Christmas Crafts for Church Bazaars

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Christmas Crafts for Church Bazaars
Handmade ornaments generally sell well at church bazaars. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Church bazaars offer multiple incentives for vendors to sell crafts. Table rental is often inexpensive, and these sales usually attract crowds of people who come to buy homemade Christmas presents. Choosing a craft on which to focus your time and effort might prove to be challenging, but there are several ideas that are neither expensive or time-consuming and are almost sure to sell well.

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Bath Salts

Bath salts are simple to make and can be packaged in a variety of creative ways. For a basic recipe, mix 4 cups Epsom salt with 4 cups sea salt; add 1 tablespoon baking soda. Enhance your bath salts with a variety of scents and dyes available at most craft stores. Be sure to choose elements that are made specifically for bath salts or soap that will not irritate the skin. Choose scents that are Christmas-themed, such as gingerbread or vanilla. Place your bath salts in Christmas-patterned organza bags or glass jars. Create labels on your computer's desktop publishing program that describe the scent of the bath salts and contain the list of ingredients.

Christmas Ornaments

Hundreds of techniques have been introduced to create Christmas ornaments. Select a crafting method that matches your crafting ability and enjoyment. Hand-paint glass Christmas bulbs with glitter paint or latex craft paint. Fill plain glass bulbs with potpourri and trim with lace or ribbon for a Victorian effect. Paint wooden ornaments with popular sports slogans or Christmas greetings. Create felt ornaments and sell them as candy cane embellishments. Display your ornaments on a small tree at your booth.

Painted Mugs

Coffee mugs make a versatile gift that appeals to many age groups. Family Corner website recommends using acrylic enamel paint for this project and baking the mugs at 176 degrees Cor a half hour after you have finished painting them. Choose designs that you are comfortable with as an artist; they can be as simple or as elaborate as you desire. Stencils and patterns are useful when deciding what to design. Fill your mugs with hot chocolate packets, candy or other small gifts.

Decorative Signs

Signs with silly or wise sayings are simple to produce and require minimal materials. Acquire several thin slats of scrap lumber. Purchase premade shapes, or cut the lumber into shapes with a handsaw. Drill two holes in the top of each piece of wood so that you will be able to thread a rope through them. Paint with acrylic craft paints or spray-paint each sign in the background colour of your choice. Allow to dry. Write silly or wise sayings on each sign with craft markers or paint. Thread rope or twine through the holes on each sign to use for a hanger. Stencil or freehand designs on the signs for added embellishment.

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