Craft Shows

Craft Show Prepping=Hard Work!

Hey everyone!  So sorry I have not had a chance to update the blog recently.  I haven’t had a chance to do much crafting because I have been super busy prepping for an upcoming Craft Show this Saturday.  This is only the second craft show I’ve ever done and boy is it hard work!  I don’t know if people realize how much work really goes into doing something like this.  I have nothing but respect for the people who do this full time!

I actually started getting ready for the show back in February, when I first signed up for it.  I sent in my registration form and payment ($25) for a 10 x 10 foot space, but alas, this show you have to bring your own tables.  Luckily I do have 3 folding tables, 2 four foot ones and one six foot one, so that was good!

Aside from making items to sell, which really goes on all year long, I then visited our local thrift show to search for display items.  I really lucked out and found 3 great table cloths to use plus some beautiful table runners.  My idea for our booth was to create sort of a romantic, Victorian style thing.  I’m happy to say we achieved it and for very little money!  I was also able to find some great display items, like wicker baskets, candle holders, jewelry displays, plates, jewelry boxes, etc.  All with a vintage, romantic feel!  I didn’t keep track unfortunately but I believe everything came to well under $30!

So then came the reallllly hard work!  Yesterday my daughter and I set up the tables in the living room and brought everything out to see how it would look.  I totally underestimated how much work it is to set up a craft show booth!  We had to measure out our 10 x 10 space, bring in the tables, set them up with the covers, then bring out all the display stuff, then all the merchandise and try to organize everything so it looked nice.  That was when I discovered I had several unfinished pieces of jewelry to finish!

Next came figuring out prices.  I think I have under priced stuff unfortunately but I guess we’ll see how things go.  It’s hard to price things, there’s such a fine line between what something is worth and what people will actually pay!

Finally when everything was done I took several photos so we would know how to set it all back up then we packed everything up and have it ready for Saturday.  It took over 3 hours to do all of this and boy was I pooped!

I did take pics throughout the process to share with you, so here they all are!  I will let you all know how it goes on Saturday, if you are local stop by and say hello!  The show will be Saturday, April 28th at Corunna, Michigan High School from 10 to 3, free admission.  Let’s just hope I at least break even ha ha!

Okay, here are the pics!