Christmas Craft Fair

One of my goals for this year was to sign up for a craft fair. It was something I knew would take a lot of time, effort, and guts. {What if no one buys anything!}


Guess what I did about a week ago? I did it. Not only did I sign up, but I followed through, created a ton of inventory AND people bought stuff! 
My first sale!
I put my friends to work when they came to visit and had them walk around the venue with my signs so that people would conveniently see and ask about them. {P.S. It worked!}
I'm loving gold, silver, white and light blue this Christmas, so I got a little carried away and was able to fill up a third of my 16' table with signs in these colors. 
I made that sign you see in the far right of this picture using Photoshop. I downloaded a chalkboard background online and used chalkboard looking fonts. Then I uploaded it to Staples.com and had them print an engineering print for me. I was able to get a 24"x36" poster for less than $4! I also made corresponding business cards and price tags to hang off of all the inventory. 
My husband is always making me laugh. Especially after he's had at least two sips of something caffeinated. I posted a hilarious video on Instagram of him dancing in front of my booth. 
This whole experience encouraged me to open an Etsy shop. Since I'm not trying to take on a second job by any means, I opened it for local customers only. So if you live in the Northern San Francisco Bay Area, check it out! If you don't... feel free to steal my ideas :) 

I think I probably spent more time on Pinterest trying to find inspiration than I did actually making inventory for this craft fair. Head over to Pinterest and check out my craft fair display ideas and inventory ideas

It's almost the end of the year, which means it's time to set New Years resolutions. What are some of your goals for the upcoming year? 


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