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How to Make a Sandwich Board

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

Got crafts to sell? Here are 19 resources to help your crafty biz thrive!

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

Running Your Crafts Business: How to Make Business Cards from Paper Scraps

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

How-to: Make Re-usable Chalkboard Signs instead of Posters

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!

How-to: DIY Embellished Business Cards–with a Treat!

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

3 Ways to Upcycle Business Cards

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!

To Do: Grow Your Crafty Business

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

Craft Booth Ideas: Recycled Paper Price Tags

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!

Giveaway: Win a Pack of 250 Recycled Business Cards from UPrinting

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!

2012 Summit of Awesome: A Crafty Business Camp

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!

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