How to Display Headbands at a Craft Fair

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Display handmade headbands at a craft fair so that potential customers can see every style you have for sale. Allowing customers to see all of the headbands you have to offer in a single display area or setting makes it easy for them to decide which piece they want. Wear one of your creations while you work in the craft fair. While you won't be able to sell this piece, you'll show how well the headbands stand up to regular use and how they look on a person.

Things You'll Need

  • Canister oatmeal container
  • Black or white spray paint
  • Ribbon to match booth
  • Plastic grocery bag
  • Small pebbles or stones
  • Tablecloth (optional)
  • Mannequin bust or head (optional)

Create a Display

  • Remove the lid from the canister.

  • Place the canister on top of the drop cloth with the opening facing down.

  • Spray the canister with an even coat of paint and allow it to dry. Spray a second time. It is better to use several light coats than one heavy one. Allow the canister to dry overnight.

  • Fill a plastic grocery bag with small stones. Place the filled bag inside the canister and replace the lid.

Arrange Headbands

  • Cover your craft show table with a tablecloth, if you are using one.

  • Place the filled canister on the table. If you are using more than one canister, slip a book underneath the tablecloth to create a display with different levels.

  • Slip headbands around the canister to allow shoppers to see the styles without touching them. Display similar styles and colors together, and replace items as they sell to keep the display full.

  • Place a mannequin head next to the headband canister and add one of your headbands to the head to show it in use.

Tips & Warnings

  • Clean kitty litter can be used in place of pebbles, if desired.
  • Make as many displays as you need to show off all of your headbands.
  • If you are shipping your items to a craft show, ship the displays unfilled, then fill them when you arrive at the show; you'll save money on shipping because of the reduced weight.
  • Don't put headbands on the displays until the paint is dry.
  • Don't allow prospective buyers to try on headbands; it is unsanitary and could damage your merchandise.

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References

  • "Eco Craft: Recycle Recraft Restyle"; Susan Wasinger; 2009
  • "Everything Scrapbooking Book: Creative Ideas for Preserving Memories That Last a Lifetime"; Jennifer Barr
  • "The Handmade Marketplace: How to Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally, and On-Line"; Kari Chapin; 2010
  • Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images
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