Normally my roundups feature free crochet (or sometimes knit) patterns. But this one is a little different. It's craft selling season, and I know lots of you crocheters and knitters are getting ready to set up your tables, take your Etsy photos, and sell your handmade inventory. But you need more than great finished products - even if they're all made from Moogly designs! You also need supplies, displays, and a plan - and pre-purchased stuff can eat into your profits. I've been pinning some great DIY ideas on my Moogy's Finds Pinterest board, and now it's time to share the 10 best display ideas and resources I've collected!!
Craft Fair Checklists and Resources
- Printable Craft Show Checklist on Julie Ann Art: Download and print this great checklist that includes tons of easy to forget items that might make or break your sales day!
- How to Price Your Items by Yarn Obsession: This guest post on Moogly resonated with a lot of sellers, and it's a must read if you haven't already!
- Craft Fair Inventory Sheet Printable on Craft Friendly: Stay organized as you sell - and keep track of what you've already made!
- Craft Fair Display Tips on Sew Mama Sew: This article goes into detail about crafting a cohesive and interesting display!
Craft Fair Display Ideas (for Photos too!)
- Upcycled Herb Dryer... or Hanging Display Rack! by The Crimson Owl: This was designed for a whole other use, but how lovely is it as a display for lightweight items!?
- Jewelry Display Rack by Blah-to-Tada: This is great for crocheted cuffs and wire bracelets, or as inspiration for a taller rack for cowls and scarves! And I love the recycled element to it - you know you were holding onto those cardboard tubes for something!
- Display Hand by Gears Company: This tutorial is in Spanish, but some Google Translate action combined with the great photos make this very doable. And it's the perfect way to get the customer's eyes on your fab fingerless mitts!
- Earring Display Tutorial by Craftgrrl: There are many gorgeous crochet earring patterns avaiable - here's a great way to get them noticed!
- DIY Hat Displays by Kalyx Cornucopia: Hats are always big sellers (Minions anyone?), but laying them all flat on the table doesn't grab attention, and styrofoam heads are easy to knock over. These stands get hats up off the table and look amazing doing it!
- Make a Necklace Display Form by Doodle Craft: Or how about a cowl display form? This one is lightweight and, easy to pack up when the show is over - a foam core makes it strong!
You have probably noticed that a lot of these ideas involve getting things up off the table and into your line of site - that's what gets you noticed! Don't be afraid to think big and get creative. How about using a ladder to display baby blankets, draped over each rung? What about a clothesline behind the table with sweet baby things pinned up? With some planning and preparation you can have the best booth at the bazaar and make sure your photos show off your handmade items to best advantage. Good luck with your sales everyone!