My First Craft Fair

Y’all ❤️ I had my first craft fair on September 21st and am super proud of how it all came together! If I have extra time (🤦) I’ll eventually write up a blog about all of the display pieces we DIY-ed but, I’m pumped that I finally ripped off the band-aid. The next fair I have set up is at the end of November.

Rob was so amazing and helped me build (or revamp) all of the display pieces. Using pegboard was 100% amazing and I love that all of these pieces work together well yet allow me so much flexibility! 🥰 Plus the neutral colors are amazing for my artwork and lets the colors really pop. ✨

The shelves held a bunch of coasters and I liked putting the social media sign and magnet stand on top of it to give it some more height.

For the posts we made, (see above photo) I do wish they spun. I might rework these prior to the November fair (if I have the time). They worked for what I wanted this time but lack of spin-ability was a miss. I’m not sure how to easily add “spin” in yet.

The tabletop pegboard trifold held so many pieces of jewelry and took up minimal space. Plus it folds up flat to store it. My set up at this fair wasn’t super big so I only used one of the trifolds this time but, depending on what setups I use going forward, made two just in case!

Now, the biggest one I saved for last ➡️ This standing display came out AMAZING. 😍 Prior to the registering for the fair I had this room divider just hanging out in my garage. The panels used to be fabric and it was originally designed and built by my grandpa. With his approval we modified it and I’m so pleased with the result. A few metal screws, brackets, pegboard, and spray paint can get you pretty far. It’s perfect for displaying art since I can move the pegs wherever I want. It even held the sign I painted!


Overall I couldn’t have asked for a better first fair:

  • The set up was easy and we had plenty of time to get things put together.
  • The crowd was lighter but fairly steady (which helped me not feel overwhelmed).
  • It was inside and the weather was good.
  • I handed out lots of business cards for potential custom orders.
  • and I made a profit! 💰

I’m very encouraged to do my next one! ❤️ I have several new items I’m hoping to have ready for it! If you’re local to Cincinnati I hope to see you there – West Clermont Highschool on Nov 30th!

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