Considering a Craft Fair? The Site Visit Checklist You Need!

In my last post, I shared some tips for researching whether a particular craft fair may be right for you. Once you create a short list of potential shows you’d like to participate in, you should do site visits! Many creative business owners skip this step because it’s time consuming or because they want to […]

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How to Decide If a Craft Fair Venue is Right For Your Creative Business

Whether you’re new to the craft fair scene or have been selling your items at events for years, choosing the right venue for your business is an ongoing challenge. Craft fairs come and go; organizers change (or change focus); and community transitions may make a venue you’ve avoided in the past suddenly perfect for your business. […]

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How to Survive a Disappointing Craft Fair

If you sell at enough craft fairs you’re likely to experience a disappointing one soon or later. It happens to all of us. There are many factors that can make or break a craft fair–from the weather, to the type of crowd, to the types of products you choose to bring. I’ve been there, so […]

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3 Things that Will Make Your Craft Booth Instantly Appealing to Customers

You can spend hours, weeks, or months working on your products, but not sell much because of an unappealing booth. This seems unfair, but it’s the truth. The good news is, it’s not difficult to ensure your booth’s aesthetic appeal. We’ve written about craft booth design before, but this time we’re delving a little deeper. […]

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5 Design Trends You’ll See at Craft Fairs in 2015

Have you ever heard of Lidewij Edelkoort? No? It’s time you changed that. She’s one of the world’s most prominent trend forecasters, and as a handmade designer, trends are something you can’t afford to ignore, especially as the outdoor fair and market season gears up. According to Edelkoort, this year’s most popular designs will be […]

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Etsy Interview Series: Meet Jenna Richards

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After attending Renegade Craft Fair Chicago, I just HAD to get to know some of the wonderful designers! Lucky for you, I’ve spoken with many designers, Etsy shop owners, handmade business owners and more. Get ready to learn from the best folks! Today we get to meet Jenna Richards from My Old Kentucky Homespun! How […]

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Hand-Sewn Success: 13 Product Displays and Organizers You Can Make Yourself

The more homespun your booth looks, the better. You do own a handmade business after all! One of the fastest, easiest ways to build things for your display is by sewing them. You can use curtain to create backdrops or a build “walls” for your booth, you can sew pretty fabric liners for the baskets […]

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Etsy Interview Series: Meet Katie Lukes

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After attending Renegade Craft Fair Chicago, I just HAD to get to know some of the wonderful designers! Lucky for you, I’ve spoken with many designers, Etsy shop owners, handmade business owners and more. Get ready to learn from the best folks! Today we get to meet Katie Lukes!  How did you get started with […]

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7 Inspiring Jewelry Displays for Your Next Craft Fair

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I’m always looking for new and unique ways to display jewelry. Here are some of my recent faves! 1. Using a tree branch you can create this organic look with ease. Ocala farm market this Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm #handmadejewelry #ocalaflorida #ocalafarmmarket #ocalasfarmmarket #ocalafarmersmarket #jewelrydisplay #craftbooth #jewelycraftbooth #jewelrybooth A photo posted by […]

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