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Want to Stand Out at a Craft Show? Try these Display Tricks

Relating your craft show booth or table to a store window is a good way to look at your space from a different perspective and ensure you have elements that will catch the eye. (Here are other retail best practices you should apply at your next craft show)


And although you may only have a few feet, you also want to think of your table or booth like the inside of the store, and create a layout that draws shoppers in on one side, allows people to shop without blocking your eye-catching elements, and allows people to pay without blocking your main shopping area or eye-catching areas.


Check out CRAFT SHOW LAYOUT TIPS for the 3 zones your table or booth should have and how to properly set them up.


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You only have a few seconds to grab shoppers’ attention as they walk by and encourage them to come take a closer look.


Of course, your amazing products will help do that but below are 10 other tactics you can use to enhance your booth and make sure you’re noticed from across the room.



These are techniques major retailers put to use because they translate into dollars:

  1. COLOR
  5. SCALE
  7. HUMOR




Colors are a great way to evoke emotion and make a statement. It’s such a powerful display element, I’d go so far to say:

Every craft show display should (properly) use color.


That means:

  • Planning products so their colors work together
  • Thinking about how your brand colors work with your product colors (You may also like 10 UNIQUE BRANDING IDEAS FOR YOUR CRAFT SHOW SPACE)
  • Being strategic with your use of color
    • Limit hues (3 or less is ideal. For example, focusing on purple, pink and blue)
    • Limit tints, tones and shades (for example, focusing on pastel purple, pink and green)


The right colors will communicate a message (think light blue for calming spa-like atmosphere or yellow for fun, cheerful products) and attract your ideal customer. You can’t know and appeal to everyone’s taste but is the person you’re trying to attract drawn to soft pastels, bright neons or deep, rich hues?


The absence of color is another way to stand out, letting your products do the talking. White walls, floor, table cloth, props, and uniform is bound to make shoppers stop and take notice.


Here’s a quick look at a craft show display by Don Fisher that uses color. Please see more of their photos and an explanation of all the visual merchandising techniques they’ve successfully implemented, at the end of this article.

Don Fisher craft show display

An eye-catching hot pink color is pulled from the product label and used in some oversized tassels that mimic the tassels on the bottle in a Jo Malone window. This window also uses REPETITION with the same product being displayed 3 times. (Image Source: VM)


An all white window with bright lighting at JOSEPH really catches the eye (Image Source: VM)




Repetition is another merchandising technique that should be used in EVERY craft show display.


It should start with your products. A craft show table should NOT be full of 101 different products; with no two being the same.


Limit your selection (which was proven to have increased a jam vendor’s sales by 27%, just by limiting flavor options) and be sure there are elements repeated within your products.


For example, every piece of jewelry a maker offers may be made out of copper and use geo shapes. The color of stones may create variety but still use repetition; each copper, geo-shaped necklace, ring, and bracelet is offered in a purple quartz, rose quartz, and green quartz stone.


Once you’ve sorted your product selection, you can use repetition in the way you display them.


*If you need help refining your selection, or putting any of this information together to create your next amazing craft show display, you can sign up for 5 DAYS TO A STANDOUT DISPLAY (it’s FREE). 

You may:

  • Repeat colors found in your products in props, signage, images, tablecloth, etc.
  • Repeat a product that is displayed (e.g. set up 3 bust forms and have them all wearing the same necklace; one in each stone.)
  • Repeat shapes within your display (e.g. create a pyramid shape by stacking bars of soap on risers. Repeat that pyramid shape using jars of cream and bottles of bubble bath)

More examples shared in 5 DAYS TO A STANDOUT DISPLAY.


Odd numbers tend to be more pleasing so if you’re going to repeat an element, repeating it 3, 5 or 7 times is the way to go.


Here’s a quick look at a craft show display by Poppiejanes and their effective use of repetition through shapes of products, colors, and patterns (notice in the top left how the vendor is even wearing a black and red buffalo plaid shirt to coordinate with her pillow covers). Please see more of their photos and an explanation of all the visual merchandising techniques they’ve successfully implemented, at the end of this article.

Poppiejanes pillow covers


The same product is repeated 3 times to highlight these accessories at Tods. (Image source: VM)

Color, pattern, lines and products are all repeated throughout this Louis Vuitton window. (Image source: VM)

A clutch is repeated 3 times in a window at Anya Hindmarch showing off the product and varying color options. (Image source: VM)



This visual merchandising technique should also be present in EVERY craft show display (the rest of the ideas in this article can be used at your discretion).


Compositions lead the eye around your booth or table. This is done by deciding which element is going to grab the shopper’s attention first (usually the bigger, brighter display at eye level or above), then creating a trail for the shopper’s eye to follow, from one display element or product to the next.


This is why laying products flat on a table does not help attract more shoppers or encourage more sales.


When everything is on the same level, nothing catches the eye or creates a path telling shoppers where to look next; it’s overwhelming to shop and to make a decision (which lowers sales).


Line & composition can be a difficult element to master but is also an incredibly important one.


Once you understand it, you’ll notice it being used in store windows, in-store merchandising, photos, advertisements, etc.


It’s an art and it works.


It’s important to use line & composition throughout your entire booth AND within each element.


For example, when standing back and looking at your display, one product grouping or display element should grab the eye. Within that product grouping, one product should catch the eye and then lead to other products (ones that are less expensive, less profitable, good add-ons, etc. Check out: HOW TO USE ADD-ONS TO SELL MORE HANDMADE). 


Your eye is naturally drawn to bigger/higher/brighter/etc. objects in a display (e.g. the pink bag below). Then, the overlapping, angle, height, direction products flow, etc. creates lines that direct the eye and make sure shoppers see what you want them to see, when you want them to see it.


Below is a visual example take from MAKE MORE MONEY AT CRAFT FAIRS; a more detailed explanation of how to use and implement line and composition is explained there.



Here’s a quick look at Our Blue Abode‘s craft show display and their effective use of LINE & COMPOSITION. Notice how your eye is drawn down from the wreaths on the wall, and onto the product groupings on the table. I explain how she’s successfully created flow and share more photos of her displays at the end of this article.

