Tuesday, November 9, 2010

2010 Holiday Faire Display Tips and More

On this post, I'd like to share with you how you can setup a head-turner display. Here are some tips on how to bring out the charisma of each paper craft made with SU! supplies. We all know how SU's Cardstocks are so vibrant and colorful. The only way to get a dramatic outcome is bringing out your best platters. Platters are a best way to make food delectable, why not use it with your paper craft or project displays. With the white platters, black was the contrast element. So I just bought some black disposable table covers and it did the job perfectly. You want to go for dramatic, go BLACK!!!

My first photo shows a 2-tier plate which I filled with Petite Square Boxes. Everyone looked with curiousity and had to open them. They were conversation pieces that Sold Out too! (I'm taking this picture a couple of hours before closing).

Here's my Santa matchboxes I sold last year and are sold out again! He lay nicely on my other 2-tier platter. Many of you asked for my Santa Box instructions! Here is my LINK to my instructions.
They're my projects last year. So check out other matchbox items I had for the Holidays! I have a reindeer matchbox, too!

Here's another tip to attract customers. Bring out those Hershey Kisses and spread them around the table. That's like honey to a bear :) We spread it around the plates and see how they would attract customers. It' free and a friendly gesture. I like the way the chocolate kisses blended with my tags :)

I also got those tins in bulk purchase in SU!'s Clearance Rack #124239. They come in a 5 pack. So hurry and get them. I think there is still time to order them. I gave this away with my own personalized ribbon for every $20 purchase. It's a cute promo gift with purchase. I make sure that I always provide a small token in my Craft Faire. Last year, I gave away plush toys. Anyway, something you want to think about on your next faire.

Here is another way to get curious lookers. Bundle your cards in a basket. Anything bundled like this attracts bargain lookers.

We all know that we need to price our items. It would be hard if you don't. It would be crazy to keep track of prices when you have 5 customers asking for them at the same time. So, here's the best and neat way to post them. I found this acrylic displays in Crate and Barrel store that closed in one of the malls. They were selling there display fixtures and this were sold at 50 cents each. I grabbed them and printed them out with the font Crate and Barrel used on there display.
It's "Arial Bold" font. I also put a description on how they can use my boxes. Ain't that neat! Looks so professional! You can also get them in your Office Supplies store.

BTW, don't forget your sign up sheets for your Workshops!!!

Last but not the least, here's our neighbor, Susan Hesse. Her booth beside us, was a knock out. She sold her jewelry with her daughter. I had promised that I would feature her in my blog if she featured me in hers..hihi. Anyway, our booths complimented each other. Her jewelry with our boxes would be a perfect holiday gift! Isn't that Great!

BTW, I stepped out for a moment from the faire and Raidis was asked to be photographed by the Local Newspaper. WOW!!! Our booth was one of the choosen displays to be featured in the Holiday Craft Faire article. Eeek, why did I have to step out on that moment.. geez. Anyway, I can't wait to see it in the news.

Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. Please visit my blog and my Stampin Up Website! Have a nice day!


Carol said...

Wow, Kay...amazing displays and great tips! You definitely have created a booth that I would not hesitate to stop and look at and most probably buy from you. TFS!!!

Jennifer Jackson said...

These are great! I am preparing for a craft show soon... would you mind sharing how much you charged for your little boxes?

Cindee said...

WOW! Sounds like your event was a GREAT success! Congrats! All of your items are/were beautiful. I love the tip to display your crafts on beautiful plates. Makes a huge difference on how your table looks. Of course yours looked BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing all your tips with us.

Mary said...

I've enjoyed the last three days fo your faire, thanks for sharing! LOVE your Santa Matchboxs too!!! Mary

Cheryl said...

Love the Santa boxes. Would you be willing to share how to make them? As a teacher with 40 students I am always looking for something to make for Christmas. These are super cute! And I just got the matchbox die with my last demo order, great timing.

kay said...

Hi, everyone! Thank you so much for all your compliments and wonderful comments. Many of you asked for my Santa Box instructions! Here is my link them: http://creationsonpaper.blogspot.com/2009/08/christmas-matchbox-santa.html
They're my projects last year. So check out other matchbox items I have for the Holiday! I have a reindeer too!

Teri said...

Awesome! Loved all of your stuff for sale at the holiday faire. Wish I could've attended to see you stuff IRL!


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