How To Set Up A Craft Fair
Keeping the momentum going of craft fairs I thought I would work on talking about how to set up a craft fair and I how I planned things out and utilized my space.
What To Bring
You obviously want to bring things that you need, but in case you’re nervous and anxious and all the feels I made a list that I think covers all the things you may need.
- Your products/items
- Lockbox/POS system
- Table covers
- Order Forms
- Shopping bags
- any other display pieces
Now there are plenty of more things that you can add to your list, but this is a basic list that you can use to check off items that will get you through a craft fair. You can also see a little bit of my set up in this weeks vlog.
The Set Up
I was given an 8ft wide table to use and so I didn’t need a lot of products out on the table display, but I still wanted it to look full and inviting. I mean, I made all of the items and I wanted to show them off! But I had to set up my area in a smart way. I knew I wanted it to make sense and be organized so I had shawls, wraps and ponchos on together, purses and clutches together, and hats together. I also wanted a dedicated “checkout” area. That way it would be organized and more like a store front (#oneday).
This is just one way to organize your set up, if you have sets and patterns, then those make sense to be together. If you have a color scheme, set it up that way. There is no wrong or right way to do it, but I think if you put the thought into it and organize it in a way that makes sense to you then you’re off to a good start.
Check out Area
I really believe this to be an important staple of your spot. In the picture above I have my iPad behind my light up sign. My iPad uses an app to take cards and I have my lockbox underneath. A check out area not only makes sense, but you can organize the money and that way you don’t have the potential to lose anything. It also should have your information. A business card, order forms, Class offerings, etc. Things you want to think about are how to get a resale from your new clients, so I offer an order form in case they want something custom or something new, or something I sold out of.
THIS! This was the best idea I think I had, not to toot my own horn. Basically, I did an impromptu photoshoot (by myself) of all the items that I made, edited the photos, and sent them to walgreens to make a photo book. I found a coupon code that brought the price from $6 down to $2. Not only is this a great idea to have if you sell through products, but it’s something I can bring to other shows and have on hand to show other products that may not be displayed or in season. I will continue to do this going forward, and continue to look for coupon codes!
Have you done a craft fair? What are your necessities for a set up? Let me know in the comments below !