Our Blue Abode Craft Show Display


Depending on which way someone approaches this Harvey Nichols window, their eye is either drawn to the brightly lit group of 3 mannequins, and then follows the angled line and writing to the 2nd group of mannequins or the opposite; the contrast of the white hashtag on the black background grabs the eye first and leads it down the angled “work hard, play hard” line to the 3 mannequins. (Image source: VM photo credit Melvyn Vincent)


You could literally draw a continuous line from one display element to the next. The overlapping of products, props, and mannequins, the way the mannequins are angled (even the line of the leg on the mannequin in the tan coat directs your eye to the next element) and the use of light and dark (notice how they’ve used different color mannequins in the second grouping. A white mannequin makes the black dress stand out and a black mannequin makes the light sweatshirt stand out. The sleeve of the light sweatshirt also pops out when placed in front of the black dress).

The beautiful floral art grabs your eye at LK Bennett as the over sized paint tube & brush lead your eyes down to the product (colorful shoes). On the other side, if your eyes are down as you walk by, the flower paint spilled on the sidewalk will lead your eye into the window in the reverse direction. (Image source: VM)


Consider the flow of your craft show table too. You want shoppers to:

  1. Be drawn in at the front of your space by a showstopper
  2. Be led to the middle of your table where they can browse and try items on, pick them up, etc.
  3. End at the “cash desk” where they can be out of the way of other shoppers while they browse smaller “add-on” items and complete their transaction (think of the checkout line at the grocery store; why not, I’ll grab a pack of gum, it’s only a couple bucks, it’s right here and it’s simple to add to my cart. Check out: HOW TO USE ADD-ONS TO SELL MORE HANDMADE).


CRAFT SHOW LAYOUT TIPS thoroughly explains how to break your display into zones that encourage stopping, shopping, and buying.


The end of your table should act like a website pop up. “But wait! Before you go…” If they haven’t purchased, you want to make one last attempt to grab their attention.


If shoppers aren’t going to take the action of purchasing, what’s the easiest action they can take so you can stay in touch and have the opportunity to sell to them in the future?


HINT-HINT 😉 It’s signing up for your newsletter. If you think you don’t have enough content to start and send a newsletter…think again.


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Make sure every shopper is leaving your space with a good feeling and a way to remember you.


5 DAYS TO A STANDOUT DISPLAY has tips to ensure no shopper ever forgets your booth, brand or the experience you create for them.



A spotlight on a display or product immediately catches the eye and draws it to your product.


Mood lighting can be effective too but you don’t want your space to feel drab. Shoppers need to be able to see what they’re buying so be sure you’re not impeding sales in an attempt to create dramatic lighting.


You can get creative and not only use lighting to highlight your displays but also make lighting part of the display.


The light fixtures and light draw attention to each individual shoe at Charlotte Olympia. (Image Source: VM)

Gucci directs spotlights on each mannequin to make their bold colors stand out even more (Image source: VM)

Macy’s uses light bulbs and their cords to create a tree design and add extra lighting to the window. (Image source: VM)



Adding larger than life elements can immediately grab a shopper’s attention. As they walk around the venue seeing everything in proportion, an oversized picture or prop will make them stop and take notice.


You don’t need to spend a lot of money either…you’re crafty! Cardboard, foam, paper mache, etc. can all be used to create lightweight, oversized (or undersized) objects that can hang above your table with the use of fishing wire. It will catch the eye of shoppers as soon as they walk in the venue.


Examples are shared in 5 DAYS TO A STANDOUT DISPLAY, but imagine a giant ball of yarn made from a styrofoam ball wrapped in rope and spray painted the same color found in a logo or product collection. Add a flat surface to the top and bottom and you have a cool display shelf for knitted goods.


How fun is this oversized pop can mimicking the print on the mannequins dress in a Moschino window? (Image source: VM)

Larger than life beauty tools draw attention to the makeup Kate Spade is selling inside. (Image source: VM)

Big props create color and interest through needles knitting a pattern at H&M and promote the knits they have in-store. (Image source: VM).

Hairpins are something that might be used with these Hermes scarves. (Image source: VM)


Which objects, shapes, colors or textures will make a shopper stop and take note of how polar opposite they are to your products?

  • Dark can contrast light products
  • Rough can contrast smooth finishes 
  • A simple background can contrast a complex design
  • Etc.


You can also create a contrast to the surroundings. If the event is busy, bright and loud, your quiet, serene setting will be quite the contrast to the rest of the atmosphere. If the weather is cold and snowy, a warm beach theme will also stand out in contrast.


The crisp, clean Alexander McQueen dress stands out in contrast to the dark background. (Image source: VM)



Who doesn’t love to laugh? Humor helps us let our guards down and feel more comfortable…and a comfortable shopper is more likely to stick around and buy.


Don’t try too hard; you don’t need each passerby to keel over in laughter; a simple smile or chuckle will immediately make them relax. Be sure your humor isn’t offensive and it doesn’t need explaining…keep it simple!

French Connection uses their FCUK campaign to have some fun with phrases that will make you chuckle and maybe even shock you at first glance. (Image source: VM)

A giant whoopee cushion uses humor, scale and nostalgia to make you take notice of Fred Perry’s back to school children’s clothes. (Image source: VM)


Don’t you love seeing something that reminds you of your childhood? It evokes a strong feeling, which is incredibly important when it comes to being memorable; do you remember products that made you feel nothing?


Items from our past, or “before and afters” reminding us how far we’ve come, will encourage people to stop and have a closer look.


This Moschino window brings us right back to playing dress up with our Barbies. The oversized toy packaging grabs your attention and makes you envision how the bright and fun outfit will look on the mannequins…or you! (Image source: VM)


Theo Fennel’s window immediately reminds you of the sound and feel of spinning the tin top that’s used as a prop, along with wooden blocks (spelling out Theo), both used to display beautiful jewelry. (Image source: VM)



Something moving among static products (aside from other people) can catch a shopper’s eye.


