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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-15-2015, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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Well didn't get a picture of the first batch but here is one of the second batch. Did 14 birdhouses last week for Buffalo Bill Cultural Center. This week did a dozen more. 6 will go to the Art Gallery and 6 to Designs Unlimited which is a floral/craft store. Also will take a couple of pizza cutters to each place. Fun to do and sell a lot of them. My wife figured up I have made and sold around 900 of these in the last 10 yrs.
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Wow, those are really nice and decorative. Are you making the birds as well?
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Thanks Tom. No the birds I get are from floraltrims.com. They are mushroom birds.

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Bernie, didn't you do a how to photo shoot of making these a few years ago?
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Yes I did Mike. It should be in the stickies. Harry insisted so I went out and made one for a tutorial.

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THEY LOOK AWESOME!! Where did you get the birds? the birds I see at the local Hobby Lobby don't look as nice.

Also, if yu don;t mind me asking - how much do you sell them for? I don;t di craft shows or anything but I always get someone who wants to buy something from me so they can give it as a gift to someone else. Always looking for new ideas.

By the way - I turned a couple toothpick holders that you have shown in the past. What do you sell those for too? My mom wants to buy a couple from me to give to the ladies in her bible study group at church for their Christmas exchange this coming December

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Thanks Ricc. I make those things by the dozens. I get $14.50 for the birdhouses. On the toothpick holder which I am guessing you are talking about the key ring toothpick holders. I get $16.50 for those. If you are talking toothpick dispensers I get $16.50 for those. Hope that helps.

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Thanks for the reply Bernie. I also asked this over on Sawmill Creek since I didn't know which forum you went to more often. Yes it was about the pop up toothpick dispensers. I'm surprised you charge the same as the keyring ones. I think your pop up ones are more time consuming and larger so I'm surprised you charge the same amount.

Where do you buy the birds for the birdhouses? The ones I have bought at the local Hobby Lobby don't look as nice.

Your work is always inspiring!!!

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Great looking bird houses Bernie do you use a wood burner to texture the roofs and sides of the houses? I like the weathered wood look on some of the houses.
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