What are the best selling items at a craft fair?

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Forum topic by Bearpaw posted 06-18-2013 01:00 AM 2498 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-18-2013 01:00 AM

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My grandson goes to a very nice private school that has a “craft fair” in late Nov. or early Dec. for people to pick up unusual Christmas gifts.

I make a good Andy style box, wine tilts, and to try my first cutting board next week. I am able to do inlay in the tilts and boxes. Take a look at my project page to see some of the items I have made.

This is a one day sale, but I would like to have some other ideas for items to make. I am able to make most any thing that do not involve a wood lathe. I have a friend that turns pens that I will take to sell for him.

So give me some ideas.

Thanks for the help.


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#1 posted 06-18-2013 12:28 PM

Really depends. Have a variety of items and prices. Do not know about your area but $40 might be a celing price. Toys might be good, Christmas ornaments (check some of my posts),little gift items (key chain tags). Think of the people who might attend but still it is a guess, in my opinion. I am getting ready for several big fall craft shows and I am making everything I can – in hopes.

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#2 posted 06-18-2013 02:39 PM

I saw some penny hockey games in the project section and thought those would be a good item to sell.

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#3 posted 06-18-2013 02:41 PM

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#4 posted 06-19-2013 12:09 AM

I would say items in the $10-$20 range- otherwise it has to be spectacular to get more for it at a craft fair. I saw one guy selling pens for $15- he was giving them away, but selling them like crazy. Useful Items sell good- spoons refrigerator magnets, cutting boards that are nice but not real involved and seasonal things at Christmas time.

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