Those of you who follow my blog know that I am doing my first craft fair (the Beehive Bazaar) in May. In an effort to make the most of this opportunity, I looked to the web to find resources and advice on how to prepare for the event. I thought I would share with you some of the great blog posts I came across.
I am going to start with the most concise and direct post. Thrifty Little Mom on not just where to sell, but also what to sell. Additionally, she has a decent list of what to bring and some thoughts to consider when setting up your table/display/booth.gives some great advice on
Next up is a guest post by Ruth Crean from Bugs and Fishes for One Brown Crafter. Ruth really goes into detail explaining her advice. In reading the post, you feel as if she is a dear friend sharing what she has learned. In short, Ruth discusses, as she puts it, the "two sides to doing a market, the nuts and bolts of display, tables, and getting your stall".
This last post is also a guest post and is written by Sharon of Shaggy Baggy on Maggie Whitley Designs. Sharon gives us three really great tips based on her three months of holiday craft sales. Her advice is sound and very helpful.
Alright, so this link is not to brilliant advice on prepping, but to a great tutorial for an utility apron by Sugar Bee Crafts that you can make to wear at the event. I figured it was worth including.
I hope you have found these resources helpful. There are countless other places to look for advice, these are just a few that I found to be very helpful. I would love for you to share in the comments any sites you have found.
I found a couple more sites to share and decided to add them to this post. First up is a guest post by Alexis Bonari for The Beading Gem's Journal. Alexis shares some really great tips for how to sell your handmade goods in person (i.e. at a craft fair) as well as some reason why you may not be selling too well.
This other post is an interview with Danielle Maveal on Good, where she shares "6 Tips to Become a Craft Show Superstar".
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