Thursday, September 6, 2012

Craft Fair Displays Part One

How you display your wares is an important part of your craft business.  Whether you have only a table or a whole tent to showcase your craft, you can do so much to show your style and create an inviting ambiance that says, “Come in and look!”

Here are a few displays from the Hudson Valley Etsy Team and others who were in the Garrison Craft Fair in August.  You couldn’t find a lovelier spot for a fair, on the Hudson opposite the stony edifices of West Point, with the river only a few feet away from the tents.

Come in and buy me!
Here is a very effective display by Jess of Knot by Gran’ma.  Her two tables are covered in black, and her boxes and baskets are painted black.  This gives great cohesion and brings out the bright colors of her unique hand-crocheted monsters and soft sculptures.  

Take me home, please.

A black basket and child’s chair adds to the charm!

Many of us are constrained to keep our displays as light and simple as possible.   Sarah-Maria of Meerwiibli has two racks for her dresses, two tables for her accessories, a mannequin and even a dressing room for her customers of light and easily assembled materials.  Her tablecloths, banners, and even her hangers match the colors of her clothing designs, making a fun and enticing display.

I loved the clean modern style of L&M Studio!  It was like stepping into a chic shop in NYC.  Her shelves are made from Ikea furniture and wire cables attached to her tent frame hold up her wonderful birdhouses, lamps, and planters.  Gorgeous work in a great setting!

More displays from the Garrison Craft Fair coming soon!

Jody Lee
a Studio by the Sea



Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art said...

Such gorgeous displays! Love all the colors! Go, Team!

Marilyn (Pulp Sushi) said...

I can stare at pictures of amazing craft displays for days. I hope you'll show us yours Jody! I know it's very pretty. :)

Arwen Designs said...

Great displays! I've been trying to figure out how to make a nice, professional display with simple materials. These look great!

Peg said...

These all look awesome! As a shopper I'd definitely be attracted to browse. If I ever get to the point of doing craft fairs regularly, I'll have to access everyone's combined experience and wisdom on the topic of effective displays :)

Lisa Walbridge (Merry Alchemy) said...

Great article! I love seeing how others display their work. These are really sleek and inviting.

meerwiibli by sarah-maria said...

My backdrop is sagging! Yikes! Really nice pictures though, thanks Jody!

Neely Coyote McCormick said...

Nice post, Marilyn.

Marilyn (Pulp Sushi) said...

I did not write this, the credit goes to Jody.

Whitebay Boutique said...

Such awesome displays! I've only ever done one craft festival (a few times) and I always feel like I'm trying to cram 10 pounds into a 5 pound bag :-/

becky nielsen said...

there was a lot of variety in the kinds of things that team members were selling and therefore different needs for display. I was impressed with how nice they all were. and was really impressed that Sarah - Marie managed to fit in that little changing booth!

Debi - Tinks Treasure said...

I love looking at other folks displays. These are each beautiful! Thanx for sharing!