Since I delayed making a decision to do this fair, I was left with only a week to prepare my artwork, cards, and a display of some sort.
I definitely did not want to just lay my framed artwork on a table so I searched for an affordable display set up that I could put together myself.
Lucky for me I happened upon Feathers and Fern Studio. Clever lady! She put together panels using wooden screen doors from Home Depot. Definitely check out her tutorial. I followed it, but changed a few things to make it work for me.
I also gathered insight from Pam at Mercantile Muse. She put together a two part post about Making the Most Out of Fairs. Good reading for sure, and lots of photos for examples. Nice job Pam!
|Wooden screen door from Home Depot $20|
|Hardware Cloth from Home Depot 36" x 15' , $16. I used this instead of metal screening for two reasons. Weight and cost. I was only going to make two panels to start with and this was the perfect size. It's plastic, but very strong.|
|Staple the Hardware Cloth to the frame of the door.|
One note:The best part of the craft fair was having my sister hang out with me for the day! Since she lives far away, it is something we don't get the chance to do very often.I was happy that I sold some note card sets and some framed artwork. All of these are available in my Etsy Shop* too, as well as art prints and other upcylcled items.
I may actually cut this down by about 8 inches because it is a bit too long to fit in my car. I had to use a bungie cord to keep the hatch of my 'crossover' vehicle down. Unfortunately that meant that the "door open dinging" alarm never shut off the entire drive to the fair. Thankfully, it was only about a 10 minute drive! It came home in hubby's truck.:)
So now that I have taken the first step, I am likely to take another soon. And I will be ready.
In the meantime, I've linked The Shop Up North and this post with the gathering of blogs and Etsy shops at:
*Update: since this post I have made changes to my Etsy shop, renaming it to Double Nickels Studio and limiting the items to art pieces. And I've changed the packaging on my cards as well.
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