Projects for upcoming Craft Fair, part 1

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Project by Vicki posted 08-22-2011 04:58 AM 1818 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’d like some feedback on how craft show worthy you think these items might be. Any guide to pricing would be welcome too. The ribbons are from red cedar. The other items are from pine and painted or stained with a laquer finish.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#1 posted 08-22-2011 12:57 PM

These should go well at a craft show Vicki, can’t help with pricing though but I found out here in Aust. work out what you think they are worth, add a few dollars as you can always come down when they haggle.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#2 posted 08-22-2011 01:31 PM

It’s a nice selection of woodcrafts, Vicki, and I hope that they do well for you. I’m sorry but I don’t have any idea on how to price these.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 08-22-2011 02:38 PM

I am attending my first show this fall. As far as pricing, I have asked a group of ladies to be my pricing committee. When I complete an item I ask what they would pay and then select in that price range. I have found that most of the prices as lower than I want them to be however I feel that are a fair selling price. The only item I will feel like I’m making money at is some of the smaller stack cuttings.

I have, also, looked up simular items on ETSY ( and tried to guage if they are selling or not. That gives me a second understanding of price range. The third would be to have attended craft shows and looked at what other scrollsaw vendors are pricing and IF they are selling.

Sorry if I do not have more help. Look at my BLOG and there are some good responses to my question on this issue.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#4 posted 08-23-2011 03:30 AM

Vicki, they look good. I especially like the bookends. In looking at various craft fairs in my area (which is not far from yours) there are not a lot of vendors selling wooden goods. My wife and I are going to be trying out our first craft show this fall. Been trying to figure out pricing myself. jerrells sounds like he has a pretty good idea by using some outside eyes.
Good luck with the show and let us know how it goes.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#5 posted 08-23-2011 04:07 AM

Thanks for all the helpful comments and suggestions. You’ve given me a lot of confidence.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#6 posted 08-23-2011 04:00 PM

Vicki , material + labor = cost

#1 You need to get; The cost of material ( wood , paint , screws , nails , blades , sandpaper , and etc , etc . )

labor ( $$ X hours to make) don’t forget the overhead (some people put in like 5 or 10% of the cost) cost of transporting , cost of shows , your electric. etc etc

-- David ; "BE SAFE BE HAPPY" Brockport , NY

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#7 posted 08-23-2011 04:13 PM

Hi David,
You’re right about that, but at this point I’m so slow that there’s no way I could charge that much. lol I would like to be fair to me and the customer and make enough to pay for supplies.
Thank you,

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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