Confessions of a craft fair addict

Confessions of a craft fair addict

Confessions of a craft fair addict

Where have I been, you might be asking?! Well, aside from having a BABY last March (oh my gosh, I can’t believe it’s almost been a year already), I’ve been… well… CRAFTING. People have asked me for a long time when I might do a craft fair, and I finally decided to take the plunge this past November. Together with my mom, my aunt and my cousin, we put together a killer booth and sold our little hearts out. And let me just say… it was HARD WORK. Why, you ask? Because… So. Many. Details! Details I didn’t even think about until a few weeks before the show. But we got it together, and had a great time.

I’ll write a few detailed posts on more specific topics regarding the fair, including: what it was like being a vendor, my best tips for running a craft fair, our sales, as well as deets on constructing our booth display. But for now, I just want to share an overview of the experience. It was so much fun, and it truly felt like we were running our own retail shop!

Before it was fun, it was… work. Making our display walls, for example. Post coming soon on that. Here’s a pic of my cute husband helping me construct the peg board walls. Doesn’t he look thrilled?! Mind you, it was 10 pm 🙂 My bad.

Items we sold:

Reclaimed wood signs
Wood burned ornaments
Log candle holders
Handmade pillow cases & aprons
Upcycled furniture
Book page wreaths
Hoop wreaths
Old windows
Handmade chalkboards
Chevron arrows
Fabric garland
Twig garland
Reclaimed wood trays

I’m sure I’m missing some more items we sold, but you get the gist. Here’s the picture story for your viewing pleasure. And for anyone who might contemplate becoming a vendor themselves, check back soon for my best advice – I’ve got a lottttttt of it. Enjoy!!!


Signs, signs and more signs:


These book page wreaths turned out amazing! Full tutorial on that soon!


Just a few examples of the chalkboards I made (and my cousin made those cool hoop wreaths!):


Arrows comin’ outta my ears:


These wood-burned ornaments are the best!! We sold a million of these, and I loved making them. Tutorial on those coming soon:


Log candle holders that my cousin made. Post on those here.


And here’s the crew!


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