You don’t want it to become a hazard or annoying (strobe lights are not the way to go), but something that makes people want to stop and watch a prop go through the whole motion, can work to your advantage.


The more complex the movement is, the further out of reach it should be (up high or behind your table). You don’t want moving objects to be in the way of products shoppers are trying to browse.


Movement can also be implied through displays to show off components of your products or to create a feeling. Pulling the end of a scarf up using fishing wire can imply the movement of wind and make the shopper think of chilly days.


This Anthropology window is so serene. Fans gently blow scarves to show how delicate they are while sunlight highlights the beautiful colors. (Image source: VM)

Movement is implied in this windy Hackett window, creating an interesting scene to stop and look at. (Image source: VM)


An element of surprise is involved in many of the ideas above but you can make an even bigger impact by creating a moment shoppers aren’t expecting at a craft show. It should leave them amused and excited to tell others about it.


You can also add intrigue. Make shoppers do a double-take and hang around a little longer to check something out or solve a puzzle.


For example, encouraging shoppers to come closer to peer into a shadow box or behind curtains to see what they’re missing out on. Having something out of place or missing intrigues the mind and forces it to figure out what the missing piece of the puzzle is or how to solve the equation, which gets shoppers hanging around a bit longer. Perhaps long enough for you to make a sale?


You may be surprised to see an island backdrop set up in the middle of the city for you to have your own photoshoot. And if you’re not quite camera ready, it’s a great opportunity to head in and try some of Liz Earle’s beauty products. (Image source: VM)

A broken chair may make you take a second look as you walk past The Conran Shop, which is pointing out that their furniture is well constructed and will last a lifetime. (Image source: VM)




I know what you’re thinking; Well this is all fine and dandy but how do I apply it to MY craft show display?


Let me get you started 🙂




Assess how many of these elements you’re using in your current craft show display.


You don’t want to use too many of these visual merchandising techniques or you run the risk of overwhelming the shopper.




Start with your products and your brand. What’s their message?


Think about your:


  • Style – how would you describe the style of your products? That must come across within the first few seconds of shoppers seeing your space. Are your products for someone who likes to stand out with bold accessories? Someone who’s quirky? Someone who’s feminine? (*Do you have a signature style? If not, check out this article because you absolutely need one.)


  • Story – what’s the story you want to tell through your display? Are you painting the picture of a spa day at home using your bath & body products? An elegant night out while wearing your jewelry? A stylish way to stay warm on the way to the office? (*Props will help tell a story, here are 50 PROP IDEAS FOR YOUR CRAFT SHOW DISPLAY)



Figure out how you will communicate that information through your display.


Sound like a lot?


It’s not hard to do but it also doesn’t come together without some effort. I’ll walk you through the easy steps in the FREE email course: 5 DAYS TO A STANDOUT DISPLAY.


You can set up your products at a craft show without all this effort and makesales.


But my guess is…since you’re here…you want more sales. 


You want:

  • More shoppers to stop by your table
  • More of those shoppers to buy
  • More shoppers to remember you
  • More shoppers to talk about you to friends
  • More sales coming in after the event


To do so, you must make an impact with your display and tell your product’s and brand’s story.


I’ll walk you through each step of setting up a powerful display that actually impacts sales in the FREE email course: 5 DAYS TO A STANDOUT DISPLAY.


“I am brand new at doing Craft Sales. I started in November 2017. Did my first sale sold nothing. Did my second sale and sold a couple of items. Took the 5 day challenge and made a profit at the last sale.”

~Just for you cards by Kathryn


“I applied some steps from the challenge and it was AMAZING, it really helped and improved my display. More people came to see the booth and many bought from me.”

~Beatriz, Owner of Pretelie from Brazil



Try testing your new-found knowledge. Take a look at each photo, think about the visual merchandising techniques they have implement and then read the caption.



Abagail from Our Blue Abode, sells beautiful home decor pieces and these are a few photos from craft shows she’s participated in. She clearly has a talent for creating compositions and photography. Please check out her website or follow @ourblueabode on Instagram

In these two displays, there are several well-implemented design techniques, but she’s focused on a few key ones:

  • COLOR – colors used in her display are limited: cream, white and green with a few touches of black. The colors have a very natural, earthy, and calming feel, which match her brand. The absence of color in her backdrop curtain, tablecloth, props, etc. allow the products to stand out. The neutral colors used in her display props (backdrop, tablecloth, props) create contrast between the dark rich color of the greenery.
  • REPETITION – She’s limited her product selection, which naturally implements the “repetition” technique. You see the same circular shape repeated through the wreaths. The texture of the glass jars is also repeated, as well as the color of the greenery used in each product. Colors, shapes, and textures have created repetition.
  • LINE & COMPOSITION – in the second photo, your eye is drawn to the highest object in the display; the wreath. It’s then drawn to the two lower wreaths. The greenery on the left side of the bottom wreath catches the eye and draws it to the grouping of glass candle holders on the stack of books (which create a composition). The rolls of paper and eucalyptus stems create a line over to the second table composition. And the eucalyptus stem and candle in that composition create a line back up to the wreaths, so there’s this continuous loop (instead of the eye being drawn over to someone else’s table). It sounds complicated when you dissect a display into lines and compositions, but just as the eye is naturally drawn to red, without thinking about why, the eye does naturally follow a path. Properly using lines and composition helps keep shoppers eyes on your products.


Here’s another example of Our Blue Abode’s display at another event and an example of many visual merchandising techniques successfully implemented:



I have been admiring this company for years. I first noticed them because of their craft show display, I just think it’s so genius and creative.

Don Fisher was started by Julia Castaño (and her boyfriend helps where he can…like dressing up as Captain Don Fisher). Julia is a graphic designer based in Barcelona, Spain, and has studied branding and design. She started her business with fish-shaped pencil cases and now offers a wide variety of fish-themed bags. Check out their website and products; the details are amazing.

