After making the first snowmen out of ping pong balls from the dollar store, I knew I had to make more. I just know that these will be great sellers this year at my shows. So when I was at the dollar store a couple of weeks ago, I bought up 10 packages of 8. I bought 5 packages of the small hooks at Walmart at $.97 each. I also bought 5 packages of ribbon at Hobby Lobby, on sale for $1 ea. Total cost: $20. This will make 80 ornaments at a total cost of $.25 ea. I will sell them for $1, a great bargain for the customer, a good profit for me.
Now the trick to doing this many of anything is to do them production line style. First I attached all the hangers. Next the ribbon. Then to paint the faces, with this many, you have to be able to hang them up to dry. I paint eyes on all first....then all the noses....then the mouths, and finally I blush them. So here is what the craft room looks like, in process:
So, try a production line for your next project. You will save so much time!