Saturday, February 20, 2016

"Remember Spring" Altered Birdhouse

Hey y'all! I'm back with a second post today, lol! I forgot that I also had this altered birdhouse to share! I'm participating as a vendor in my first craft fair this May and plan to try and sell my altered birdhouses--this is one of them. I would love your honest opinion on whether or not you think this is a "sellable" item and if so, how much would you expect to see it priced for at a local craft fair. I was thinking of pricing them at $10. Cost breakdown for each birdhouse is about $4-5 so I thought that would be appropriate. What do you think? I appreciate any input or suggestions you might have to help make my first show a success! :)
A few close-ups of the details...
All the trim and corners have been painted white and the house itself is covered in designer patterned papers on all sides and sealed with Gel Medium. A combination of Wild Orchid flowers and Petaloo Botanical flowers adorn the front, sides and top. Additional metal embellishments, buttons with natural twine and  mini pom pom trim also accent the piece.  I think it's actually prettier in real life....
And finally, a shot of the top. You can hang it or stand it up on its base. This birdhouse is meant for indoor decorative use only.
Thank you so much for stopping by! And thanks even more if you have any comments for me! I really do need your input because although I like my birdhouse, I'm not even sure that it's something somebody would want to pay money for to have in their home. So thanks in advance for any and all input you might have! Hugs for a very happy and blessed day!


Stampsnob. said...

Oh how gorgeous all the detail is fantastic Lis

Migdalia said...

WOW! This is absolutely Gorgeous!!
I think 10.00 is perfect.
Have a blessed day,
Crafting With Creative M

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Linsey this birdhouse is beautiful! And I want to wish you much luck at your first craft fair! I have sold at craft fairs and flea markets on and off for years.... and the one thing you have to always keep in mind is the customer and their way of thinking. I think $10 is a very fair price because you have the cost of materials plus the cost for your time that you put into it, your "Work time". Now some good advice... people are going to admire your birdhouses and compliment them but in order for them to purchase them, they need a purpose and reason for doing so. What will this birdhouse's purpose be for? Where is the justification on buying it? So while that $10 is a great price point, some people will overlook it just because they may not have an actual purpose for it. So to catch them and get them to bite and purchase, it is always best to have them fight with their inner voices as to why they need this and to make sure that the price tag is not an issue... So my advice would be to sell your birdhouses for $7.50 for small, $8.50 for large and do a special "2 for $12" on the smalls and "2 for 15" on the larges, if you have different sizes of course. But you can get the hint... with pricing them this way, you are likely to get more sales and although they may not be giving you an even $5 profit, they are still giving you a profit with more money from sales at the end of the day. I wish you lots of luck and I know if I were in your town and attended the craft fair, I would definitely purchase a birdhouse from ya!

Linsey R said...

Thanks so much for your feedback, ladies!~ And especially Jo. Thank you SO much!!! I really appreciate the time you took to share your tips and input with me!! I will take your advice for sure!!! xoxo