In this article we will look at how to make crepe paper flowers for a craft fair. I will provide you with a few tips on what types of flowers, arrangements and centerpieces will make you money and keep your customers coming back for more.
If you do not know how to make crepe paper flowers yet then your first step obviously is to learn how. Making paper flowers is so easy that children make them all the time and they turn out beautifully! You will need a book on making your flowers, crepe paper and the supplies listed in the book. Read the book from cover to cover and make sure you have all the supplies it says you need.
If you already know how to make paper flowers then get your book and supplies out and get ready! I cannot stress enough how important the book is to paper flower making success, even if you have made dozens of flowers in the past. Having the wrong leaves with a flower or to short of a stem can spell disaster for your new business venture.
The first tip and probably most important one I can share with you is – you have to spend a little money to make money! There will be a charge for the space at the craft fair and you will need to purchase some supplies if your supply is short. You want to make the very best crepe paper flowers you possible can. The people who see your flowers and take a business card at the craft fair will refer you to their friends if they like your work. In the business world word of mouth is the best type of advertising.
Let us look at the types of flowers you can make; roses are a number one seller, almost every woman loves roses! It has been proven time and time again. Orchids and seasonal flowers will be your other best sellers. However, you should also have an assortment of other flowers as single flowers or some sort of a small centerpiece. Colors – use a wide assortment of colors for your flowers.
If you have a good amount of flowers you can make an arrangement or centerpiece for a customer while they wait or shop elsewhere and then return to pick it up. Make sure you have a nice variety of vases and containers available for the customers to choose from as well as any extra decorations you may feel are appropriate.
For example if you are at a craft sale just before Christmas you will want to have Christmas centerpieces ready to go and flowers, containers and little extras (small plastic Santas, angels, snowmen etc…) as well as baskets and Christmas color lace and ribbons. If all your flowers are made it should not take you very long to make a centerpiece. Make sure you have an area for putting the centerpieces together as well. Do not forget the scented oils to add to the flowers if the customers want them.
Most importantly charge a fair price. It took you time and energy and money to make the flowers so figure out how much money it cost to make the flowers or centerpieces and add a percentage to that for your time. Also remember when pricing your flowers and arrangements that people are not walking ATM machines especially during the holiday season so come up with a price that is fair to you and the buyer.
If you have some extra time on your hands and are looking for a little or a lot of extra income maybe it is time you learned how to make crepe paper flowers.