Countryside Presbyterian Church 2021 Craft Show

 
As many of your know I was a vendor at a church craft show in Ocala, FL last Saturday. My son Ethan in the picture above helped me setup for the craft show. He wasn't really excited about it but once we got there he really enjoyed helping me setup. Afterward we walked around a bit and looked at some of the other booths and he said "Mom this is really cool!". Haha.

This was my second time participating in this particular craft show and I absolutely love being a vendor at this show. The people are so nice!

The first time I participated in this craft show we had just moved to Florida and I found out about the show very last minute and was only able to get a space outside. It was 90+ degrees and my husband and I were sweating our buns off! This year I was able to get an indoor space and it made a world of difference. You definitely need A/C in Florida in September, whew!

Here are some gift card holders that I made out of the Note Cards & Envelopes. You can see them here

I made 40 of these and sold 1. I think it was a bit too early for the Christmas stuff to sell well.

I also had a Cash & Carry display available with some adhesives and some retired Stamp Sets.

My mom is a great seamstress and made some Fabric Bins and a Stamparatus bag that I put out for sale. Everyone loved the fabric on the Stamparatus bag so I told her she needs to make some Fabric Bins out of the same fabric, haha.

On the left side I have the Chocolate Bar Sliders that I made at Stamp Camp earlier this year. You can see this project here.

These sold fairly well. I made 37 and sold 6. Many people walked by and chuckled at the saying on the front of the bars. I heard a lot of people comment that they didn't think the chocolate would last until Christmas. I'm not sure why this was a concern since the chocolate was in sealed packaging...

In the center of the photo I have the Tombstone Treat Boxes that I made a few weeks ago. You can see this project here.

I made 15 of these and sold 3. Many people walked by and commented on how cute they were and then kept walking. The customer base for my craft show was mostly retired people that don't live near their grandchildren. I think in a community where more families live they might sell better.

Here are the 2022 Desktop Calendars that I made. I made 50 of these and I was a little surprised that I didn't sell any of these. I think it might have been a little too early for these as well. At least that's what I'm hoping...

Do you like the cute little chalkboard easels that I used for the price displays? I got those on Amazon, you can find them here.

Finally, my biggest seller of the day...cards! I was surprised that this is what I sold the most of all day. I think it was a bit too early to sell a lot of holiday gifts and that's why cards were my best seller.

This is my card display I absolutely love it! I purchased it from Displays2Go. You can find it here. The one I have is 29" wide with a 2.5" pocket depth, item number WRC6T2925.

I hope you have enjoyed this little recap. I had a blast and can't wait for my next craft show in November. Want to know where I'm going to be? Sign up for my newsletter for a complete list of upcoming craft shows in Central Florida.

Happy Stamping!
Jen 

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  1. thank you for sharing so much detail of your day. Glad you were excited about it - this comes over to your customers.

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  2. Thank you for the very detailed and helpful blog post. I am doing a craft fair in the beginning of December and am starting to prepare items to sell. I guess I need to have a fair amount of cards to sell. Thanks for all the tips.

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    1. I'm so glad this was helpful for you. Good luck at your event!

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