This is a photo from their first craft fair in 2013:

Here are a couple of photos from a more recent craft show, after a logo and brand update:

In these two displays, there are a lot of well-implemented display techniques but they’ve focused on:

  • COLOR – the color scheme varies for each display. In the first craft fair display, they’ve focused on pink, blue and turquoise. The color of the wood is also repeated in signage, the fish crates, business card holders, etc. The color palette in the first display evokes a fun, playful feel. They’re still having fun with their second craft fair display and letting their brand come through, but the colors used have a softer, more elegant feel to them.
  • REPETITION – in both displays, the main colors are repeated throughout, as well as the wood & wooden crates are repeated. Their products and the way they’re grouped creates a strong repetition through shapes and lines.
  • LINE & COMPOSITION – in the first display, the lighting helps catch the eye at eye level. When the spotlights are on, they would help lead your eye down to the crates of fish-themed bags. But the big chalkboard sign also catches the eye, then leads the eye down to the bucket of fish and crates. Both displays use the angle of the crates and groupings of products to draw the eye down and from one product to the next.
  • HUMOR / SURPRISE – both displays have a playful feel that would put a smile on any shopper’s face, and I’m sure Captain Don Fisher’s beard got a few chuckles that day. Their displays also add an element of surprise; who’s expecting to see a mock fish market in the middle of a craft show? They’ve even placed their fish bags on material that looks like ice…to keep them fresh of course. It’s such a fun idea that I bet every shopper stops at their booth.



When I was scrolling through Instagram, Poppiejanes‘ photo of their craft show display instantly caught my eye. Poppiejanes sells pillow covers that have a farmhouse vibe; many also have a “buffalo” theme, incorporating a buffalo shape or buffalo plaid. Check out their Etsy shop or Instagram feed for more amazing photos of their work and lots of inspiration for your home.

Poppiejanes craft show display

I wanted to point out how she’s successfully implemented these techniques throughout her display; even within a smaller section on her table. I also love the attention to detail shown in this close-up photo.

  • COLOR – tan, cream and black create the base for this display and little pops of red and gold help lead your attention around the table. She’s kept this color palette consistent from her products to her props and display fixtures. It’s consistent right down to the twine used to attach tags and the bow around the base of the small spruce. This attention to detail creates a clean, cohesive look.
  • REPETITION – this display is another great example of repetition, but just look at how many places it’s implemented. The burlap is repeated in the tablecloth and on the base of the spruce. The font on the pillows is repeated in her signage. I also want to draw attention to the placement of the repeated elements; red touches are perfectly spaced, and the darker tan pillow covers are broken up by the lighter tan and cream pillowcases, so they don’t blend into the tablecloth.
  • LINE & COMPOSITION – the pillow sitting on top of the wooden crate, along with the small spruce tree, help grab attention, with the bigger pillows sitting on either side, drawing the eye down to the pillow covers sitting flat.
  • LIGHTING – there’s a subtle touch of lighting in her display through the use of mini-lights inside the wooden crate. The mini-lights help to highlight the pillow inside and also create a bit of focus in the center of the composition.


More craft show examples to come…



Thanks for reading!


You’re so far ahead of the competition if you just took the time to read through those professional merchandising techniques.


I’d love to hear your thoughts now…


Which standout display elements do you currently use at craft shows, and which are you going to try at your next event?


Reference: Visual Merchandising & Display (4th Edition) Martin M. Pegler

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Display Risers

My Display Risers: Here's how I designed my custom display risers. Yes, they just look like simple boxes, but the dimensions were carefully planned so they work perfectly as risers when I'm at a show, and as storage when I'm not at a show.

Booth PHotos by Type of Craft

All of the photos in the posts in this section are organized by craft type. Are you looking specifically for jewelry booth photos, or pictures of handmade soap displays? Start here.

jewelry display ideas for craft shows

Handmade jewelry booth with text overlay Jewelry Display Ideas Over 100 photos of handmade jewelry display booths

7 Jewelry Display Photos: Seven gorgeous jewelry displays featuring DIY and commercially made jewelry stands.

DIY Portable Jewelry Display Ideas: Simple and affordable jewelry displays you can make yourself. 

Tabletop Jewelry Booths: 7 photos of tabletop jewelry booths to inspire your own craft booth design.

Jewelry Booth Display Ideas: Get ideas for your jewelry display with this booth that's pretty, practical, and versatile.

How to Display Jewelry: 5 photos of 2 outdoor jewelry booths.

12 Portable Jewelry Display Booth Pics: Here are 12 photos of 4 gorgeous jewelry booths with some creative and clever display ideas.

Jewelry Display Ideas: Displaying jewelry can be tricky because you'll probably have a lot of it, and it is not easily seen from a distance. Luckily, there are lots of creative jewelry display options to choose from. Here are several photos of jewelry booths to give you ideas about how to display your own handmade jewelry.

Jewelry Displays in All Black and All White: Some truly lovely and unique jewelry displays. Check out an all black jewelry booth and an all white display booth. See how a single, dramatic color can be used to effectively show off your handmade items.

More Portable Jewelry Displays: Photos of eight great, but very different jewelry booths.

11 Displays for Your Jewelry Booth: 11 photos of effective jewelry booths help you see what works and give you inspiration for creating your own fabulous display booth.

How to Display Necklaces at a Craft Show

How to Display Necklaces: 9 jewelry booth photos show you how to display necklaces at a craft show using DIY and ready-made necklace display stands.

6 DIY Necklace Display Stands for Your Jewelry Booth: 6 photos of clever necklace display stands you can make yourself for your jewelry booth.

11 Necklace Display Ideas: 11 photos of necklace displays including commercially available busts and clever DIY display solutions.

10 Necklace Stands: 10 photos of necklace stands you can DIY or buy commercially for your display booth.

DIY Jewelry Displays for Craft Shows

Jewelry Display Stand Tutorial: This tutorial shows you how to make a simple and inexpensive jewelry display stand from a few common, easy to find items (you might even have everything you need laying around the house already).

Clothing Displays

Handmade clothing on display at an outdoor craft fair

9 Clothing Display Booths: 9 fantastic clothing displays at a popular outdoor show.

6 Clothing Display Pictures: Learn how to set up the foundation of your clothing display with these 6 examples from an outdoor show.

