Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A Little Craft Fair Follow Up

You all know from my recent posts that I participated as a vendor in a craft fair. It was my first time, and I wanted to make a good impression. I spent hours sewing items to include in my booth. I also spent a good amount of time on Pinterest looking at craft booths gathering ideas and inspiration. Here is one idea that I used, and I think it turned out well.

Tagging items with attractive, clear tags is important in a vendor's presentation. I put this task off until the very last minute, but what I came up with really made me happy.

I've saved this old dictionary because I knew that I could do something with it, and tags presented the perfect idea. I have lots of craft ideas logged on Pinterest, and often faded pages of old books are used, so I kept this around for just such a purpose.

I removed a random page. One page yielded four tags, but I suppose you could make them any size you want; I just cut mine to suit me. There are no rules here, you know.

I took two 4"x 6" note cards to provide weight.

Other supplies needed are shown here: cutter to use on paper (my paper cutter has paper wrapped around the handle to identify it), glue stick, hole punch and yarn. I suppose I should include that a ruler is needed, but you probably would have figured that out, right?

I glued the note cards face down onto the book page. I trimmed  up with the rotary cutter and ruler. I popped a hole in the corner and threaded about 6-8" of yard through and looped a knot in the ends.

I could fit 2 note cards on the pages from this book; that is what you see above.

After cutting to the size I wanted, I just free-handed my item and price onto the tag. Had I not waited until the last minute to do these tags, I would have used a more suitable marker, and taken a bit more time with my lettering. 

Hope you find this helpful. I swear by using Pinterest for inspiration. It motivates me - a lot.

Happy Quilting, Friends!

1 comment:

  1. Great idea! My church is planning a craft fair for the fall and this is a great tag for pricing. Thanks!!


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