To boost your business
have fun too!
Make up your
Cash and Carry
Don't forget the coffee!
Polycon Labels for scent sampler
Scent Sampler Idea
Tealight Wrapper for Easter
Magnetic gift idea!
Tealight Bouquet Instructions
LIV4HIM on BoB, came up with this great idea for a unit meeting.
She calls it the 2+2 Rap! She & a Team member performed this
at their unit meeting in October. Her comments about how it went
were: "we couldn't quit laughing so I don't know how much they
understood...But we had a blast and I don't think they are gonna forget
this one!!!" I would love to have seen it Heather!
Thanks for the great idea! Below is my (Jackie) version of a 2+2
Rap, should you decide to entertain your unit!
effects) bomp bompa bomp bompa bomp bomp bomp
day I was thinkin while cooking,
What can I do to get some bookings?
you dummy try something new
(slap yourself on the forehead when you say the first line)
Get on the phone and try the 2+2!
what I did and beyond belief,
I got 10 more bookings - what a relief!
So if you've
been thinkin' that it just won't work
Give it a try and your bookings will perk!
But what if
they say no, you ask of me?
Tell them what your last hostess got for free!
And if they
still say no after you tell em that,
Why not mention contests, like the December cash!
incentives that our company offers,
And if that's not enough, throw in your own whopper!
final answer is no, oh well,
Just dial another, cause the next could be a sell!
remember that a no won't kill ya,
It's all in your attitude, so call now will ya?
up our own Invitations or Reminder Cards!
This idea comes from Steve Tucky
Why not put 4 Hostess Specials to a page and use them as Invitations!
I have an
example I made up for you to see how you might do this, using the
December 2000 Specials for the sample.
These use the "landscape" printer setting. You can make up
your own, using whatever month you choose!
Do you have
a lot of product you need to move out so you can make room for all your
new goodies you hope to get from the
2001 book? If so, why not try this? Make up a list of all you have,
along with pics, and then mail them out to past hostesses and a few
guests. Also circulate the list at your shows. Tell them this is a
"first-come, first-serve" event!
Forget The Coffee!
Submitted by Steve Tucky
coffee Beans in a container and keep them in your scent sampler.
Customers can smell these to refresh their sense of smell so all the
scents don't start smelling the same. It really works!
Need to get
rid of product? Now is the time! Gift baskets are very popular.
I'm making up a few with products that are on the elimination list, or
just over-stock I have. I'll take a few to each party and sell them as
gifts for Christmas!
Here are some pics of the ones I just finished: (you'll have to click on
the link to see it)
This was a giftbox I found at Hobby Lobby. It has snowmen on the
front and is a pretty glossy blue. I filled it with blue shredded
metallic, and placed inside:
Balsam Candle Holder and 6 asst. votives, and of course, my biz card.
Friendship Ornament. O.k. it's not a "basket", but I thought
it fit here anyway. I found the clear plastic ornament container
at HL. Filled inside with shredded metallics and 4 tealights.
Attached a silk Poinsettia and satin ribbon with card.
It's hard to tell from this picture, but this one turned out really
cute. I put bubble wrap in the bottom of the basket, then put some
shredded metallics on top of that. I put the Chantilly Pair
inside, six votives and a roll of "Litesavers".
Also added some ribbon and a few Poinsettias inside for that festive
Again, bubble wrap in the bottom, and shredded metallics on top.
Basket contains 1 of the Counterpoint pair and 6 votives.
A Poinsettia for accent. Satin ribbon tied to the handle.
This is part of a snowman box that I got in a Bath & Body Gift Set
last year. I filled it with blue metallic shreds and then 3 Solitaire
Votives on top. Biz card inside.
fast to make up and fun too. If they don't sell, I have gifts all
ready to give to someone!
wrappers to put on the outside of your Tealight rolls These files are in
Labels for scent sampler 2001
Set printer to "portrait"
Submitted by Dawn
purchased this at Wal-Mart in the craft section - where the bead
supplies are. They are called "Novelty boxes" and sell
for $1.99 each. The compartments are separated and you can put a
tealight in the middle too. The lid is hinged and makes a very
nice presentation of the scents and colors!
Use these for samplers at your shows, or you could also make up samplers
to sell at your shows as cash-n-carry for those who want to try them all
out before they buy a dozen! Dawn has taken the tealights out of
the holder and placed them in the box, so when using as a sampler, the
scent will be easier to smell. Great idea Dawn!
