Friday, December 25, 2015

My Craft Show Displays

This was the first Craft fair I ever did. I didn't have my banner finish and I this was towards the end when I already put some stuff away.

I had the drawers on the table but as I said I was already started to put stuff away. I used some extra chairs to display some stuff.

This is photos of my 2nd craft show. I had my banner finished, my earring display mannequins and an extra table for displays.

Things I learned from the school craft shows is that everyone wants stuff cheap. So I sold items that were 5.00 dollars or less. So next time I won't bring any diapers, pillow cases, cross stitch and anything basically over 5.00 dollars. The first show I did alright but the second one tanked. (It paid for my table and gas). There were too many craft shows that day and this was a smaller one which I will Not do again.
 I might do some Autumn craft shows instead of December ones because there is too much competition in December for all the craft shows. I will add another table for up front and just sell my hair accessories, earrings, duck eggs and basically just inexpensive things.

What worked for me
-Having candy for free(keep kids coming back and buying more hair accessories)
-Suitcase Display
-Different displays like the mannequin earring and my mustache sugar skull brought attention
-Extra table and lights
-Having a 100 dollars on me(50 dollars in 5's and 50 dollars in ones-had many big bills)I also took credit cards
-Little baggies that fit my small items(they were those treat bags from the dollar store)
-Having prices displayed all over with colored clothes pins
-Bringing something to drink.
-Bringing my own extension cords

What didn't work for me
-Lights being held by clips(2nd time I used safety pins-worked great)
-Having more expensive items.
-Not having an extra table in the front and using a chair
-Doing the 2nd show in December
-Not having more Xmas items(but that is why I am going to do more Autumn ones).

Merry Xmas

From Lajollamom             This is Frankfurt , Germany

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Diy Spooky Ghosts Votive

From Tiny Sidekick tutorial here
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Watch out , we are coming for your life and soul. Okay , just give us some candy.
 I bought these tattoos for my son's Terminator costume which he loved. FX Tattoos has these here
I had people ask why wasn't he smiling and having fun? Really? He's in character and the Terminator never smiles.
 The Hubby dressed to Kill is as Satan.

 A Zombie friend came along this year.
 Myself  the as a demon again but with different clothing.
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So I tried these yesterday and made my own. You can make about 8 horns with one package of Fimo.
I did everything like the video said and they came out pretty good. It beats paying 8.00 bucks for 2 horns at those Halloween stores. I also tried them out and (for us) it is better to put the horns on before the make up otherwise it won't stay on. Of course I have the cheap make up and not the ones that all these professional people have been using.

How to Make an All Skull Wreath

From Tried and True the tutorial here

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Harry Potter Ceiling

From the Unofficial Harry Potter Site tutorial here
Also from Eating Bender -photos here

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Head Foam Halloween Bowling

From Happy Hour Projects tutorial here

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