(Closed) what kind of hand-made decor would you buy?

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

The first thing I went to Etsy for was Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts and cufflinks. 

If I were having a theme that worked well with bunting, I definitely would have bought it, though. It’s sad, but I can’t even cut in a straight line so it’s not like I could have even made the paper kind!

Post # 4
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377 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Honestly, I find lots of things on etsy overpriced. I would take a look at what the items you are planning to sell retail for in other stores.

I think some etsy sellers believe that because something is ‘hand-made’ or ‘one-of-a-kind’ it is automatically worth more. Personally, I do not believe that to be the case unless those items are made to a high standard.

Another thing that helps me decide whether I will buy from an etsy seller or not is the quality of their photographs. Poor quality photographs inspire me with no confidence in the product.

Post # 6
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5762 posts
Bee Keeper

I bought lots of things from Etsy sellers…..wedding invitations, menu cards, candy tags, table numbers, shaped soaps, candy, truffles, stick on labels for favors, and some baby items.

I paid anywhere from $5. -$10. set for the invitations, and various prices for the other things.

Post # 8
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1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We bought our rings through etsy, I got the pdf files for our invitation suite through etsy, everything else I have to agree I haven’t been able to pony up the dough for because I know I could make it myself! Honestly, girl, I say make stuff and don’t mark it up a ton, a lot of girls on these boards literally will buy something that they don’t like quite as much because it’s $10 cheaper!! It’s really hard to cheapen your work, I know, but etsy is really competitive and after sifting through like 76 pages of ‘hair fascinators’ you start to just see all white shiny things and pick the cheapest, haha!  Good luck, I agree with PP on seeing how much it sells for locally first =D

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I bought so much stuff off Etsy for this wedding, AND I am also doing a lot of crafts myself.  Some things I bought because I couldn’t resist…

My Lucky Elephant Bracelet

Wedding Programs

My “Here comes the bride” heart shaped sign for my ring bear in lieu of a pillow.

My wish tree tags (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these little things!)

My bridesmaids personalized cosmetic bags

My flower girl personalized canvas totes

I SPY template

Wine label table numbers

Haha, did I mention I am obsessed with Etsy?!

 

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