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Thursday Shout Out: Be Craft Fair Prepared

Whether you’re a craft show pro or a newbie, you know that being prepared is half the battle. Or maybe that’s if you’re GI Joe and you’re talking about knowledge. In any case, you need to have yourself together, have all the right supplies, and at least look like you know what you’re doing before you can sell all of that fabulous product you’ve worked your fingers to the bone on. While this Shout Out won’t get you everything you need, it will give you a start, and hey, let’s face it-buying handmade to sell handmade just makes good karma all around.

Craft Show Boot Camp E-Class For Beginners by moonlightjourney. $4.99. Headed for your first show? Not sure what you need to bring? We may not have gotten this e-class ourselves, but hey-any tips for your first show are good tips. The .pdf includes seven pages of advice on everything from how to get licenses to sell, to where to find shows, to how to set up displays. Sounds like it’s worth five bucks if you ask us!

Tangerine and Smoke Damask Utility Half Apron by Foodphyte. $26.95. With six pockets, style to spare, and double lined so it can take a beating, this apron is all about being smart while looking smart. Ditch the bulky cashbox and keep your change, receipts, pens, business cards, and, well, pretty much anything else in there as well. Instead of digging around behind your table, you’ll have what you need on hand-and you’ll have those customers lining up.(And by the way, you seriously need to check out the rest of Foodphyte’s shop because there are approximately a gazillion other fabric options to choose from. Just sayin’.)

Business Card Holder by ArtisEverything. $21.90. Cute? You bet. Eye catching? Yup. As unique as your product, perfect for your booth, your table, and your business cards? Nailed it. This business card holder is anything but ordinary, which means it’s exactly what you need. And the best part? There are plenty of designs to choose from so it will fit you and your set up perfectly. The end.

Two Custom Canopy Banners 12″x 9′ by SquierDesign. $150. We all know that the first impression is a pretty darn important one, and what better way to grab the attention of potential customers than with two super sweet, professional looking custom banners. Get your name out there, get those peeps into your booth, and get ready for an awesome show!

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About meatbagz totes

Mackenzie is an award winning pie maker, a fast driver, and a screen printing mastermind. Kate is a designer, occasional neat freak, and tea drinking madwoman. They both believe in the power of good karma, air banding as a valid form of exercise, and that getting your hands dirty is a good way to keep your soul clean. Together they make up Team Meatbagz.

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