Craft show season is coming up again, and I wanted to touch base regarding signs (counting price tags signs) for your booths. Previously we had chatted about my utter lack of signage and why it’s important that I fix that part of my craft show selling experience. The original post is here. While I’m still not one thousand percent happy with my signs, I do like the style of them. The future KBG signs will probably follow along the same idea as these “temporary” signs.
There was procrastinating, as usual, when it came to figuring out my new signs. It was the day before my second to last show of the season, and I was making signs. Some index cards, scissors, and a great pen were the main supplies here. I drew my little borders, cut out my little squares, and made up some bigger signs in the same style. These are easy to make, quick, and really go with my whole monster vibe somehow. I do like them. They are affordable too!
The bigger signs ended up as these folded index cards. I think I will redo them as bigger versions of the small price signs. It was amazing to watch people look at the signs and then still ask me either how much the item was or what was the item. READ THE SIGNS… which I couldn’t say, because I didn’t want to be rude. I did think it to myself though.
I wanted to use clothes pins to attach the signs to the dolls. In theory it would be rustic and artsy and something a little different. In reality… it looks stupid, and I hate it. Attaching the signs is the main part that I have to rework. Maybe there are smaller, super strong clips that I can use instead. Maybe I have to rethink how I’m displaying things in regards to the signs. MAYBE I should figure out what exactly I’ll be bringing to shows this year. At this point, I’m sticking with the style of the new signs. Everything else is up in the air.
While I haven’t totally figured out my sign situation, it is much better. During my last show of the year, I figured it was time to overhaul my craft fair everything. The overhaul is going to impact how I finish designing my signs and price tags.
Do you struggle with signage at your craft shows? Do you have any tips to make it easier?