Sunday, February 15, 2009

Biting the bullet!


I've decided that 2009 will be the year that I do at least one craft show. I'm excited and a bit nervous about this decision. Mostly I was excited until I got the application for my first show. They require a picture of my "booth" since it's a "juried" show. Trying to figure out my booth setup is, quite frankly, stressing me out! Here's what I've got so far...not too exciting. I'm not totally sure that I'll stick with the cardstock idea. And obviously I haven't filled in all the table space (don't worry, I've got PLENTY more bows to fill in the empty space!), but I need to add some more interest to my display. Do you have ideas for me? I'd love to hear them!


5 comments:

Whimsical Creations said...

Maybe foam core board. You could tack the cards with the bows on them. This way it's a bit more vertical? Put a piece of foam core on the back of the sheet to make it stand.

Good Luck!

Ryan and Kristin Zeeb said...

Do something to vary the heighth a bit. Even add some cute cake plates or something that would lift some of the bows to a higher level. Think about a beautiful appetizer bar where they have the items at all different heights. ?

Anonymous said...

I make handmade jewelry and have found pegboard to be a great way to display at shows. I had the board cut to fit in a decorative frame (found on clearance or thrift store). It's inexpensive to paint in any color scheme, and I use a table top easel to prop them up. If you know anyone handy, you can also add collapsable "props" to the back (triangular pieces of wood on a hinge that open up to support it while in use, but lay flat for storage). The pegboard works so well because you can move the hooks around for to display different elements, but customers can also easily remove the item for a closer look. I've found when I pin jewelry to a board, people don't feel that they can examine it without disprupting the display, and as such, the piece remains unsold. This is just my suggestion as to what as worked well for me! Good luck!

Olsen's 7 said...

I hole punched my cards and then added a ribbon through the hole and tied a cute bow. Then I hung it on various jewelry trees.

Natasha Ohlman said...

I would add height for sure! Since it's kids items, what do you think about using vintage dolls, for your bows or head bands or funky head mannequins. You can get those that are toddler size, remember those? Maybe not, I'm older than you:) Anyhow look downtown at the antique mall, right along 131. Anything out of the ordinary to draw a potential customer to your booth. It always works for me:) I hope your first show goes well!