Sunday, September 20, 2015

Grandma's Rocking Chair - September 20, 2015 - Craft Fair Ideas

Craft Fairs start pretty soon and I have been working on some gift ideas to sell at the fairs I go to.
Some of my customers asked how do I know what to bring and what will sell.  I have to tell them I am not very good at that.  I have been doing craft shows in Cheyenne now for about 8 years, some years I hit on the right things then other times I sell almost nothing.

My first year I took home made cards and I sold a lot.  Next year sold no handmade cards but sold some handmade ornaments.  So the following year made more ornaments only sold 2.Last year I put out my handmade cards and again sold a lot of them, but for the years in between I was lucky if I sold 2 -3 and they were the same cards no new ones.  So I really don't know what will sell.

So what will I try this year.
Last year a big seller was the M&M Candy Sticks and Curvy Keepsake boxes.

So I am making them this year.

I also am going to make some Adult Coloring Books

I will also be decorating full size boxes of Junior Mints.

And little packets of gift cards for presents.
I will also take some of the projects we have been doing in class such as the Witches Decor hat.

 And the Season to Season Wreath.
I will also have some of my cards and other items left over from last year, such as boxes of cards, kids color your own cards.  I have no clue what will sell maybe you can guess what will sell?

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