Craft Fair Display

As I peruse various blogs these days, I see a whole gamete of “market” venues.  Some markets have tents, some have booths, and some are held in beautiful old barns or historical houses.  The ones I’m headed to are very simple.  As in…  I have an 8 foot table.  The end.:)

The challenge is to make that 8 foot table look great and inviting.  So, a few days ago I set up my things on our dining room table to practice.  I’m strange that way.  I have to plot and plan and move and scootch…  Here’s what it ended up like:

christmas craft fair display


It’s a bit of a challenge to get it to look interesting, yet not too cluttered.

christmas craft fair display


I put an old bookcase on its side so that things could be placed at different levels.

merry christmas signs


An upside-down basket, a chair without legs, and Grandma’s old suitcase also helped to put items at different heights.  {The chandelier, however, stays in the Dining Room!}

grandma's suitcase as part of christmas craft fair display

Today is the day.  All of this stuff is ready to be packed into the van for the first craft fair down the road.


…And last night it snowed!  Hmm…this should be interesting!

**UPDATE: Find the link with all the tutorials for the crafts shown above by clicking here.


Similar Posts


Join my list for more ideas for you and your home…



  1. Rita, The treasures will sell out so fast you won't have to worry about it looking cluttered!! Have a great day!

  2. Rita – Practicing to set up in advance saved you so much time. Your display looks amazing!! I was praying for you this morning knowing that your craft fair is this weekend – the hard work is over….enjoy the fruit of your labour!

  3. wow love all your ideas! I checked out your before and after's too and your amazing! i love every single one of them!

  4. Hi, I just found you today and I love your blog!!! Then what a happy surprise to see that you are a Canadian! I am also, I live in Winnipeg now, I moved from Langley just three years ago, after spending most of my life, except for the first nine, in BC.
    So glad I found you!
    Hugs, Cindy

  5. I love what I bougth from your table, Rita! But, seeing the pics tells me I missed out on some very nice things! I guess it is better for my wallet. 🙂 I hope you will do this again! Amanda

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.