Portable Clothing Displays: 11 photos of clothing booths at craft shows, plus sources to recreate the look for your own display.

8 Children's Clothing Display Pictures: 8 photos of portable children's clothing displays that are affordable, practical, and gorgeous. Plus: Where to find the items you need to display your own handmade clothing.

11 Clever Clothing Displays: 11 photos of clever clothing displays with plenty of take-away lessons you can apply to your own booth design.

10 Handmade Clothing Display Photos: 10 great photos show you the common elements often used in clothing displays, and illustrate how to use those elements to create your own distinctive display booth that showcases your company's unique style.

8 More Clothing Display Photos: Can't get enough clothing display photos? Here are eight more pictures of handmade clothing booths to help you create a vision for your own display!

Handmade Clothing Displays: There are so many ways to display handmade clothing, and so many different moods you might want to convey depending on whether you create high-end avant-garde designer clothing, or warm, snuggly children's sweaters. Take a look at the vastly different effects you can create in your clothing booth.

Accessories Displays

Handmade scarves on display at a craft show with text overlay - Accessories on Display at Craft Shows - How to display scarves, hats, handbags, and other accessories at craft fairs

Mixed Accessories on Display

Accessories Display Ideas: 8 photos of booths show you how to display scarves, hats, and other accessories.

More Accessories Display Ideas: How to display purses and hats at a craft fair. You'll find 13 accessories booth photos, including hat booths, purse display ideas, and a few accessories that don't quite fit a category.

Handmade Hat Displays

10 Hat Display Pictures: Looking for ideas to display your handmade hats? Here are ten photos of millinery booths showing how to display hats on everything from grid walls, to pegboard, to hat stands.

How to Display Handbags

10 Photos of Portable Handbags Displays: 10 affordable, portable ways to display handbags at crafts shows.

9 More Handbag Display Ideas: 9 photos of fantastic handmade handbags and totes displayed on shelves, poles, grid walls, and more. Some lovely and clever booth setups here show you how to display purses at a craft show.

Soap Display Ideas

Stacks of handmade soap with text overlay - How to Display Handmade Soap Lots of photos of displays for those who make handmade soap and bath & beauty products

Soap Display Ideas: 6 soap display ideas to spark ideas for your own craft booth.

Soap Display Photos: 5 soap display photos help to help you design your own soap booth for craft shows.

15 Photos of Soap Booths: Those who sell handmade soaps need to take into account a lot of the same factors as people who sell handmade candles when creating a booth. Many of the same considerations apply. Check out the pictures of these great soap booths, and also have a look at the candle booth photos in the link above this one; you might find a few ideas that translate well into your soap booth.

10 Soap Booth Photos: Can't get enough of a good handmade soap booth? I can never go to a craft show without stocking up on handmade soaps - always an affordable luxury. For you soap booth lovers, here are 10 more great booth photos.

Art & Art Print Displays

How to Display Paintings at an Art Show: Best practices for displaying original art, and art prints and cards at a craft show.

Art Booth Ideas: 8 photos show you how to display paintings and art prints at a craft show.

7 Art Booth Display Photos: Learn how to show your own original art, prints, or photographs at art shows with inspiration from these 7 portable art displays.

Display Stands for Art Shows: 7 photos with ideas for using gridwalls, mesh panels, and other, creative stands to display your original art or prints at craft shows.

Art Displays: Displaying paintings and other large art pieces is usually fairly easy compared to displaying smaller items, because your work can probably be seen from a distance and should be able to speak for itself without a lot of flashy extras. Still, there are a few decisions to make about how you're going to display your art. The page above includes many art booth photos as well as links to supply sources for items you may need for your art booth.

Pottery & Glass Booths

6 Pottery Display Photos: Ideas for displaying your pottery and lighting up your craft booth.

10 Pottery and Glass Displays: 10 photos of glassware and pottery on display at indoor and outdoor craft shows.

Pottery and Glassware Booths: Here are photos of six pottery and glassware booths that take great advantage of light to show their products and their best. The displays are sturdy but also allow customers to get up close to touch and examine each piece.

Pottery on Display: Get inspiration for your own craft booth with these 6 photos of 3 pottery booths.

Other Types of Crafts on Display

Handmade jellies on display with text overlay Portable Craft & Foor Displays - How to display all kinds of crafts and handmade food at craft shows

Portable Food Display Counters

9 Food Booth Photos: 9 photos to help you plan your pop up food display booth for for craft shows.

Food Display Ideas: 6 ideas for displaying food at craft shows.

More Craft Booth Photos

Sewing Booth Ideas: For all those who sew, here's how a reader displays her quilted wall hangings, handmade towels, and placemats. There are plenty of lessons to be learned from this fabulous display!

Knitting and Crochet Booths: 9 photos of displays of knitwear and crocheted items ranging form knit sweaters, lovely crocheted blankets, hats, scarves and shawls.

Candle Displays: When you display candles, you'll need to find a way to make a small product enticing from a distance, and also allow plenty of room and ease of access for customers to pick up, and smell (if they are scented) each one. Check out this page for photos and tips on creating a great candle booth!

Craft Booth Ideas: 4 craft booth photos of products that don't fit typical categories.

Other Types Craft Booths: Here's a collection of pictures for all kinds of craft booths that don't fit within the previous categories. You'll find woodworking, cards and prints, crocheting, and sewing booths.

Holiday Craft Show Booths

Christmas craft show display

6 Christmas Craft Show Display Ideas: 6 photos of holiday craft displays with simple and affordable merchandising ideas for Christmas craft shows.

6 More Holiday Craft Show Display Photos: 6 more beautiful displays at holiday markets full of easy ideas you can use in your own Christmas market display.

Beautiful Holiday Craft Show Booths: These beautiful holiday craft show booths will inspire you to spruce up your own display for Christmas craft shows whether you want to make big changes, or just add a few festive touches to your existing booth.

10 Christmas Craft Fair Displays: 10 photos of gorgeous Christmas craft booths show you how to spruce up your own display for holiday sales.

