Lisa Lam, of www.u-handbag.com, has a great article on the Craft::Boom site about some quick and easy holiday items you can make and sell this holiday season. Basically, Lisa has a list of items that should do well over the holiday shopping season. You can get more detail by visiting the article, but here's her list:
- Tree Ornaments
- Candle Holders
- Bags, Purses, or Clutches
- Napkin Rings, Place Mats, and Seating Card Holders
- Scented Candles, Potpourri, Ornaments, and Mini Pillows
- Christmas Cards and Wrapping Paper
- Christmas Stockings
- Baby Bibs, Soft Toys, Booties, and Mittens
- Doggie Jackets
- Scarves, Mittens, Socks, Hats, and Slippers
- Hair Decorations
- Brooches and Corsages
In the article, Lisa suggests that you minimize the Santa Claus and Christmas Tree themed items, and focus more on the winter theme as this has a broader appeal, and is much longer lived than the Christmas holiday.
If you're looking for some great ideas for some holiday craft fairs, or on your own online craft site, then check out Lisa's article on Craft::Boom.
P.S. I just wanted to let you know that the photo of the handmade ornaments in this post is from Robyn Goodwin of www.3hipsisters.com, run by Robyn and her two sisters (hence, the name of the site). They offer some incredible handmade crafts, and if you're looking for a unique gift, check out their site!