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