Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Craft Show Tips

Today I was reading about how to have a better craft show and what are the basics. I've only done a couple so far but feel I've missed some important things to do and include in my show. So I feel maybe there are some others who need so help too. Below are some basic tips for better craft show presentations.

photo by Syko
Participating in craft shows can be very exciting. Its a great way to meet new artists and expose your work to lots of people.

Here are the basics:
• Prop your items up with boxes, tables or stands, (boxes match table cover)..
• Include a DVD player or digital photo frame to show past work.
• Bring plenty of business cards.
• Have multiple price points.
• Price everything.
• Take credit cards!

What to Pack 

  • Pens, markers
  • Paper (scrap and nice paper for signs)
  • Invoice book
  • Scissors
  • Labels and price tags
  • Tape (EVERY KIND YOU CAN THINK OF: double sided, duct, scotch, packaging. If they make it, bring it.)
  • Mini-first aid kit (band aids, pain relievers, eye drops, antacids, etc)
  • Tools (screwdriver, hammer, pliers, wire, zip ties, aka The Crafters Need to Have Supply!)
  • Weights and tarps for your tent (Tip: bring milk jugs and fill them with water to use as weights)
  • Apron or waist pouch for change
  • Plenty of change to put in your apron or waist pouch
  • wet wipes and hand sanitizer
  • Water and snacks

More info at Etsy's blog

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