Holiday Bazaars: Holiday shows provide a special opportunity to really spruce up your booth (sorry for the pun, I couldn't help myself). Here are lots of Christmas craft show booth photos and some ideas for boosting sales at holiday bazaars.

Printables for Your Christmas Craft Fair Booth: Make your displays more festive for Christmas craft shows with these free printable Christmas decorations for your booth!

Retail Store Displays

Handmade jewelry display with text overlay - Retail Display Ideas Retail merchandising ideas you can use in your craft booth display

Dazzling Handmade Jewelry Displays in an Indie Retail Shop: 7 photos of a spectacular indie handmade accessories shop using clever display pedestals and furniture. If you're planning a craft display, you need to check out this shop! It's simply lovely.

14 Retail Display Photos With Ideas You Can Translate to Your Craft Booth: Here are photos of 14 lovely independent retail shops that sell handmade goods. Their displays are fantastic, and you can translate a lot of them to your own display booth.

Retail Display Ideas for Craft Professionals: See how the pewter artisans at Amos Pewter use color to make their stores memorable.

Retail Store Displays: 11 photos of handmade items displayed in retail stores, plus tips on finding booth ideas in the displays at your local retail stores.

Visual Merchandising Techniques

Visual Merchandising Tips: 6 tested strategies used by big retailers to encourage customers to shop more. You can use all of these techniques in your craft booth to create a display that's more inviting to customers.

6 More Visual Merchandising Techniques: More wisdom from retail store owners. Here are 6 more merchandising techniques you can use in your craft display booth.

Visual Merchandising Strategies for Your Craft Booth: How to use strategic display design, color, and smart signs in your display to sell more of your most profitable products.

Visual Merchandising Display Strategies for Your Craft Booth: How eye level product placement, pyramid-shaped displays, and repetition and alternation can help you sell more at craft shows.

Craft Display Best PRactices

All of the links to booth photos below illustrate specific concepts related to craft booth design. Do you want to see how you can use color effectively in your displays? Are you wondering how to create a booth that doesn't "compete" with your products? These photos are the best place to start.

How to Break the Rules in Your Booth Design: Want to defy common craft booth design rules? Go for it! But keep these tips in mind.

Tell a Story With Your Craft Booth: 4 craft booths that entice customers by telling a story about how their lives will be enriched if they buy the product.

5 Simple Booths That Put the Spotlight on the Product: Embrace simplicity in your display and let your products take center stage. These 5 booths show you how.

Beautiful Craft Booth Color: 6 booths that make clever use of color. Find out how a splash of color can liven up your own display.

Match Your Display with Your Product: A good display booth works in harmony with the products you sell. It enhances them, and doesn't fight against the image you are trying to create. Here are photos of 16 booth designs that work with the product to create a cohesive look and communicate a clear message to customers.

Display Your Items as They Would be Used: When you set up little vignettes in your booth that show your items displayed as they would be used, you can communicate a lot to customers about how your products function and how owning your products will enhance their lives. Here are photos of 7 booths that show you examples of how to display your crafts the way they would be used.

Use Your Booth to Create a Mood: Whatever your style may be, your decor should fit well with your products and not compete with them or confuse customers.

Planning and Creating Your Display Booth

Craft show display with text overlay Planning Your Craft Booth - How to plan a display that’s safe, practical, functional, and helps to bring in more customers

Benefits of a Great Display: Not convinced the way you display your items can really make or break your sales at a show? Read this article to understand the real benefits of investing the time and money to create a great display booth that shows your work in the best possible light.

Craft Show Checklist: Download and print this checklist of items to bring to a show so you don't forget anything at home!

Printable Show Regulations Check List: Follow these 14 common show rules to create a display that will comply with the rules of most shows, and use the Art Show Regulations Checklist (downloadable from the page linked above) to keep yourself organized.

Popular Booth Layouts: Check out these popular 10x10 booth layout ideas. Examine the pros and cons of each, and determine which is right for your needs.

10 Etsy Finds For Your Craft Booth: Create a charming ambiance in your craft booth with handmade display booth furniture. Here are 10 wonderful Etsy finds to get you started.

Display Booth Ideas: Want to find more great booth photos online? Here are three more places to look for lots of craft booth ideas.

Displays Analysed: I have analysed two photos of some great booths. These booth photos illustrate 13 key concepts in good booth design, which you can apply to designing your own booth.

My Craft Booth: This link takes you to several articles about how I created my own booth including instructions for making your own folding table and tips for designing your own multi-purpose risers.

Displays That Work: Discover how to create displays that really work. Creating a booth that's attractive is just one part of the equation. Your booth also needs to be highly functional.

Indoor and Outdoor Booths: There are different factors to take into consideration depending on whether your booth will be indoors or outdoors. Discover how to create displays for both indoor and outdoor shows.

Safety and Practicalities: It can be a lot of fun using your creative energy to design a stunning booth. However, don't forget, a great display is also practical and safe. These ten tips will help you to ensure that your booth is functional, practical and safe.


Create a Display that Draw in Your Target Customer: 3 tips to help you make your booth compelling to customers by conveying a clear, purposeful message.

More on Conveying a Marketing Message: Discover how to create displays that make your customers want to open their wallets.

Merchandising: Nine merchandising tips to help you make the sale.

Attracting More Customers: You can't sell anything until potential customers walk into your booth! Yes, I know I'm stating the obvious. But people often don't consider how their booth looks from a distance and how they will draw customers in. Here are some tips to design your booth to draw customers in.


Transporting: Dragging your booth from your home, to the car, and then from the car to your allotted space (and then the same in reverse when it's time to go home) doesn't have to be a difficult chore if you plan well. Here are a few things to consider to ensure your booth is as portable as possible.

Booth Set Up: At the beginning of a show, you may be a bit on edge and anxious to get set up. You really don't need a time consuming or difficult booth setup to start your day on the wrong foot. Here's how to think about and plan your booth to make setup quick and easy so you can put your focus on the most important place - your customers.

Storage: Good booths allow for plenty of storage for personal items and additional stock. Learn how to create a booth with plenty of storage.

