First Craft Show

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Project by Gixxerjoe04 posted 09-19-2014 09:44 PM 2159 views 3 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I set up for my first craft show this weekend, still have a little fixing up to do tomorrow morning before it starts, any suggestions welcome as well. I have pens, a couple types of bread boards with stainless steel cups for oil or butter(Thanks to Ellen on here for the idea/plan), a bunch of little bar boards, pallet wine racks and other odds and ends that i didn’t make a lot of or they were just sitting at the house from making and it not getting taken by someone i know. Picked up my sign and gotta hang it on the front table, hope it goes well, pretty nervous but should be a fun weekend.

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#1 posted 09-19-2014 10:04 PM

Good luck. Some nice lookin’ items.

-- Gary, Florida.

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#2 posted 09-19-2014 10:39 PM

Looks like a good spread, nice job.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#3 posted 09-19-2014 10:50 PM

Best of luck. Let us know how it turns out.
I have a feeling you will be coming home a lot lighter.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#4 posted 09-20-2014 12:52 AM

I hope you have a great show…my wife and I do a lot of shows and it is always a lot of fun and a constant experience of learning, innovation and new ideas for the next one…

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#5 posted 09-20-2014 09:43 AM

Looking good.. hope all goes well…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#6 posted 09-20-2014 09:43 AM

Hope you have a great show. Good display.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 09-20-2014 11:54 AM

Where are you going to sit and sell from? Can you get some height in your display? (shelves, wall hanging, etc.)

-- -- Cheers, Don K. (Michgan's Kewenaw peninsula)

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#8 posted 09-20-2014 12:00 PM

everything looks great, I’m sure you will do well

-- steve, simple and effective

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#9 posted 09-20-2014 12:36 PM

It looks like you have some nice stuff there. In my experience when setting up the arrangement of the tables in the allotted space it is important to have a nice wide entry or many potential buyers will just walk on by when there are 2-3 people lingering in your space. I would turn that table in the front 90 degrees to afford a larger entry to the rest of your nice display.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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#10 posted 09-20-2014 01:53 PM

Jim Finn speaks the truth. Must have a way that is wide open for customers (more than one) to walk in.
Need some shelves or boxes to place your products on. Hard to see different things when they are all the same height. Also make signs to describe each piece. Not the price tags but signs like 6×9 or 8.5×11 that would explain the benefits, attributes and pricing of your products. People feel that if you have a sign next to it, it must be something important. Whether they read the sign or not, just having the sign makes that product stand out.

-- Jim Beachler, Chief Puzzler,

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#11 posted 09-20-2014 05:01 PM

All real interesting and a little out of the norm stuff, well that I have seen at shows in my area. You should do well so take a sip of coffee and relax.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#12 posted 09-20-2014 09:01 PM

Looks great, best of luck

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#13 posted 09-20-2014 11:32 PM

Thanks for the kind words and advice, will def need to rework my tables to not have the small entrance. We made room and sat behind the last table, seemed to work fine for the most part. Did really well i think, still got work to do but def wont be my last show.

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#14 posted 09-21-2014 01:36 AM

hope you had a great show, Joe! fine looking stuff there!

thanks for the advice, Jim and Puzzleman. I’m going to be doing a show soon, too… will take those words to heart.

-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.

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#15 posted 09-21-2014 10:31 AM

We find wooden products look best against a warm earthy tone, such as brown. I agree your entrance needs opened and too much white. But a good start.

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