Wrapper for Easter!
Submitted by Laurie Ayers
Here is a
really sweet idea for Easter. Laurie created a wrapper using
Marcianna's original idea and changed it to go with Easter. Check
it out! File is in .PDF format
Submitted by Janis Turk
These are so
adorable! Great for hostess gifts, door prizes, Mother's Day,
Birthdays, you name it!
for making Tealight Corsages:
1 - 6" Doily
1 - Tealight to match your ribbon and roses
Roses or any flower you want on them
Pearls (by the yard - .27) Janis used 6" for this one
1/8" Ribbon (.44 a roll at Wal-Mart)
and place a tealight on it to decide where to weave the ribbon through.
Go in and out of the doily holes with ribbon.
Tie it around the tealight as tight as you can get it, pulling extra
through and tying in a bow.
Twist the roses on or hot glue.
Run beads through two of the doily holes.
Janis used a little hot glue in the middle to keep the tealight from
Estimated cost to make: Less than $1.25 each.
18" of lace trim (no more than 2" wide)
1 - Tealight to match the flower and ribbon colors
Roses or other small flowers
trim to fit tightly around tealight.
Hot glue lace to top sides of tealight cup (needs to be around top of
tealight to make it look like a corsage)
Hot glue a bow at bottom made from the 1/8" ribbon
Hot glue pearls near bow
Hot glue flowers to the side.
much Janis! These are so pretty!
Note from Janis: Wouldn't we be the talk at conference if all
of us who made these wore them in St.Louis this year!
Gift idea from Linda
If you liked
the keychains you'll love this
Linda writes: "Hi Im Linda, I
liked your idea of keychains, but I was having trouble printing that
day. So I got a few catalogs and cut out a bunch of pics, laminated them
and stuck a info sticker and a magnet piece to the back. My guests love
them, so I just wanted to thank you for the idea and share mine with you
Thank you Linda!
submitted by Nan Holzer
Writes: "I make these for
every occasion that I can, here they are:
Mother's Day (cut wicks
and take to Mother/Grandmother in Nursing home)
4th of July
Denver Broncos (live in Colorado & love Broncos!)
It's a Girl
It's a Boy
Get Well Soon
Back to School
Thinking of You
Graduation (school colors)
Each one gets a card for the giver to sign. I leave them blank
unless they ask me to print something special.
They also have a personal care card. Which is attached to the wire
holding the card.
This is what I put inside:
Blossoms are candles!
Personal Care Tips
1. Blossoms MUST be picked from stem before burning.
2. Blossoms will LIQUEFY as they burn.
3. Keep bouquet out of direct sunlight, blossoms will melt.
4. Tealight blossoms extinguish themselves when they burn out.
5. Keep out of reach of children.
The following scents are in this bouquet. #'s are on the bottom of
(example) (4th of July) 20 Cinnamon Spice, 09 Floral Citronella, 64
Blossoms will burn for approximately 4 - 5 hours.
My e-mail address:
The reason I came up with this idea was because my husband purchased
for his employees for Christmas and I just saw them setting on their
not burned. I asked him if they were allowed to burn, and he say
again company policy to burn.
So I decided that everyone should enjoy a bouquet that doesn't die and
smells great forever. And they don't need water, and they don't
take much space."
for making Tealight Bouquet:
needed for tealight bouquets:
4" clay pot
20 gauge painted wire stem
Dry Floral Foam
Sparkler stems (look like Sparklers) found at Hobby Lobby
1 Decide what stickers you would like to put on the clay
2 Cut the floral foam into 3 parts
3 Take one and cut in 1/2. One should fit into the pot
after shaving it. I also put the shaving in the pot.
Be sure and glue it in.
4 Put glue on the foam and around the inside of
the pot and place the moss.
5 Each plant should only use maybe 5 wires. Cutting 3
wires in half for the flowers.
6 Wrap the wire around a pen 3 or 4 times, this
gives the blossom personality. Using glue
gun, put glue on the bottom of the tealight cup and
place the curved wire on glue and hold till dry.
7 Use 2 groups of leaves per stem and also add
extra wire stems with leaves and no blossoms.
8 Cut some shorter pieces of wire. Cut Sparklers in to 3's.
Glue to the wire and then curl them with scissors.
9 Print out some special cards with the appropriate greeting.
10 With a marker put the 2 digit pl # on each
blossom so they can figure out what the scents were.
Note: When putting them in a nursing home it is best
to cut off the wicks so no one can burn.