Craft fair – booth ideas/part 2
Posted December 6, 2014on:
I spent the last two months preparing for a fair that took place last Thursday and Friday, two days in a row. It was so much fun, and now I can relax and take some time off crocheting for a while. (knowing me, that is going to last two days).
I had made a post about craft fairs a while ago, and my goal was too spend more time on presentation and improve my booth. I spent a lot of time in thrift stores and dollar stores to look for cheap but cute props. I also went on Pinterest to get some ideas and inspiration.
My first purchase was at the dollar store, I bought two holders and two plates which I glued together to make a small cake stands. I used them to display my crochet donuts and cupcakes.
I found these wood boxes in my garage and put them to good use to display my dolls and little critters. I was thinking about painting them in white but I ran out of time. I think it turned out fine just the way it is anyway.
My second purchase was this tree made out of a branch, which I found at the flower district of Los Angeles. The perfect display for my Christmas ornaments.
I went to Jo-Anns and bought this jewelry stand half off with my coupon. I used it do display my crocheted keychains.
I used a photo stand I found at a thrift store to display my large ornaments.
I also got this shelf from a thrift store. It was my last purchase, but it took me a while to find one the right size. Can you see my little Daryl Dixon on the picture? 🙂
The tags you see on all these pictures are wood tags I found at Jo-Ann using, again, my coupons. I also bought some chalkboard tape to write the prices on it, this will allow me to re-use the tags again.
All of this didn’t cost me a lot of money, and it did make a difference in the way people looked at my booth. I can use all these props again for other fairs regardless of the season. I had a wonderful time the last two days, i wish I could do this more often, I love interacting with people and talk about my craft.
– The bear, koala and panda were made using a pattern by Stephanie, from All About Ami. The little Christmas trees are patterns by The Lazy Hobbyhopper. You can find more information on these cuties in a post I made recently, untitled Panda Ornaments and Christmas Trees.
– The little donuts were made using a pattern by Joanita, from Creative Crochet Workshop.