I’ve been to quite a few general craft shows (as opposed to just wood craft focused shows), both juried and non-juried, and it seems I’ve found arguably the best seller at these shows (other than food, of course), and I thought you’d like to know what it is.
Sadly, it’s not woodworking, though cutting boards usually do well.
Actually, it’s a photographic craft, but don’t despair, it’s something just about anyone can do, has a very high mark-up and woman love it.
Basically, what it is are 4×6 pictures of letters that are happened to be formed in your neighborhood. You take pictures of all the letters of the alphabet, and then arrange them into a word, such as “love”, “family” or other women-friendly words. Here’s an example:
They go for about $65 for 4 letters, framed! The photos cost next to nothing, maybe 25 cents each, and the frames I’m sure are bought in bulk, for probably $5 each. You do the math on that profit. Women LOVE these. They are unique, and thanks to being able to choose a word, emotional. Amazingly, they smash the usual $20 rule that is the usual at craft shows (things being $20 or less being best sellers).
You can read more about this – and other great selling craft show items – at my website blog.
-- Have a blessed day!