I probably don't have to tell you that your display booth can have a huge impact on your sales at craft shows.
So how do you design a booth that attracts customers and shows your work at its best?
Creating your craft booth can get pricy if you're not careful - tables, grid walls, lighting, risers, table coverings - it all adds up pretty quickly. So you want to avoid as much trial and error as possible and get your booth right the first time to avoid wasting money on a design that doesn't work.
That just means you need to do some good research and planning, and the tips below can help you do that.
Benefits of a Great Display
An effective display makes a huge difference in your sales at shows. Find out why.
Match Display and Product
Photos of 16 booth designs that work with the product to create a cohesive look and communicate a clear message to customers.
Lots of Christmas craft show booth photos and ideas for boosting sales at holiday bazaars.
How to display paintings and other large art pieces, including many art booth photos and links to supply sources.
Jewelry Display Ideas
Lots of photos of jewelry booths to give you ideas about how to display your own handmade jewelry and help you see what works.
Candle Display Pictures
Check out this page for photos and tips on creating a great candle booth!
15 Soap Display Pictures
Photos of 15 fantastic soap booths
Handmade Clothing Displays
Photos and tips for creating a clothing display booth.
Other Types Craft Booths
Pictures for all kinds of craft booths including woodworking, cards and prints, crocheting, and sewing booths
Get plenty of ideas here with three free and easy ways to find great examples, photos and inspiration.
I have analysed two photos of great booths. These booth photos illustrate 13 key concepts in good booth design, which you can apply to designing your own booth.
Christmas Craft Fairs
Make your displays more festive for Christmas craft shows with these free printable Christmas decorations for your booth!
My Craft Booth
This link takes you to several articles about how I created my own booth including instructions for making your own folding table and tips for designing your own multi-purpose risers.
Follow these 14 show regulations to create a display that will comply with the rules of most shows and use the Art Show Regulations Checklist (downloadable from the page linked above) to keep yourself organized.
Great display booth designs play a big role in success at shows. These 4 illustrated exhibitor booth layouts will help you decide which booth configuration is best for you.
Display Booth Design
General display booth design tips to help you create winning displays.
Displays That Work
Discover how to create displays that really work. When your display is sturdy, functional and reliable, you'll be able to focus on your customers and avoid common problems that occur as a result of poor design.
Indoor and Outdoor
Discover how to create a display for both indoor and outdoor shows.
Safety and Practicalities
It can be a lot of fun using your creative energy to design a stunning booth. However, don't forget, a great display is also practical and safe. These ten tips will help you to ensure that your booth is functional, practical and safe.
Whatever your style may be, your booth should complement your products and reflect the tastes and expectations of your customers.
How Your Art Show Display Communicates Your Marketing Message
Learn how to create an art show display that is instantly compelling to your target customers.
Trade Show Booth Displays Style and Image
Discover how to create displays that motivate your customers to buy.
Nine merchandising tips to help you make the sale.
Attracting More Customers
Success hinges, in part, on bringing customers into your booth. When you are designing your craft booth, it's important to consider ways to bring customers off the aisles and into your booth.
Check list of items to bring to a show
Detailed information about choosing a portable canopy that meets your needs.
Tips on choosing the right tent weights for your needs and instructions for making your own inexpensive tent weights.
Before you purchase a folding table for your craft room of your display booth, take these 6 considerations into account to ensure it meets your needs.
My Folding Table
When I went looking for a portable table, I couldn't find exactly what I wanted anywhere, so I ended up making my own. Here is how I made my own custom display table.
Portable Table Using Ikea Legs
Another alternative for making an adjustable height, portable table. This one uses inexpensive legs from Ikea.
Show lights can make a big impact. Here's how to make your show lights boost your sales.
Here's how I designed my custom display risers. Yes, they just look like simple boxes, but the dimensions were carefully planned so they work perfectly as risers when I'm at a show, and as storage when I'm not at a show.
Jewelry Display Stand
This tutorial show you haw to make a simple and inexpensive jewelry display stand from a few common, easy to find items (you might even have everything you need laying around the house already).
Some simple, common sense advanced planning will ensure that transporting your display to and from shows is as easy as possible.
An easy setup sets the tone for the rest of the day. This is one area where you'll want to do some advance planning to avoid unnecessary stress.
Good booths allow for plenty of storage for personal items and additional stock. Learn how to create a booth design with storage in mind.
Tearing down your booth at the end of an art and craft show can be simple with a bit of organization and planning.
Do you have some great craft show booth display ideas that have worked for you? Share them here.