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...
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!