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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

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