February 20th, 2015 | by Julie Finn
Whether you've got a craft fair, street festival, urban yard sale, protest rally, or, yes, Girl Scout cookie booth in the works, a DIY sandwich board is an excellent, albeit old-school, way to get the word out. Here's how to make a sandwich board with materials that you can get for free
February 13th, 2015 | by Julie Finn
From their science fair board to their cookie booth display, my girls go through a lot of tri-fold display boards. No longer!
December 4th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
British crafters, rejoice! If you make upcycled goodies, there's a brand new outlet for selling your wares. Remade in Britain is open for business
September 20th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
This morning we shared a video about how to position your crafty business just like any other green business, and you guys seemed excited about it! The list below comes from our sister site Ecopreneurist, and it includes 19 resources to help you grow your green crafty business. If you've got crafts to sell, it's important to focus as much on the business side of things as on the making side
September 18th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
You might think that running a crafty business is all about hunkering down in the craft room, but even indie brands need a strategy
July 25th, 2014 | by Bonnie Getchell
Searching for eco-friendly price tags for your crafty business? Make DIY crafts like chalkboard price tags with mason jar lids
September 24th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
With upcycling, it's easy to make perfectly unique, eco-friendly business cards that advertise the style of your business while costing absolutely nothing.
These particular business cards are made from paper scraps, waste cardboard, and a DIY business card stamp set. They reduce the footprint of your business by removing scrap paper from the waste stream, cost nothing beyond a few minutes of your time, and are eminently customizable
September 16th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Got a great idea for an upcycled design?
Want $500 and an UncommonGoods vendor contract?
Check out the UncommonGoods 2013 Upcycling Design Challenge!
August 27th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
If your kid wants to set up a lemonade stand or hold a car wash, your first impulse is to buy some poster board and fat Sharpies and let them make themselves some signs.
If you spend a little more time, however, and make a good-sized chalkboard sign, then not only will you save some trees, but you won't have to scrounge for poster board ever again!
July 15th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Sometimes, if you're an artist or a crafter, you have the chance to give out business cards that have a lot more flair. Business cards that you give out at a conference or networking event, with a purchase at a craft fair, or in a package that you're shipping with an order from your etsy shop can afford to be a little fancier, and include a little bonus gift to make you memorable.
These DIY business cards may not fit in a potential customer's wallet, but they'll still stand out. Whether it's a string of hand-painted beads, a small charm, or another trinket, these items may be just more of your unneeded stash, but to others they're gifts, a little added value that costs you nothing but a few extra seconds of time, but positively impacts how your business card is received
July 6th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe
One frequent reader question that we get is where to find ethically-made garment labels. These custom labels on organic cotton are the perfect solution!
June 22nd, 2013 | by Becky Striepe
Want to green your crafty business? Choosing eco-friendly marketing materials is a great first step
June 12th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe
Whether you run a crafty business or just nabbed a swag bag at a craft market, chances are you've got some business cards handy that have outlived their usefulness. Instead of tossing them in the recycle bin, try some of these projects to upcycle business cards!
April 27th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe
Do you have a green crafty business? One of the hardest parts of running a green business - after sourcing ethical materials - is spreading the word. You can make the most beautiful organic dresses or upcycled jewelry in town, but if you're not marketing yourself effectively, chances are no one is going to know
March 16th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe
Northeastern green crafters! Are you looking to add any shows to your spring craft market schedule? The REPURPOSE Art Show in Eastern Massachusetts is looking for eco-friendly crafters for their upcoming show
February 7th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell
I'm selling lots of old and vintage picture frames in my booth. I've painted them so they look rejuvenated, but I hate how the cardboard glares through the glass. I decided to make my own "filler" that not only solves the boring cardboard problem, but promotes my website as well!
January 31st, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell
I got two shutters from a garage sale and was eager to see how I could incorporate them into my booth. Using shutters as a display is not a new idea, but nevertheless, I wanted to give you a few ideas of what you could do in your craft booth with old shutters
January 25th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell
In addition to my dry erase price signs, I need to price each item individually with my booth code. Many antique/art stores do this in order to keep track of which booth earned money. Instead of using new price tags from the store, why not make your own from recycled paper? They're so much cuter and way more eco-friendly!
January 24th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell
In last week's post, Bubble Gum Machine Button Display, I shared that I am opening my own booth at a local antique/art shop. I'm sharing all of my eco-friendly display ideas, so here's another one-- upcycle small picture frames into price displays!
January 18th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell
2013 begins a new crafting chapter for me-- I'm opening my own booth in a local antique/art shop! I know a lot of you might have your own booth or are interested in opening one, so let's share our eco-friendly display ideas together!
September 5th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe
One of the trickiest parts of running a crafty business is finding eco-friendly promotional materials that are within your budget. That's why I was super excited when UPrinting, the sponsors of this giveaway, approached us about their eco-friendlier business cards printing by UPrinting. UPrinting uses soy-based inks and 55 percent recycled paper in their business cards, and they're offering up a pack of 250 cards with free shipping to one lucky Crafting a Green World reader!
August 18th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe
This year, Hello Craft - the organization that plans the Summit of Awesome - released a brand new book on launching a crafty biz, so rather than a full-blown, multi-day event, this year's Summit is a one day Business Camp workshop. If you run a crafty business or have been wanting to launch your hobby into a money-making venture, you should definitely check it out!