Sunday, November 10, 2013

Craft Fair

After stock piling my handmade items for a few years now,
the time had come for my first craft fair.

I did a community yard sale last spring and it was 
a success so I knew being a seasoned pro now, 
everything would be fine...

That is at least until I saw my space...

That was it...

I would have an 8' x 16" table in this space. It is inside the library and along a small blank wall. I could block only one of the doors...

Now I may be wrong but that doesn't look like much space... 

I had a LOT of stuff!

Being new at this I wasn't sure how to proceed. 
But I knew my only choice was to go up.

In my basement stash I had what I hoped to be the solution...
An old wooden screen door and the cover to a radiator that I had found on the side-of-the-road...


I added horizontal shelves and clips to each one.  These 2 shelving units could now lean against the wall and hold items for display.



I also used many old crates to go up the wall to give my booth height... I filled every inch of that little space and it looked great.


I handed out business cards and had an ipad playing Christmas music while displaying the Homeroad home page so visitors could 
see what it was all about.


I had a great time at my first sale. I sold almost everything. 

My prices were good, my overhead is low, 
and my stock over-floweth.


I promoted my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint sponsor 
by handing out paint stick business cards...


For 2 whole days it was fun to promote Homeroad and 
what I do for fun. People were excited
to buy my repurposed crafts and to learn about making 
great use of old junk.


I do have to say... I'm pooped. It is a big job!

I think I'll start collecting for my next craft fair now!

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10 comments:

  1. Oh wow Susan, your booth looked great! I would have bought something for sure too - look at all those goodies! I hope you did well and had some fun.

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  2. I can see why your craft sale was a success, Susan. Lots of great stuff!

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  3. Wow! Just beautiful! You have so many cute things for sale! :)

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  4. Wow! Beautiful space and awesome use of it too! What an amazing feeling it must have been to be so successful! Very happy for you!

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  5. Great looking booth! Congrats on your great show. Sure wish I could have been there to shop!

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  6. I'm so happy your show went well, Susan! Your booth looked amazing. Congrats!

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  7. You really know how to maximize a small space… Your handmade items looks great, no wonder you were so successful!

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  8. Susan! You have to tell me when you're doing your next craft fair. I'd love to come and you know I'm just a hop, skip and a jump over here in Nassau!

    Jeanine

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  9. Really nice... your spot looks great... cozy!

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