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!
June 12th, 2012 | by Julie Finn
These sewn business cards, which utilize two layers of scrap fabric, a recycled paper base, and your complete business information, are a little more work than your ordinary business card, but they're beautiful, eco-friendly, quite thrifty, and they'll certainly stand out in a crowd. Here's how to make them