Crafts to Make for Fundraisers

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Increase sales at your fundraiser by selling the right crafts.
Increase sales at your fundraiser by selling the right crafts. (Image: Creatas Images/Creatas/Getty Images)

Making crafts for fundraisers can be fun, easy, inexpensive and an effective way to raise money for a worthy cause. With the right craft, your products can be a hit and drive sales. You can effortlessly make and sell homemade bath salts, scented pine cones, hot chocolate in a jar or natural body scrubs. People feel good when they contribute to a cause while taking home quality handicrafts.

Scented Pine Cones

Combine 1/4 cup of pickling spice, 1/4 cup of powdered cinnamon and 1/4 cup of cloves. Add several drops of cinnamon essential oil and blend well. Lay the pine cones separately onto a plastic bag and spray each cone directly with adhesive (cover your face with a mask), quickly close the bag and shake well. Open the bag and spray the cones again. Add the mixture to the cones, close the bag and shake well. Place the pine cones in a large bowl and let dry. Store the cones in a mesh bag; cover the mesh bag with a clear plastic and a ribbon.

Homemade Bath Salts

Combine 4 cups of sea salt or kosher salt, add a few drops of aromatic bath oil and several small pieces of dried fragrant leaves, such as lavender. Place all of the ingredients in a glass jar. Decorate the jar with a bow. Label the jar with an elegant script text.

Hot Chocolate Mix in a Jar

In a bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups of skim milk powder, 1 1/2 cups of white sugar, 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa and 3/4 cup non-dairy creamer. Blend well. Place the mix in a glass jar. Create a label that states hot chocolate mix with these instructions: Add 3 tablespoons of the chocolate mix to one cup of boiling water and stir well. Place a cute ribbon around the jar.

Natural Body Scrubs

You'll need brown sugar, sea salt, carrier oil, your favorite essential oil, food coloring, short mold jars and blank bumper sticker labels. Create one body scrub designed exclusively for men (sea salt) and another for women (brown sugar). Mix 2 cups of brown sugar with 1 cup of carrier oil, add eight drops of essential oil and one drop of food coloring. For the salt scrub, repeat the process, except you'll replace the brown sugar with the sea salt.

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