What do you do with the things you've made?

I like to make lots of different things, but once they are finished i dont really know what to do with them. most things i make dont tend to have a use. except the odd bit of jewellery or cards. i sometimes give them as gifts to friends and family, but im getting to the point where there isnt enough people to give them to. and my room is full of stuff i dont know what to do with. I also considered selling some of them but im not really sure if they are of a quality that people would pay good money for.

Any suggestions??? Happy

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7 replies since 28th January 2013 • Last reply 28th January 2013

Join swaps to trade with other crafters, or just give your friends more stuff.
A lot of. What I make usually gets stored away in organizer boxes until I have someone to give it to. Or have a use for it myself.

Anything that's super high quality, I usually try to sell. Maybe have a yardsale or find a craft boutique with a fair commission rate and sell stuff there... or just sell bundles of things to friends and family.

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Another nice thing is give something away to soemone who needs it! I made a few blankets that were very helpful in an elderly home Happy

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I'm right there with you!! I agree with E.G. I made the bookmarks I posted for friends. I asked what kind they would like. For my body products, I gave them options and let them choose. With some of my jewelry I took them apart and use the materials again.
Like I said, I soooo feel you on this one lol

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I give most of my finished projects to friends, family, and co-workers. Selling is a good ideal, you should give it a try and see what happens. Or you could donate some of your projects to local shelters in your area.

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Hmm ... I guess I'm just one of those people that actually have to need something before making it so my advice to you is make only the things you need. Believe me, it's way more satisfying to make something and use it than to make it and just stash it somewhere Happy

As for the stuff you already have at home ... Make it seen. If it's jewelry, wear it. If it's art or furniture or something, put it on display. That way people other than you will see it, maybe like it and you can then give/sell it to them Happy Or you can organize a swap here and trade it in for something more useful to you Happy

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I like to use the things I make. My house is decorated by my design. The other thing i like to do is make christmas gifts. I made over 100 gifts 60 were christmas ornaments. It brings me pleasure to know my gifts will be pulled out year after year.

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Thanks all! these are some great ideas!

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