Preparing for My First Craft Fair
On my last post, I had a request to prepare a tutorial for planning a quilt digitally in photoshop. I have it written but just need to add screenshots so it’s coming soon.
I wanted to also mention that I will be selling my crafts at my first craft show this March! I’ve scoured the internet to find simple ideas since I only had about 3 weeks or so to prepare and here are the ‘in progress’ photos of some of the items. I tried to keep to mainly paper products, with only a hand ful of items I’m going to make that are other items like beaded charmed lanyards and fabric pieced keychains. I’ll post more on those later. Right now, here are a couple photos of my paper products:
Post It Pen Holders. Since this photo, I’ve placed them in clear bags with coordinating labels across the top.
I tried to go with different color schemes for these than what I’ve seen on other sites. I didn’t stamp so much as I rather wanted to really showcase some nice design paper that I like.
I tried a button and ribbon accent on this one.
Next, I thought bookmarks would make a great craft fair item so I went through all (and I mean ALL) of my design paper, and chose a broad range of colors and styles to hopefully appearl to a broad range of buyers. I then proceeded to cut them all out in one night to the size I wanted them to be (i believe 2 x 7…i’ll update if this is wrong)
I then took those pieces and just started cutting and putting them together. Some have stamping on them, others have glitter pen accents.
Since this picture was taken below, I’ve laminated them, punched holes at the top, and put coordinating ribbon to finish them off. I thought i’d sell them for a dollar a piece.
Next, I found these tablets so I had them cut down into tall skinny notepads and one by one, I’m scoring these covers with heavy design paper to cover them. I’m also including a pen with each pad. I thought $3 would be good for these.
Here are some of these post it desk holders from photo frames. Here are the pieces. Since this photo, I’ve made all 5 so i’ll post a more recent photo when I do a trial run of my craft fair ‘setup’. I’ve even made signs so we’ll see how it goes.
Also, Here is a photo of some very nice totes my mother in law is making for the fair.
Should be pretty interesting…hoping for good weather!
February 23, 2011 @ 7:20 PM
Here’s hoping you do well at the craft fair! Looking forward to the photoshop tutorial!
February 25, 2011 @ 3:21 PM
Thank you for the good wishes! I’ll post pics and the outcome on how I do. I worked on the screenshots last night. I’m going to try to finish it this weekend. Thanks for visiting!
February 27, 2011 @ 5:53 PM
Hi Susie, Not sure if you have checked back but i’ve since posted the photoshop tutorial! Please let me know if anything is not clearly written and I’ll be happy to update it:
Thanks for visiting!
February 27, 2011 @ 3:48 PM
Good luck with the craft fair! Your products came out great! I’m sure they will sell!!
February 27, 2011 @ 6:07 PM
Thanks Maria for the well wishes!