Casual To Cash Part V

The Crochet Chronicles 
Casual To Cash
6 Week Mini Master Class
Week 5

Hello crochet family! It’s been a week already and I hope you took time to read my article about the best software tools for your handmade online business. I talked about accounting software, website builders and a number of tools that will give your handmade business the edge to stand out from the crowd and be successful. And now I want to show you the way to fantastic deals that will tidy up your craft show and festival booth and help you present a professional display that can compete with any crafter you may set up next to. Every crocheter knows the basics and what they need to get by, but when starting a business, you can’t just get by. Having the right tools can be the difference between success and failure.  

Craft shows and festivals are the bread and butter of Nathan and Marissa’s crochet amigurumi plushie business, where they focus heavily on the inventory needed every weekend to sell and profit from the shows they spend most of their weekends at. It takes money to travel and set up for each show and they have spent years collecting and using different displays and cases, payment methods and all the neat and necessary tools that make each show a success for them. Through some research and window shopping on Amazon, I have compiled a list of display cases, tables, and so much more that will help you with a professional craft show display and save you some money. Amazon is my go to because of the incredible savings and fast shipping right to my door. The convenience and savings make all the difference in planning for upcoming shows and festivals.

The links you will find in this article are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you use these links to purchase the products that I'm suggesting.Using these links to purchase these products will not cost you anything extra but it will help me to continue each week to write content that gives you tips and ideas to improve your crochet crafting small business and turn it into a success. 

It’s not wise to run out of anything you need for your crochet craft small business. You will find that it's necessary to stock up on items you use every day to produce inventory. Buying in bulk can save you money and prevent you from making unnecessary trips to restock. You also have to think about creating an inviting display at shows and festivals that will show off your crochet art and make passersby want to shop your booth. There are things like packaging and bagging up sales to think about as well. I have included the links to some great deals to get you started and help you set up a professional display that will attract customers and create profit. I hope to save you time and money with my research because starting a business of any size can be overwhelming.  

I want to dive right into this ultimate craft show shopping list and see if the items I’ve suggested inspire you and give you an idea of what is needed to begin your craft show business journey. But first I want to encourage you to check in next week when I wrap up this six week mini master course by giving you tips and guidance for selling at shows and festivals.  With genius ideas and hands made to create crochet art, your favorite crochet couple, Nathan and Marissa, have combined their craft show and festival business and online entrepreneurship journey beautifully and both maintain full time careers on top of being small business owners. As seasoned handmade crochet small business owners they will give you some tips for setting up the perfect booth and tell you what to expect when selling at shows and festivals.    In the hands of experts you can find wisdom and escape the errors they made so that you don’t have to.

Amazon window shopping list, delivered straight to your door with free shipping for Prime members. The suggestions made here are not the only products suitable for the purpose intended, however they seemed a great option at the best price. May it inspire you while saving you cash!

Yarn Yarn Yarn!

Himalaya Dolphin Baby Yarn Knitting Yarn 2 Skeins 

Estako Velvet Chenille Blanket amigurumi Yarn

Hooks and More Hooks!

73 Pack Crochet Hooks Set, 13 PCS 2mm(B)-10mm(N) Ergonomic Soft Grip Crochet Handles Yarn Knitting Needles Kit with Case for Arthritic Hand

Yarniss 14 Size Crochet Hooks Set,MultiColor,2mm(B)-10mm(N) Ergonomic Crochet Hooks

Bags, Bags, Bags!

Crochet Tote Bag,Leudes Knitting Bag Fits 15.6 Inch Laptop Yarn Storage Organizer Large Yarn Holder Hook Case for Knitting & Crochet Supplies

MYBAGZING Crochet Bag Organizer, Quilted Crochet Storage Bag with Hanging Hook, Yarn Bags for Crocheting, Yarn Holder, Knitting Bag

HOMEST Large Crochet Bag with Customized Front Compartment for Knitting Accessories, Yarn Storage with 6 Oversized Grommets, Tote Organizer with Drawstring Closure

Professionally Display It!

Amazon Basics 6-Cube Wire Grid Stackable Storage Shelves, 12 x 12-Inches, Black, 12.6"D x 26"W x 38"H

Black Grid Wall Panels with Rolling Base Floorstanding Wire Grid Wall Tower with Casters for Retail Craft Fair Display Rack, Show Rack, Art Display Stand

Wire Cube Storage Organizer, 12 Cubes Converted into 14 Cubes Freely, Sturdy Metal Grids Storage Shelf

Retail Display Stand 7 Tier for Store Display Movable Shop Spinner Jewelry Keyring Socking Hats Toys Show Rack, Black, 17''D x 17''W x 63''H

VEVOR 2' x 5.6' Grid Wall Panels Tower, 2 Packs Wire Grid Panels with T-Base Floorstanding, Double Side Gridwall Panels for Art Craft Shows, Retail Display with Extra Clips and Hooks

Babion 6 Panel Pegboard Display, Peg Board Room Divider Pegboard Freestanding Folding Privacy Screens Pegboard Display Stand for Craft Shows

6pack Acrylic Sign Holder 8.5 X 11,Vertical T Shape Clear Plastic Sign Holder Stand

Tables, Tables, Tables!

Flash Furniture Elon 6' Rectangular Plastic Folding Event Table

Custom Table Runner with Business Logo - Custom Signs Customize

2 Pack 6FT Table Cloth for Rectangular Fitted Events Stretch Black Table Covers

Package It Right!

HORLIMER 6x4x3 inches Shipping Boxes Set of 25, White Corrugated Cardboard Box Literature Mailer

qiqee 60 pcs Kraft Bags with Handles 7.6"x4.75"x10.5" 

Holographic Resealable Bags For Small Business - These Cellophane Bags Self Adhesive For Convenient Packaging 


Thank You Poly Mailer 10x13 Inch

Build Your Own Stickers/Labels - Any Design + Logo

Customize It Cute!

Custom Labels for Crochet and Knits Projects,Personalized Handmade Leather Embossed Tags Embellishment

As you can see I have included a little of everything to inspire you as you begin your crochet craft small business journey. These are just a few of the products available to enhance your image as a craft show booth owner and give you an edge that will let you stand out in the crowd in order to attract customers.  The possibilities are endless and I will add to this list weekly to help you grow your small business. Appearances are important, from the quality of the products you sell to the set up of your booth and online website. Everything you can do to enhance your brand image is another opportunity to make a sale. Learn in my next article how to combine the two selling platforms to create a beautiful, profitable crochet craft business. Happy crocheting family!! 

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