Teardown: It's the end of a show. You're tired, and the last thing you need is a complicated booth teardown. Here's how to design your booth with teardown in mind to make your life easier at the end of each show.

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How to set up a market stall display

Market stall display ideas: which market stall supplies do I need?

There are so many types of market stall, such as art and craft fairs, food markets, fashion markets, indoor and outdoor markets and more. All of these can benefit from choosing different kinds of market display supplies to suit them. If you're a multipurpose business who attends lots of different types of events, you will want to invest in multipurpose POS displays for market stalls. A key concern when choosing your market stall display accessories is whether they are easy to transport and construct. Whether you're planning the setup for your first ever market or craft fair display stands, or simply looking to upgrade your existing supplies, if you need to generate some market stall display ideas, read on for our top tips and product suggestions.

How do I display products on a market stall?

For small items and small stalls, use market stall step displays and display shelving to maximise your space and ensure everything is easily visible, such as our acrylic tabletop display stands for craft fairs and food markets.

For indoor events, acrylic bridges are a great way to elevate certain products, as they are so discreet and easy to transport. Lightweight craft items can be prevented from being blown away by enclosing them in an acrylic or glass display case. Glass is heavier, but has a beautiful high-quality vintage effect.

If you're wondering how to display scarves on a table, you could choose between folding them neatly in a display case or basket, or hanging them from tabletop display arms. Further options for craft fair display supplies include jewellery displays, easels for art and wire & acrylic display racks for individual goods such as plates, books or bags.


Craft fair display stands and wicker trays for market stall tables

Shop wicker trays

For food products, you can use acrylic dump bin containers and dry food dispensers, or wicker trays are always popular. If you're serving fresh food and able to have a seating area, this prompts people to buy more. For the most impact, ensure it's bordered with branded barriers, with A board menu market signs nearby.

Clothes rails for markets and display stands for craft fairs

Shop garment rails

Clothing displays will need freestanding clothes rails. Grid mesh stands are a great multipurpose choice of POS display for markets and craft fairs as they can display small and large items from earrings to dresses, using configurable hooks, rails and other accessories, as well as being easy to construct and deconstruct as needed.


What to look for in market stall equipment and craft fair display stands

In their analysis of market stall design, researchers found that the three key crucial factors of good market stall display equipment are: portability, flexibility, and having a deployable structure[1]. This means that your market stall equipment for displays should be easy to transport, multipurpose, and easy to set up. Therefore, make sure that you choose display supplies that are lightweight, flatpacked or foldable, and able to be used in various venues with various products.

How do I make my market stall stand out?

Market stall signs and display stands for craft fairs

Shop A Board Signage

You need to try and grab attention before anyone has even walked over to your table, so it can be useful to invest in some bold market stall signs to draw the eye. Make sure these are easy to transport and construct. If you're indoors you could use a pop up roller banner, or an A Board makes great advertising for markets both indoors and outdoors. Highlight your unique selling points on your market stall signs to draw in passersby.

Product labels for market stalls and craft fair table displays

Shop product ticket holders

Think carefully about what kind of display your customers will respond to, and what will show your products off best. Pick market stall display supplies to suit your brand. Do you want your display to look rustic? Modern and minimalist? Colourful and maximalist? Whatever you choose, make sure your table dressings and signage are attractive and informative, but that they don't detract attention from your products.


How do I engage customers at my market stall?

It's always important to try and engage passersby and connect with them. This is part of your marketing funnel, and can often start simply with a combination of some good signage and a friendly greeting. Once you've engaged them, you can provide them will additional information, such as explaining features of your products and handing out leaflets or business cards.

"If you sell speciality products, carry business cards with your contact details" - Success in Business: Street market case studies

In collaboration with the National Market Traders Federation, Red Ochre advise that "people who shop in markets will tend to look for the kind of information that supermarkets and high street chains cannot provide", encouraging small business owners to provide additional information and great in-person customer service [2]. They claim that a satisfied customer will tell 7 people, on average, whereas an unsatisfied customer will tell 12, reinforcing the need to get these interactions right. To help with this, they stress the importance of using eye-catching price tickets for all items, and to display business cards with contact details if you sell speciality products.

Essential market stall display equipment:

  • Market stall signs
  • Price tickets to suit your products
  • Tiered table displays and risers
  • Product-specific displays such as garment rails or jewellery hangers
  • Leaflet holders for printed goods
  • Revolving table stands for small items
  • Freestanding grid mesh gondolas
  • Wooden crates and wicker trays
  • Acrylic display tubs and cubes
  • Gravity dispensers for dry foods
  • Tabletop business card holders

Having a range of portable, flexible and easy to construct POS supplies for market stall displays and craft fair table displays will ensure that your business is prepared to take on any event at a moment's notice. Getting your booth setup or display stands for craft fairs right will make you look professional and approachable, and make your products more appealing to your customers. For advice on the best display items for pop-up events, check out our guide to POS for pop-ups.


Kira Swales

Kira Swales is a copywriter for UK POS. With over six years’ experience in e-commerce and copywriting, and many years in the retail sector, Kira loves to take a deep dive into topics in order to provide readers with the latest research in point of sale and merchandising. Read more of her in-depth guides on POS in our Knowledge Hub.


1. Sheng et al, ‘Architectural transformation of a Night Market Stall’, 2nd ICITSBE 2014, [accessed January 2021].

2. Cross River Partnership and Red Ochre, Success in Business: Street market case studies (London: Cross River Partnership, 2007).

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Portable Display Ideas for Markets and Fairs

When you’re setting up for a vintage market or craft fair, the last thing you want to do is lug around a bunch of heavy display pieces – but you also don’t want to just set your items on a flat table and call it a day.  That’s why these creative portable display ideas can be a game changer in the way you design and set up your market booth or craft show display.

Easy portable display ideas for markets and craft fairs - by Girl in the Garage

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1. If you’re doing an outdoor market or craft fair, you’ll need a tent that easily sets up. Check the size of your space (10×10 is usually standard) and if there’s a required canopy color (often white).  You may also want tent walls that are waterproof in case of rain, and you’ll need stakes or weights for safety.

