My First Craft FairNovember 21, 2010
|My table display, set up in our school room.|
"You might want to think about doing this," Mom said.
Of course I wanted to do it! And thus it was that last Monday we drove out to this funeral-home-turned-gathering-center with a Rubbermaid tub full of... well, every jewelry that I have made and didn't plan on keeping. :)
The tables were free, and it sounded like it would be a mix of cutesy little kids' wares and parents' crafts. My six year old sister, Adelynn, made her own "Shoppe"-- "Adelynn's Princess Shop."
The day before the craft fair, I took over the homeschool table and made a beautiful little display. (See the results above!)
I wasn't expecting round tables!
|The real deal!|
|Please excuse how crazy I look and see how pretty my little sis is. :)|
Most of them were cute little kid crafts-- some very creative. For instance, marshmellow guns? Rings made out of brads? Pretty cool. Some people made soaps, some made tote bags, my co-op's art teacher did calligraphy... one lady had some amazing "good deed bracelets" (sacrifice beads made into a bracelet!) Mom bought this thing called a rice bag from someone-- it. is. awesome. I'm going to make some myself and do a post on them. ^_^
So the craft fair turned out rather well; I made five or six small sales and nearly everyone took one of my business cards. Adelynn sold two things and promptly spent that money on two little things from two other little girls. :)
I did notice that the only people there were the people selling things and their families. Most people came with full tables... and left with nearly full tables.
|Packing everything up!|
Have you ever been to a craft fair? Which displays and wares were your favorites? Have any tips? Please share in the comments box!
I am now officially hooked. I shall keep an eye out for craft fair opportunities-- and I might even bring some original artwork and some prints!
Do you want me to do a post on how I displayed the jewelry? I've already taken things apart, but I can show you the *drumroll* secrets. (I would make a terrible magician, lol!) For instance... I spent $0 on it!