Are you about to take the leap into the handmade business world? Got the skill, but looking for more crafting inspiration?

DIY-Crafts-For-Your-Handmade-Business-–-100-Plus-TutorialsThese simple handmade tutorials will make any crafty person’s heart sing with joy!

You don’t need special skills or a bunch of time because these can all be done super fast.

Also, if you are already in the biz, you can use these things to add spice to your physical store or craft show events.

You are going to love these fabulous tutorials added with useful tips for your business. Let’s get it started!

LED Lights

lights

Get creative with your multi-colored LED lights and ping pong balls. So why should you light your booth, anyway? Isn’t plain ol’ sunlight good enough? Well, you will always have either dark corners or dark times of the day. And once that sun hides behind a cloud, you’ll wish you’d figured out a way to get some extra lighting on your goods.

Take these tips and photos of great lighting in craft booths from Craft Professional.

Tin Cans

tincans

Are you that kind of person who cannot trash any single tin can? Then, you will love these great ideas for upcycled tin cans. Tin cans are actually very useful waste products. They come in many dimensions as in the shoe boxes and they are also very easy to work with. You do not have to very talented or too creative to upcycle a tin can. You can just put some washi tapes on it or just paint them and use in wherever you need.

You can upcycle a tin can or a group of tin cans to turn them into cute pen holders. It does not solely have to be a pen holder though. You can organize your brushes, scissors, hooks or knitting needles. You can paint them, cover them with fabrics, patterned papers, washi tapes, burlaps or laces.

Check this Pinterest board for more tin can ideas.

Banner

banner

One thing handmade artists definitely needed is a great banner. A sign with your store name is a good idea. You can attach it to the table cover using 1 inch squares of Velcro or you can place it on the backdrop of your booth.

There are a lot of craft show banner examples available for you; all you need is extra creativity.

Mason Jars

jar

The Mason Jar. Love it or hate it, you can’t deny both its utility and inherent cuteness. Turn a classic mason jar into something useful like a container for your beads, yarns, threads, and any little stuff you have for your crafting. Also, don’t forget to put labels on it by following the tutorial above.

Get more DIY craft ideas using mason jars from DIY For Life.

Giveaways

fortunecookies

If you are you looking for something that will draw people’s attention to your craft show booth, give them free stuff! Who doesn’t love free stuff? The best things in life are free, so goes the adage. Brighten up your customers’ day by giving them inspirational quotes from these artificial fortune cookies.

There are also other cool examples of craft show giveaway ideas to wow your customers. It should be something inexpensive to reproduce in bulk, it should have your information included and clearly stated, it should be a fantastic representation of your brand, and, most importantly, it should wow your audience. In other words, it should be something that your target customers will hold on to and refer back to when they want to find you again.

Business Card Holders

circle packaging

Many people overlook the value of having business cards that accurately reflects your brand image, yet this small piece of paper can be an important part of your handmade business. It’s often the first item prospects receive from you, so it’s your first opportunity to make a strong, positive impression on them.

You don’t have to stick to just paper. Business card holders are where your business cards can really stand out. This is a chance to get very creative, because the only limits are your imagination. Be creative in making stuff that will contain your business cards. You may also follow this easy to make business card holder below:

circle packaging heart

Craft Booth Designs

rose

 

At a craft show, designs are important and how your booth is set up can have a direct impact on your sales. Great products can lose their appeal if they’re surrounded by a poorly-designed display, so think about setting up a cool craft booth design that makes people look and keeps them browsing. Surround your display with flowers with colors that complements your products. Here is another example you can use:

flowers

Craft Show Display

balloon container

A critical but unexamined aspect of successful sales at a craft show or a physical store is the display of the products. Don’t think all you need to do is set up a couple of tables, put your craft item on top, and then sit back and wait for sales to roll in. Believe me, a good craft show display can literally make the difference between excellent and abysmal sales.

But in every case, the key ingredient is visibility. It may seem obvious, but if the customer doesn’t see the product, and see it quickly, then it doesn’t exist. Also, don’t forget to add creativity to your display tools such as the example above.

You want more DIY craft tutorials? Check these out and you might get something that’s just right for you:

