As I've mentioned, the DH and I are preparing for several Halloween parties this weekend, so I thought I'd get a word in, and a project to share, just in case I don't get another post in this weekend. Of course, I'm still going to try -- LOL!!!
I don't know whether I've ever told you or not, but it's coming into the season to start my toiletry making. These are the only items I sell! I make toiletry baskets, containers, and products that personal customers buy for gift-giving, and I have several shops,boutiques, a couple of spa salons and 2 hotels here in the Chicago area I cater too. The "andsome" in Cuteandsome stands for "Some Romantic Evening". My entire name is Ain't That Cute and Some Romantic Evening. I do romance baskets for Christmas and New Year's Eve for specific "romance" suites for 2 hotels. However, my biggest obstacle is how to package small items I put in the shops/stores, so this year I'm trying to plan ahead. As I was tearing through some boxes, I ran across several of these plastic bells which I'd used to create candy centerpieces for a friends anniversary, and I had plenty of them leftover. So I wondered if I could use them to hold small bottles of the parfum/colognes I make. So I gathered some velvet ribbon, the plastic bells, some gold Peel-offs, some stickers and a few $1 store ornaments:
And here's what I came up with to package my small bottles of cologne/parfum:
Isn't this cute?!!! I think I'll use them for soap ball ornaments too! Last year, my friend sold over 200 little bottles -- alone --of my parfums, and one of the salons, sold about 100, because they make nice little quick stocking stuffers for people to just grab and buy. Last year I'd packaged them in cute boxes but wanted something a bit different to try to get back the cost of what I put into buying my supplies after sharing the profits. I'm hoping this is worth the dollar extra I'll be charging. It's all in the packaging, you know!!! I really don't like selling anything but it does give me extra money to buy craft supplies and not have to dig so deep into the hubby's pocket so soon after the holiday seasons!!!
Let me know what you think!!! I really do appreciate your feedback!
Now, I wish everyone of you a very happy Halloween weekend!!! I'll be back!