by Lisa McGrimmon
This week I'm featuring 26 photos of craft show booth displays. We'll start out with the ever-popular tabletop display, which is the first type of booth many people think of when designing craft show booth displays. I have 12 tabletop displays for your inspiration.
We'll also look at how to keep your booth simple but effective. Sometimes craft business owners overdo their display, and the booth becomes more of a focus than the product. You'll know you've overdone it if customers constantly comment on your lovely display. You want them noticing your product, not the display! We'll look at 5 booths that embrace simplicity and let the product shine.
If that wasn't enough, I also have 9 handbag booth photos to share with you including quite formal and substantial booths at large shows, as well as more casual and portable booths at smaller shows.
Plus, we'll round out the series on how to teach your craft this week with a look at important business issues that will come up when you decide to teach your craft. These issues might not be the first things you want to deal with, but they are essential, and, once they are done, you'll be comfortable in the knowledge that you've done things right, and you'll thank yourself for getting your ducks in a row.
From negotiating partnerships, to setting class policies, to ensuring you have adequate insurance, there are all kinds of business-related issues to put in place when you start teaching crafts. These issues can feel daunting at first, but once you get them in place, they will help protect your business from expected and unexpected challenges.
Tabletop displays are a popular way to show your crafts at shows. Portable, fold-up tables provide you with plenty of display space. However, there are a few pitfalls to be wary of when using tables in your craft booth. Specifically, you need to make sure you get your table dimensions right. Check out these 12 photos to see how other craft artists have used tables effectively in their displays.
Don't let customers be distracted by your fancy displays! Here are 5 booths that use well-planned, but simple design to let the product take center stage.
Do you design handbags or other mid-sized accessories? This set of photos is for you!
Encourage your customers to splurge a bit!
I have plenty of printable craft booth signs in my Etsy shop to inspire your customers to treat themselves and support your small business.
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