  1. Yarn Wreath – Ramblings from the Sunshine State
  2. Friendship Bracelets – The Purl Bee
  3. Art Locket – Everything Etsy
  4. Felt Magnets – Everything Etsy
  5. Wine Cork Coasters – Heartmade Blog
  6. Sisal Rope Bowl – Centsational Girl
  7. Homemade Bath Salt – Everything Etsy
  8. Rustic Leather Sketchbook – Duo Fiberworks
  9. Embellished Resin Rings – Modge Podge Rocks on Tatertots & Jello
  10. Rosette Necklace Tutorial – Everything Etsy
  11. Hemp Coasters – Make It and Love It
  12. Wool Spiral Blossom Hair Accessories – Beneath the Rowan Tree
  13. Braided Ribbon Headband – Skip To My Lou
  14. Photo Clock – Rosy Red Buttons
  15. Reversible Baby Bib – Randomness by Petchy
  16. Pantone Paint Chip Magnets – How About Orange
  17. Monogram Mugs – Design Mom
  18. Clay Jewelry Dish – Fiskars
  19. Chalkboard Necklace – Henry Happened
  20. Shrink Plastic Necklace – Alisa Burke
  21. Shell Candles – Everything Etsy
  22. Rosette Bracelet – Sew.Craft.Create.
  23. Perfume Locket – Design Sponge
  24. Vintage Fork Napkin Rings – Brooklyn Limestone
  25. Gift Card Cozy – Make It and Love It
  26. Homemade Dog Treats – Come on, Ilene!
  27. Handmade Tea Soap – Cucumbersome
  28. Best Burp Cloths – Made by Rae
  29. Bath Fizzies – Martha Stewart
  30. Hoop Earrings – Happy Together
  31. Scrap Key Chains – Living with Punks
  32. Stamped Dish Towels {framed} – Burlap & Blue
  33. Stuffed Fabric Turtles – Make It and Love It
  34. Sewing Kit In A Jar – FunkyTime
  35. Lip Balm – Martha Stewart
  36. No Sew Dog Bed – Curbly
  37. Glass Tile Pendants – Sugar Bee Crafts
  38. Decoupage Picture Frame – Nikki, In Stitches
  39. Wine Cork Candle Holders – Two Twenty One
  40. Grillin’ Spice Rub Gift Set – The Creative Mavin on Kojo Designs
  41. Fabric Bookmarks – Skip To My Lou
  42. Silhouette Art – 3 Four and Under
  43. Shrinky Dink Bracelet – Country Living
  44. Recipe Binder – Flamingo Toes
  45. Photo Lanterns – Decor8
  46. Fabric Baby Blocks – Sew Fun
  47. Tin Letterpress Clock – Design Sponge
  48. Floppy Disks Notebook – Instructables
  49. Felt Ball Cat Toys – Martha Stewart
  50. Fabric Frames – Sada Lewis on Ucreate
  51. Quilted Valentine Hearts Pillow – Craft Sew Create
  52. Linen Napkins – Sew Take a Hike
  53. Pet ID Tags – Martha Stewart
  54. Felt Rose Ring – Smile Monsters
  55. Sock Owl Softie – Whimsy Loft
  56. Painted Block Puzzle – Say Yes to Hoboken
  57. Fabric Coasters – The Creative Place
  58. Handmade Books – Pioneer Woman
  59. Silhouette Jewelry – Less-Than-Perfect Life of Bliss
  60. Wine Cork Board – Adventures In Creating
  61. Etched Map Serving Tray – Design Sponge
  62. Tassel Dish Towels – FunkyTime
  63. Beaded Bracelets – Green Eyed Monster
  64. Tea Time Mug Rug – Wild Olive
  65. Watermark Tee – Sweet Verbena on Ucreate
  66. Bottle Vases – Creative Jewish Mom
  67. Film Negative Candle Holder – Photojojo
  68. Light Bulb Vases – Pizzazzerie
  69. Graphic Tree Limb Coasters – Curbly
  70. Framed Vases – Flamingo Toes
  71. Chalkboard Coasters – Crazy Wonderful
  72. Branch Photo Holder – Homework
  73. Mason Jar Soap Dispenser – Heather Bullard
  74. Felt Bead Bracelet – RosMadeMe
  75. Leather Passport Holder – Poppytalk
  76. Rope Coasters – DIY Life
  77. Cork Vases – Papernstitch
  78. Button & String Mini Journal – The Creative Place
  79. Envelope Clutch – Swell Mayde
  80. Felt Initial Notebook – Everything Etsy
  81. Mini Makeup Roll – emaykayee {make}
  82. IPhone App Magnets – Infarrantly Creative
  83. Printed Candles – Instructables
  84. Woven Map Basket – Make Projects
  85. Knotted Headband – Sugar Bee Crafts
  86. Etched Tree Plate – Taylor Made
  87. Paper Clip Earrings – Evie S
  88. Woven Rag Rug – Craft Passion
  89. Felt Bookmarks – Everything Etsy
  90. Reversible Ruffled Grocery Bag – Sawdust & Paper Scraps
  91. Reversible Stuff Sack – Delia Creates
  92. Painted Cheveron Earrings – Craft-O-Maniac
  93. Paper Bead Necklace – Creative Jewish Mom

If you want to be a handmade business royalty, these tutorials, tips and strategies below can help you achieve your goals:

  1. Craft Show Inventory Sheet – Free Download
  2. Free Craft And Jewelry Pricing Calculator
  3. How To Choose A Name For Your Craft Business
  4. How To Make More Sales After Craft Shows
  5. How Many Sales Does The Average Etsy Seller Get?
  6. 5 Books Every Etsy Seller Should Read
  7. 8 Free Product Photography Ebooks
  8. Where To Get The Cheapest Craft Supplies Online
  9. 29 Marketplaces To Sell Your Handmade Products
  10. Free WordPress Themes For Craft Business’

These DIY craft tutorials and tips are things that will help you and your handmade business. Yes, I know. That’s a very long list to get crafting inspirations from. If you want to suggest a tutorial that will help handmade business owners, please let us know in the comment box below.

Gary Capps

I live in the one of the most beautiful places in the world on the Sunshine Coast in Australia with my wife and our 2 dogs, Poppy and Mia. Since 2009 I have helped over 15,000 handmade business owners to grow their business with our software and free tools designed for todays entrepreneurial artisan.

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