted paraffin over it... when set we sprayed with glue and dusted with glitter.. you don't see too many of these today...
    Good Luck... and Happy Crafting

    • 27524803
      on Oct 15, 2017

      here is an idea of what I was suggesting... this one is for cookies... but it could be hot chocolate or the crock pot cereal
  • Eroque022810
    on Oct 15, 2017

    December holiday crafts that you can find on this site. Everyone figures they will get around to making them then they dont. So if you are handy take some boards cut them down and paint then apply some wording about the holiday or season. Add some sprigs of evergreens not natural because they will look awful but some good quality ones from the craft store and apply a hanger in back so that it can be used on wall or door. Or take some thrift store glasses in different sizes and apply glitter add a battery operated tea light and done. If you knit you could make those tiny sweaters people hang on trees and just use whatever warn you have because people decorate with all sorts of non traditional colors, add a loop in back so that it could be hanged on the tree. Go for a walk in your yard or in the park and collect pinecone wash them dry them for at least one full day then glitter those babies up add some matching holiday ribbon or some wire so that they can be be either incorporated in their design services heme whether it be on a wreath or a gift with tag or as place card holder. If you sew then you can make place mats or runners for table. Those are all fairly inexpensive to make and you can sell at least to me. I always think that I will get things done and then I never get around to it and I imagine that I am not the only one. Good luck and I hope that the fund raiser is a big success.

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