11 DIY Jewelry Displays for Craft Fair Booths

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Without a doubt, jewelry is one of the most popular items to sell at a craft fair. I have a couple of theories as to why: Each piece is unique. While going to a department store and finding the most popular and trendy piece is fun, you're bound to run into someone with that same necklace. At a craft fair, jewelry booths are trendy in a different way. People are looking for unique gifts, personalized fine jewelry, and that one-of-a-kind feeling that you can only get when someone crafts … [Continue reading...]

22 DIY Craft Fair Displays

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Selling at craft fairs can be a blast! It can also be pricey. Paying for your spot at the fair, traveling costs, buying food to eat, and potentially buying other peoples' crafty wares - it can be a pretty penny if you aren't careful about it. What else do you find drains your money while selling at a craft fair? I'd love to hear your experience! Anyway, why add to the cost of setting up your booth when you can just make your booth better by being craftier? Skip the fancy tables and pre-made … [Continue reading...]

Pinterest Personalization and What it Means for You

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Pinterest Personalization If you have been on Pinterest lately you may have noticed that your Pinterest feed looks different than it did in the past. That is because Pinterest added a new “personalization” setting to your account. Which means you will see images from pinners that you haven’t even followed. Here’s how it works: When […]

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8 Craft Fair Trends You Must See

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I loved going to the South Haven Art Fair this past weekend in Michigan. Here are some trends I picked up on! Using vintage suitcases or hatboxes to display small items in large quantities. I think this selling tactic really works. The bright colors and the urge to search through the suitcases to find something […]

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7 Rules for a Successful Craft Fair Booth

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My mom and I walked up to a booth this past weekend that was filled with beautiful photographs and custom coasters. Now, as per usual, my mom started chatting with the person manning the booth about this idea she had seen. I watched and listened only to discover that this person was not the least […]

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Meet Tami Gagne of Peanut Envy

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I just love interviewing bloggers and business owners! It’s always amazing to get a new outlook on the crafty business world from someone who is experiencing all of the same trials and tribulations. Today we get to see just what it’s like to own an online shop by getting to know Tamera from Peanut Envy. […]

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How to Use Polyvore to Create Customer Profiles, Mood Boards and More

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Polyvore is an online community site for fashion and style, enabling its users to share their own creativity in fashion. How does that help you? You may be thinking, “I’m not a fashion designer or even a fashion blogger, how would a site like Polyvore help me with MY business?” It may seem like an atypical […]

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What is a “Word Cloud?”

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I know you hear every day about wonderful new apps, sites, downloads and social platforms that will make your work easier, increase your productivity, or help you figure out the troubles you are having with your creative business. You have heard about them, read about them and even tried most of them out. At least […]

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7 Books to Improve Your Writing

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Blog posts, product descriptions, grants, magazine or trade publication articles or queries to publishers. As a creative business owner you probably find yourself doing a fair bit of writing. Let that sink in for a minute.   You started making jewelry or scarves or whatever and then turned it into a small business. Never in […]

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How To Track Your Online Growth

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As a small creative business owner, you have probably been hearing over and over again about how you should have a blog, be sharing on social media, and doing lots of other things online to promote your business. Sometimes it can feel like you are doing a lot of work but you are not getting […]

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