Religious Craft Sell?

Do religious or spiritual type crafts sell well in your area?
Posted By: Sharon G (Oklahoma)
Date: 2003/4/10 3:22 p.m.

According to surveys 94% of Americans (not sure about the Canadians-sorry) profess to be religious people. Of course since 9/11 these figures may be even higher. So, question of the week is: do religious crafts sell in your area? And do you make any and if so, what type...Thanks for your feedback . Sharon

re: do religious or spiritual type crafts sell well
2003/4/10 3:22 p.m.

I started scroll sawing crosses this year, and they sold well. I have 3 different types of Nativity Scenes, one of the styles sold well. The other 2 styles are geared more towards being a childs set, so I think that's why they didn't sell. Noah's Ark toy w/animals - have sold a few in the past couple years. I think it is more the price tag that keeps more people from buying it. Theresa

re: your crosses sound pretty theresa
2003/4/10 3:22 p.m.

I love scroll saw work...something we don't do ourselves I had a lady in yesterday looking for Noah's Ark Stuff and of course the craze for that was past so noone had it. I used to have a whole booth of nothing but Noah's Ark a couple years ago. She was opening a daycare center and calling it "Noah's Ark" so is decorating all the house in it. I am supposed to paint her a mailbox w/Noah on it too. I do scripture plaques 5x7 and 8x10 and they sell really well. Have a vendor that does ceramic oval plaques, about 3 inches tall, has scriptures etc on them. Not sure how they will sell as they've only been in the shop about a week. I think you are probably right on the price tag thing. People seem to be watching what they spend. Thanks for the input.

yes and no!
2003/4/10 3:22 p.m.

Hello, I did a craft show at a church last summer, and I figured church craft fair, religious merchandise, right, no wrong. I did not sell one thing that was religious at the craft show. But the following week I did a craft show (street fair) and sold a lot of items. I guess you have to go by the rule, it depends on what people are looking for at that time and place. donna

re: right on karen ...sorta like we went to
2003/4/10 3:22 p.m.
the watermelon festival last year.

Everyone said, take anything watermelon and it will sell...yeah right!! made all this stuff I usually don't (watermelon stuff) and only sold 2 little pieces. They wanted anything that wasn't watermelon so you never know until you get there and see what type crowd it will be. Sometimes after I've done a particular show for a couple years, I can usually figure out what definately DOESN'T sell and go from there. Does that make sense I enjoy the scripture plaques but that's about all I do myself. Am trying to do some of the little yo-yo angels Eileen shared w/us. Mom has the yoyos made, now I have to detail them I just now got around to finishing the gift bags she made LAST November maybe I will be a little faster this time.

re: do religious or spiritual type crafts sell wel
2003/4/10 3:22 p.m.
Sometimes yes sometimes no.

I don't have a lot, but the ones I do have are small items, like the prayer rock ($1) sometimes really go , others so so. I do a little bible, $1 same thing. I do a easter nail, that sell fantastic, the christmas nail, sells well, I do a Christmas tree prayer, sells very well, A little wooden cross with a poem, sell fairly well. You never know from one show to the next. The clay pot nativities sell real well at christmas. Do a couple sizes. The end. rhonda

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