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September 18th, 2010, 04:24 PM
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There is a call for artisans to get a table at a Christmas art fair, and I was thinking about getting a table, although I wasn't sure if it would be worth it. If you were at a craft show, would you buy framed photographs, or greeting cards, or bookmarks? There are some other things I could make, like coasters, but I think to buy the coasters and make them would cost about $15 a set, which means I'd want to sell them for $25 or more and I just don't know if that would be worth it.

What would you do? What other things could I offer at my table?
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September 18th, 2010, 04:41 PM
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ok, so one year I made glass ornaments for my mom. I took old family photos and printed them out on transparencies that I rolled up and dropped into glass ornaments



My mom is a very simple person so I didnt do them up much but Ive seen ones with glitter and tulle and all sorts of fancifications done to them and they are beautiful!



oops hit enter too soon. They have gotten LOTS of compliments over the years and if i didnt have so many smell kiddos, I would make myself a set. They would look awesome with photos of flowers and such. Totally sale-worthy
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September 18th, 2010, 10:19 PM
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Where did you buy the ornaments? That's a really neat idea!
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September 18th, 2010, 10:44 PM
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I bought them at Michaels but any craft store should be getting them in pretty soon for the crafting season. once i dropped teh transparencies in, i used tweezers to nudge them open and into place

also ROFL i just noticed that it said my smell kids are keeping me from having these- I do have smelly kids but it's mostly my SMALL ones that keep me from having glass ornaments around
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September 19th, 2010, 03:08 AM
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Erin you blow me away. I do a lot of craft shows with my face and body art. What is the vendor fee?
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September 19th, 2010, 07:20 AM
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$25 for a table for one day, or $40 for two days. I just don't know if people would buy framed art for gifts.

Erin, I figured out what you meant. LOL
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September 19th, 2010, 08:19 AM
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i also love buying quirky cards at craft fairs

for $40, i thing it would be worth having some stuff to sell just so you can give out fliers about your biz. Do you know anyone you can split the table with so you can bring less product but the table will still draw ppl over?
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