Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Create a Childs Halloween Costume Ideas - Chicken


My children love dressing up for Halloween or any day, really. I love creating the costumes. My daughter wanted to be a chicken for Halloween. Considering I do not sew, I put the entire costume together with many safety pins, hot glue and a little hand-stitching.



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Rubber gloves


Feather boa

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Stop Light Halloween Costumes Ideas


Look no further for unique Halloween costume ideas! My children love dressing up for Halloween or any day, really. I love creating the costumes. My son wanted to be a traffic light for Halloween, so I went to work. This costume turned out much better than I expected and even won a few costume contests!

Use tap lights, acrylic paint and golden yellow felt to complete this costume:



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Supplies needed:
3 tap lights

Golden yellow felt

black foam sheet
cardboard box

 

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Mad Scientist Homemade Costumes

Looking for unique Halloween costume ideas? Try dressing up as a mad scientist for school spirit week or a cheap Halloween costume. Create your own funny costumes for Halloween with a few items you may already own.
Protective eye wear
Plastic test tube
Lab Coat
Silver Hair Spray

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Friday, January 15, 2010

eBay Seller Success Story - Brighton Shoes

Have you ever wondered what to sell on ebay? Check this out! I purchased a pair of Brighton Womens Sandals at a local thrift store and turned them into nearly $40 profit! Brighton shoes are very high quality sandals, made in Italy. Here is the listing:

BRIGHTON Womens Sandals LARK THONG sz 8 Blue Made Italy

eBay Sale Price: $41
My Cost: $1.75
Profit on Sale: $39.25

As with any sale on ebay, there are associated listing and end of sale fees. I usually recover those costs in shipping and handling. For example, I charged $9 shipping & handling on this sale, but only paid $5 to ship the shoes. Keep those extra charges in mind when setting your shipping and handling charges.

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

What to Sell on ebay ... Discounted Nicorette Gum


As the New Year begins, so do the New Year resolutions. A popular resolution every year for smokers is to quit smoking. I recently found boxes of Nicorette gum, a smoking cessation aid, on clearance at a local retail shop. The clearance price was $12.99 and I had a coupon good for $10 off a box of Nicorette gum, original flavor. I paid $2.99 for the box of Nicorette gum and sold it for over $25!



Sale price$27.49
My Cost$2.99
Profit on Sale$24.50

You can sell clearance priced items on ebay for a profit, too! For more information on what to sell on ebay and money saving tips, please visit me on eHow at: http://www.ehow.com/members/pieceofscrap.html