Craft fairs and art fairs all over the country often times take place in the great outdoors. There’s something refreshing about taking a stroll in the park and looking at wonderful works of art. Personally, I love outdoor craft fairs. It’s a summertime staple for a craft lover like me. I’ve seen some pretty unique booths this year but sometimes booths can be boring and unoriginal. Don’t be one of those booths! You put a lot of time and creativity into your wares so don’t let a silly thing like a poor display ruin your chances of having a successful show. After browsing Pinterest, I found some extremely unique and clever ideas for craft fair booths. You don’t want to miss these!
- The Outdoor Rug – Yes, you read that right. I think i’ve only seen this done maybe once or twice a long time ago, but these pins reminded me of how ingenious this idea really is. Bringing a rug to your outdoor craft fair booth may seem silly until you look at these photos. Look at how comfy and cozy these booths are! Make your customer feel at home just by bringing some homey accents into your booth. It adds a pop of color and design to make your booth stand out from the crowd.
- The Tape Rug – I may have an obsession with outdoor rugs now. But this one is something I’ve never seen before! Using duct tape, you can create an eye-catching design on the sidewalk in front of your booth or in a parking lot too. This idea is a little more hardy than a fabric rug and it seems to be just as effective at grabbing people’s attention. You can even experiment with different designs, colors, and patterns of duct tape. There are so many duct tape patterns out there now, it’s kind of crazy. In a good way.
- Sidewalk Chalk Signage – Yes, one more “ground” related idea. I just loved this one! Write your shop name, Welcome, or any other message you want to convey to draw people into your booth. It’s so easy to do and it brings people back to the lazy summer days of playing in their driveway and doing hopscotch with their friends. Secretly, every adult misses those days. In fact, draw a little hopscotch in front of your booth and attract the little kids to your booth. This is especially great if you sell a lot of clothing for kids etc. You could also leave out some chalk to keep kids busy while their parents make purchases.
- Wood Au Naturale – Now I’m just being fancy, but this rustic look is definitely something to imitate in your booth. You’re already outside so bring some natural elements right into your booth. I love that these paintings are being supported by the very trees that were painted. The tree branch jewelry displays are so beautiful, I bet people asked this designer if they could purchase the display as well. Both structures might take some planning to re-create, but the result is wonderful.
- The Curtain Display – With a few simple steps, you can create a very open and airy fabric display. I love these burlap curtains because they are more friendly than plain white tent panels. To combat the wind, simply add some weights to the bottom of the curtain. Colored fabric could be quite fun for bright and sunny days.
- Bring the Furniture Outdoors – I know, it seems like a pain. However, the choice is up to you as to how big you want the furniture piece to be. You can easily thrift a small end table and paint it to match your booth’s style. Why is this necessary? Well, it’s not technically necessary, basic tables do just fine at craft fairs. But look how nice this corner of the booth looks! It’s like I’ve stepped into Katie Daisy’s home. Looking at this photo, I want to inspect all of the pieces displayed and imagine them in MY own home. See how it works? An accent piece of furniture can do wonders for your potential consumers. (Also, those fence panels are quite nice too!).
- Hanging Boxes – Last but not least, sometimes simple is best. These hanging boxes let you display jewelry as works of art. They frame your pieces in a unique way and let your customers browse your booth in segments. Oftentimes I see full walls of jewelry and that can be overwhelming. By grouping similar pieces together, the customer is going to be more engaged with your booth. I would also recommend skinny tables for this type of booth if you more items to display. Skinny card tables will let your customers still view the hanging boxes without being too far away.
Aren’t these ideas fun? I would love to hear about your outdoor craft fair booths!