I made these up for a craft fair at work.. The hypertufa pots are 9"- 11" across. I want them to sell, but don't want to give them away.....
How would you price these?
Cynthia ~ your containers are very attractive and the assortment of succulents are a good choice for them.
It is very hard to price someones' product. There are different factors to consider... First, how much time and money you have invested. Second, you need to look at the area you will be marketing them.
Not always successfully, but I would price them at what you would be willing to pay for them if you were the purchaser. JMO Kristi
Love your pots. I, too, am about to make some hypertufa pots for sale.
I think podster has got the right idea. Take into consideration the material costs and your time. I have the tendency to under-price my work, so I think I'm going to start by adding $5. to $10. to the price I think is good. I've seen other people's work on the "garden art" forum and have felt they have under-priced their work also. I'd pay $25. for a 12" pot with succulents and that nice artsy touch you've added with the rocks and glass, and I'm so cheap! So maybe you should start with $35., LOL.
Keep us posted on how well they sell. With the holidays coming up you could do real well with them.
I think those pots are gorgeous. I usually see them here in $40's range. You can give discount if a person buys more than one :)
They're very pretty! My favorite is the starfish. I'd say $35-$40
Thanks everyone. The craft fair is Dec. 7th. I'll let you know how it goes. My husband said, "Don't let this be like Viet Nam, you need an exit strategy if they don't sell. I hope you don't bring all this $% home." LOL I am going to price them around $23-$30 for the large ones. The small plants in "found-objects" will be $8-$12. More pictures soon.
I love those kinds of pots but I can't make them here. Too messy, against the "rules". Have you considered making just the pots and selling them?
As for these pots with plants, I wouldn't mind paying 25-30 bucks for the starfish one or the upper left one. I say tally up the cost of materials used to make them and go from there.
I agree with tikipod. I would like some of the pots too and would buy them without any plants in them.
Your dish gardens are lovely! I really like that you haven't stuffed them so full of plants that they'll be too hard to water, or will need replanting in six months.
There are lots of variables in pricing as mentioned above, and I see similar size gardens selling from $30 - $50 here, depending on where they are. I think I'd ask $35 - $40, but you know who your clientele is and that will make a difference.
It would be great if you could let us know what you do get for them. I'm in charge of the Spring C&S Plant Sale for one of the groups I belong to and in addition to individual C&S we're making dish gardens for the first time, everything from mugs to those similar in size to yours. Ours is the week before Easter so we're hoping buyers will think they'll make nice little Easter or Spring gifts.