Thursday, November 3, 2011

Favorite past bazaar items

Are we all starting to think Christmas now?! I start thinking Christmas in July since I run a bazaar here in Canby. Shameless plug: Check out St. Patrick's Holiday Craft Bazaar Nov 12th 9am-4pm and Nov 13th 9am-2pm. 498 NW 9th St, Canby, OR 97013

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One of the reason I love to put on this show is that all of the vendors sell ONLY homemade crafts, gifts, decor and food! We have everything from scarves to caramels, it is one stop shopping for sure. In past years I have had a booth as well as coordinating, but this year with a 2 year old running around (usually stealing my scissors!) it wasn't possible. To inspire you though, here are my favorite bazaar items I have sold in the past!

First is: Playdough!

You can make your own playdough by following this recipe:
Basic ingredient ratios:
1 cups flour
1 cups warm water
1/2 cup salt
1 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 Tablespoon cream of tartar (optional for improved elasticity)
for color and a bit of scent add 1 package of Kool Aid of your choice!
Put everything in a pan over medium heat. Stir until it forms a ball. Transfer to waxed paper to cool. Once cool enough to handle knead until smooth.

Package in your favorite little containers, the small containers are perfect to take to restaurants to keep little hands busy while waiting for food.

Take that recipe and package up the dry ingredients with a package of Kool Aid, and you have a great do it yourself gift too! Make sure to include directions.

Last is Reindeer food. I layered green and red sprinkles with oats in a clean baby food container. These are super cute and the kids love them. We made this one of our traditions and sprinkle them on the lawn before they go down for bed on Christmas Eve.

What is your favorite items to find at bazaars?

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  1. The reindeer food is super, I love the container that it's in, you can see all the colors and sparkles.

  2. Haha...reindeer food! I haven't seen that before! So glad you shared at One Artsy Mama!

  3. Would LOVE it if you could share this on my link party at

    Natasha xxx

  4. love the reindeer food idea! It would be a great gift for my daughter's classmates too!

  5. I always give the kids reindeer food to sprinkle on the lawn on Christmas Eve. Your packaging is beyond sweet. Thanks for linking up to Make the Scene Monday!