This past year, I learned from the Make Mine Pink ladies that presentation and the little extras that you give customers were almost as important as the bought item itself. So for awhile, I bought little things to add to my packages.
I decided this year though to be more frugal and green. So I looked at the big tub of scrap clay and thought about what simple things I could do with it to make little gifts for my customers. I came up with simple shapes (hearts, dog bones, leaves, stars) from the marbled scrap clay, put magnets on the back of them and personalized them. Some came out prettier than others. It's a timely process. You have to condition the clay enough to get it smooth and flat, but not so much that it looks like mud. So after a few pass throughs threw the pasta machine, it's back to the scrap pile.
Below are some of the magnets I came up with: