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Old 10-03-2012, 10:57 AM   #4419
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Originally Posted by mrussom View Post
Speaking of acrylilc frames, WalMart also has the little ones, maybe 2x3? I used those last year (and will again this year) for my price signs. Just wrote or typed up the product and price, slipped it in the frame and ta dah, a price sign! they also had ones that were the same size but had two frames attached (like a book?) and I got some of those too for my signs. I got lots of compliments on the idea last year from other vendors. I think they are about 40 cents each?

Before I did this, I made all these cute little pumpkins with a paperclip on top, the pumpkin was made with punches - round maybe, I can't remember, and then you glue them together. Well they were adorable BUT they kept falling over and signs kept falling out. So that wasn't such a great idea. I gave the pumpkins to anyone who commented on how cute they were cause I 'hated' them by my third sale. By that time I had found the acrylic frame idea anyway.
Mary...GMTA! (Great Minds Think Alike) I started doing this a couple years ago with the acrylic frame signs after driving myself nuts trying to either upright the cute signs I made or glue dot them back in place where they fell off from where I had them stuck. The small acrylic frames (or I use the 4x5 or 5x7 also when I need to explain more) are perfect for signs. I always type signs up (multiples on one sheet so I dont waste paper) and cut them up and insert them into the frames. And if you don't change prices then you can use them year after year, which I found I couldn't use my paper signs from year to year before....they just wouldn't hold up. I have some of those metal grid type walls and the signs will even hang on them. I also store the signs with the items that are left over so I can easily find them and refresh my memory with how much I charged last year.

Does everyone else drive themselves nuts in the "planning and staging" part of a craft fair? I can't be the only one?! I have about 5 different things being made at the same time and on top of that, I spend too much time doing the little things, like thinking of what color scheme I want the booth to be, thinking about set up, making signs and figuring out how I am going to display things. Ugh!

Post it note stuff usually sells pretty well for me too. I made these super cute ones last year that I liked better than anything else I have made and I couldn't give those babies away?! You just never know, do you? LOL
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