>Night Time Craft Fair Thoughts and Questions


>As night time fell, my boyfriend and I both started to feel creative and thoughtful. We relaxed most of the day (and went to see the Boondock Saints 2 movie, which was awesome), but right now we’re both hard at work. He’s working on painting a banner with my logo on it to hang on my craft fair table (or behind it) and I’m researching craft fair table displays and looking through the list of things I still have to buy.

And that’s where the questions and thoughts really start to flow. I have not yet bought shopping bags for my customers and I just realized that I ordered greeting cards made but have not even thought about how to package them. I just started looking at prices on papermart.com and they don’t seem too terrible for either type of bag. I just wish I didn’t have to buy them in packs of 1000.

Those who have done this before – should I definitely buy Polyethylene bags for my greeting cards? Or do you think they can just be loose? The prices don’t seem too terrible, I’m just curious what you think.

I found a couple cute wooden (easily paintable) crate things at Home Goods to display my prints in, but I still have no idea how I’m displaying my bookmarks or my greeting cards. It doesn’t help that the greeting cards are on order and I don’t have them here to play with. Nor do I have my prints yet. So I’m doing a lot of this shopping blind right now.

I really would rather buy display pieces in stores than online but I’m running out of places to look for cheap ways to show off my products. I found one of the book boxes that I can open to display some of my bookmarks, but the definitely won’t all fit in it … I don’t think.

So some questions for those who have done this before or even those who haven’t

How did you display your greeting cards? Did you put them in bags?

How would you display bookmarks ( I have about 50 different ones, about 10 of each) ?

Any other advice on displaying things for me?

Also, this is an indoor event and I’m not sure how much space I’ll have, so I’m sticking to a 6ft folding table for my first event and I’ll see how it goes.

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