In November of 2021 my sister Betty and I decided to become first time craft show vendors. The Holiday Marketplace was held at the Carbon Valley Recreation Center in Frederick, Colorado. From August of that year until the week before the show we were both busy creating items to sell. Not knowing what to make, how much to make, or how much to charge was nerve-wracking to say the least.
I decided to sell a combination of Holiday note card sets, two different styles of gift card holders, gift tags, and individual note cards. My sister on the other hand, made cross, candy cane, and a Christmas tree wreaths. We didn’t have a whole lot of success, but it was still a really fun day. I think the learning curve is pretty high when it comes to craft fairs. Perhaps we will do better next time.
My husband and his friend made these fantastic display pieces for my cards. I couldn’t have been happier with them.
Our brother was kind enough to make Betty’s display rack. With a little PVC pipe and some 2×4’s she had a great looking display for her unique wreaths. She uses Unique in the Creek shaped boards for the tree and the crosses. The candy canes are wire frames and look good enough to eat.
I do have to give a big shout out to my son who came along to help us. Not only did he help lug stuff to and from the cars, but also in the set up. He even put up the little Christmas tree we had in our booth. Of course when he added the angel to the top, I had to snap a picture, as I do every Christmas at home.
Have you ever participated in a craft fair before? Drop me a line in the comments below and let me know did it turn out for you? See you again next time!