Learn more about my first market experience (below) Here.  You’ll probably also need folding tables and a folding chair (although I don’t recommend sitting during an event).

Easy portable display ideas for markets and craft fairs - by Girl in the Garage

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2.  As seen above (on the right side) and below, you might want a DIY folding display like this one we made with chicken wire.  You can make it freestanding or smaller as a tabletop display.  Find the instructions Here. 

It can hold lightweight or medium-weight items depending on the strength of the wire you use, thickness of the wood, and how the folding display is set up (mostly straight vs. zig zag).

Easy portable display ideas for markets and craft fairs - by Girl in the Garage3. When I no longer needed a tent (because weather wasn’t much of an issue), Guy in the Garage built these “trees” from modified coat tree plans.  I put one in each corner and used banners to help define my space.  I also hung a lightweight business sign across the back branches. 

One great feature about these trees is that you can move them to fit the dimensions of any size space.  Find the DIY tree instructions Here.  I also started using a bamboo rug to make my space feel more comfortable and unified.  Read about this market experience Here.

Easy portable display ideas for markets and craft fairs - by Girl in the Garage

4.  Later I made two DIY fabric rag backdrops to make “walls” for my market booths, tied between the tree branches.  You can order them on Etsy but they’re pretty expensive, so I made them myself and shared the tutorial Here (plus you can also see more pics from this market).  They’re not hard to make, but do take some time.  I always get a lot of compliments on them! 

Easy portable display ideas for markets and craft fairs - by Girl in the Garage

5.  Another portable display idea is to stack wood crates together.  These are plain crates that Guy in the Garage stained dark brown (below), but you could also paint them white or a fun color to match your booth display.  I use large binder clips to hold them together, and they pack up nicely when transporting. 

If you have smaller items, you could also use wood crates by laying them on the side and stacking them on tables.  Learn more about this market experience Here.

Easy portable display ideas for markets and craft fairs - by Girl in the Garage

6.  A recent market, where I sold my handmade animal dolls as Thread & Cloth Studio, was super easy to transport and set up everything. It all fit in the back of our SUV and we didn’t need to pull our trailer like we usually do.

For this space I used: folding table and chair, two folding bookshelves from Hobby Lobby, this expandable backdrop stand, this faux wood photography backdrop, and I made hanging art from hardware cloth and faux flowers.  I also used a plant stand (metal bench) and suitcase for holding dolls on the table.

Easy portable display ideas for markets and craft fairs - by Girl in the Garage

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Now we’ll look at some amazing portable display ideas from some of my friends and elsewhere around the internet:

7.  This DIY market display uses a bright tent, old doors as walls, and half-circle tables – by Robb Restyle.

Market display by Robb Restyle

8. Virginia Sweet Pea shares plans Here for making a DIY folding display from fencing.

DIY Folding Display by Virginia Sweet Pea

9.  This market booth combines a tent, umbrellas overhead, and bifold louvered doors as part of their display.  (via Sweet Magnolia’s Farm – Shutters and Umbrellas)

Market booth via Sweet Magnolia's Farm

10.  For smaller items at craft shows, display products in a suitcase. You can even be creative and add shelves inside like the one below.  Store the items inside the suitcase when transporting.  (via Two Hand Design)

Craft show display via Two Hand Design

11.  You may want to build something similar to a fruit-stand display to show off your items, like this (made from upcycled drawers) from What’s On My Porch.

Product display stand via What's On My Porch

12.  Create easy shelving with ladders and boards. (via Confessions of a Serial DIYer)

Market booth display via Confessions of a Serial DIYer

13.  Tall Skinny Pine displays their handmade leather goods with modified shelving units from IKEA.  They also use a tall, narrow folding table as a checkout stand.

Market display using IKEA shelving via Tall Skinny Pine

14.  Set a hutch or small bookcase on top of a table for more height, and use interesting baskets for grouping similar items (via Gingercake).  Such an adorable craft show display!

Craft show display via Gingercake

15.  Use ladders and metal baskets together as shelves.  (via My Desert Cottage)

Vintage market booth via My Desert Cottage

16.  Here’s another example of louvered doors, but these are stained instead of painted.  Also don’t be afraid to use the items you’re selling as display pieces – stack smaller pieces on top of larger ones, set items in the drawers, lean or hang pieces wherever you can.  (Twig Home market booth, photo via Sharalee Prang)

Twig Home market booth

17. If you’re using a tent, consider dressing it up with extra fabric like these burlap curtains.  (via Elizabeth Seidel – Stone Crow Studios)

Elizabeth Seidel - Stone Crow Studios market display

18.  Instead of a tent, you might want to use a large umbrella to grab people’s attention, even if you’re indoors.  Add some lights for fun like Faded Charm did below.

Vintage market booth by Faded Charm19. Update: Recently I painted a folding bookcase to use for my Thread & Cloth Studio portable market display.  It easily folds up to store and transport, and can be set on a table for more height and storage area.  It’s the perfect addition to my craft fair booth layout.  Find this versatile folding bookcase Here.

Easy folding bookcase - Perfect for portable displays at markets and craft fairs - Display ideas by Girl in the Garage

20.  If you’re feeling adventurous, the ultimate portable display booth idea is a small camper!  Easily transport your goods and you can store everything inside until the next event. So charming. (Lost Girls, photo via Shades of Blue Interiors)

Lost Girls vintage market display

I’d love to know what other portable display ideas for markets and craft shows you have!  Leave me a comment below.  – Jen

Here are a few related posts you might find helpful:

Doing Your First Vintage Market or Craft Fair? {Vendor Tips and Resources}

Vendor tips and resources for vintage markets and craft fairs - by Girl in the Garage

13 Ways to Sell More at Craft Shows and Markets

13 Ways to Sell More at Craft Shows and Vintage Markets - Girl in the Garage

See all my advice for running a creative business and selling at events Here:

Advice for running a creative business and selling at markets and fairs - Girl in the Garage

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