If you missed part one here it is! Part I of The Craft Show Survival Kit: The Bag. Today, we will move onto some of The Bag’s most important contents: The Box. I consider “The Box” my crafter’s tool kit, complete with all the knick knacks that I need to put together my booth and a few extras to help throughout the day.
Now, I like to have everything in it’s place for quick, easy access during even the busiest parts of the show; so, my box has two tiers: one for setup and display items, the other for my own supplies.
The perfect contents of your Box may differ than those listed here. This is just a start to get you thinking about what you might need. Hopefully, you will see a few “ah-ha!” items here that you hadn’t considered, and maybe you can school us on a few nifty tools that were missed.
Double Stick Tape (temporary)
Double Stick Tape (permanent)
Black & Red Sharpie
Blank Price Tags
Small Wire Cutter
Tylenol & Advil
Emergency Sun Block
Having a game plan always helps me to rest easy before a show. You can’t control the weather, the traffic, or the sales, but you can make sure you are ready for whatever the event is going to throw at you. Being organized and prepared is a sure-fire recipe for taking anyone from disappointing to confident, even if you are a slug.
My name is Tania and I love everything about the Arts & Crafts scene, from the creations to the community and every step in between. Several years ago, I started up The Curious Cake Shoppe and there has been no looking back since. I continue to use my passion for this community to create more, such as The Curious Canvas, and do my part to help out in the Arts & Crafts scene through my Texas-based Craft Show website, DFW Craft Shows. I use my experience to write Craft Show articles and I love promoting other vendors through my Arts & Craft Giveaways every other week.