Every year I make wreaths and give them to family, friends and some customers. I make them out of grape vines and then I stick fresh greenery, holly and some glittery decorations add some ribbon and viola!
This year I decided to try making some hanging baskets and some arrangements people could put beside their front door outside for Christmas.
I made a hanging basket and took it to the scrap yard as a little gift. The boss wasn’t there when I dropped it off so she was surprised this morning when she got to work.
When I got there today the first thing she said to me was how beautiful it was and what would I charge for one. I said $25? She said “Sold!!” So tomorrow I am dropping off two of them for her.
I am going to approach Lepp’s Market about renting the little hut they sell corn out of in summer from now until Christmas and see if I can sell some arrangements and wreaths. I might charge a bit more because I have to pay Lepp’s something.
What do you think, is $35 too much? I was thinking the hanging baskets could be $35 and the arrangements have two sizes small for $20 and a large for $40. The wreaths I haven’t made yet or I would have shown you a picture but I think $20 – $30 for a large wreath. I make the grape vine wreath and decorate it so it’s a lot of work plus I have to buy ribbon and other decorations to give them some bling.
Gee all I would have to do is sell 5 of each and I’d have $300, I would probably clear half of that by the time I cover materials. I get my greenery from the forest, and my holly I get from Bud Haddrell’s holly tree that is still standing in town. Its a huge old tree and just laden with the tiny red berries that are so traditionally Christmas.
I can’t help it, I have been singing Christmas carols today. I love Christmas so much, I am going to miss decorating this year. I have my collection of nutcrackers that I’ve collected for 35 years and added a new one every year and my angel collection, my Dickens Village collection, my Santa Claus collection, the Nativity scene, my rocking horse collection. (I used to have a big house)
Six Rubbermaid containers full of decorations, they are probably my most valuable possession.
Anyway, tomorrow I will be selling two hanging baskets first thing in the morning so that should boost my courage enough to go talk to Lepp’s about their corn hut. I think it would be fun to be out there selling them, and Lepp’s is where I get those delish pulled pork sandwiches.
Wish me luck!