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2018 Color Trends for Crafts

Every year, I do a bit of research to determine popular color trends in home and fashion.  It helps me come up with items that coordinate well with current trends. This is helpful for those who create items for the home, fashion items and jewelry.  I try to combine classic designs and colors along with …

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DIY Projects With Glass Jars

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In the world of upcycled crafts, nothing has been quite so popular or versatile as jar crafts.  There are some truly amazing DIY projects with glass jars out there.  Here are some beautiful inspirations.  What ideas will you come up with? Remember: Always support other artists and never steal ideas.  Inspiration is great, theft is …

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Dealing with Low Craft Fair Sales

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Every now and then a bad show, or even a bad season, can happen to the best of us. Those of us who have been doing this for awhile know these experiences are usually temporary. For new craft vendors, disappointments can lead to quitting altogether.  Sadly, this past season was a tough one in our area …

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DIY Keychains Easy Craft to Make and Sell

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Are you looking for an easy craft to make and sell at craft shows? Perhaps you want to add some lower price point items to increase revenue? DIY keychains are great for this.  They don’t occupy too much space and are relatively simple and inexpensive to produce but offer a lot of room for creative …

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Guest Post How to Start a Vinyl Business

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How to Start A Vinyl Business Vinyl decals are an enjoyable and profitable craft. Many companies use vinyl decals as a promotional tool or decorate their doors, windows, walls and other items. Auto dealers use them to promote brand visibility by placing their name, contact info and logo on the body of their vehicles. If …

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Top Selling Crafts for 2018

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Wondering what some of the top selling craft trends for 2018 might be? What follows are items that are doing very well at shows and online. Get some inspiration for your upcoming craft season. While my research isn’t highly scientific, it is based on my years of experience as a craft fair vendor and writer/researcher.  …

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Free Printable Tags Handmade with Love 2018

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Free Printable Tags Handmade with Love This morning I decided to create some new handmade with love tags for the new year.  This design is super cute and can be added to nearly any craft.  Download and print the .pdf below – it’s totally free. Each circle is 2 inches.  I recommend printing them on …

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Beyond Craft Fairs How to Expand Your Craft Business

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We spend a lot of time focusing on craft fairs and trade shows, but what about other ideas for how to expand your craft business and increase sales? Here are a few great ideas for broadening your horizons beyond just selling at craft shows.  Successful handmade business ideas include consigning, selling services and not just …

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Monthly Goals to Grow Your Craft Business

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Well, another season has come and gone and now it’s time to start preparing for the year ahead. Here’s a monthly goal list to help you grow your craft business throughout the year. If you find you’ve already met these particular goals, feel free to create your own and change things up.  Set goals are …

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10 Craft Fair Off Season Tips to Prepare for Next Year

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At the end of each busy season, I find myself taking some time off to rest of course, but then I get right back into preparation for the coming year.  Just because the busy craft fair season has come to a halt doesn’t mean you should – quite the opposite in fact. The craft fair …

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