While going through the photos on my camera, I came across the ones of our booth at the small craft fair my mom and I participated in before Christmas. I thought our little booth looked pretty good!
I have since sold all but two of the candle embellishments:
I also sold a few of the wooden tags/ornaments. That’s my mom’s decorative tree from Pier One used to display them:
More frames on the right side:
I also sold some handpainted personalized ornaments, I was able to personalize them with an initial while the customer waited:
Two tower displays of my mom’s glycerin soaps flanked the entrance to the booth:
We really put this booth together on a budget. Since this was my first craft fair experience, I really didn’t know what to expect and didn’t want to spend a lot of money. Here are a few of the things we did to keep costs low:
- Used plain white sheets for tablecloths, accented with fabric remnants from previous projects.
- Purchased wire ornament displays (not shown) from Dollar Tree. I only ended up using two of the five that I bought because they were a little flimsy, but I plan on stabilizing them better if I use them again.
- Used our own purple tinsel trees (Christmas decor) to display ornaments.
- Used some of the boxes that we transported everything in underneath the tablecloths to provide height.
- Banners from Vista Print.
- Used my own picture frames to display price signs.
Overall, I would say the show was a success (except for one little speed bump, right, MOM?). I sold enough to cover my booth costs and time, and I even got a potential wholesale client lead. In the future, I will only do shows much closer to home (this one was an hour away) and in larger towns, but this one was a great way to get our feet wet.
Do you have any craft fair experience or advice to share?