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How-to Get Ready for a Big Show with the New New Team

Apr 24, 2008

by daniellexo

Dear Sellers,

Summer craft fair season is upon us!  I’ve been watching The New New street team organize their booth each week at Brooklyn Flea.  This weekend the New New leaves the Brooklyn Flea nest and heading for the Bust Spring Craftacular at the Warsaw.  If you’re in NYC, make sure you drop by and check out the hard work they put into organizing and displaying their booth!  They’ll have lots of freebees to make it worth your while!

Here are some tips, and some photos of the New New booth to help inspire you for your next big show.

1. Make a nice big banner!

2.  Brand your goods with labels and packaging! Like MiraArtz does here:

3. Create an inviting atmosphere!


4. Set up your booth to draw shoppers in.

upfront: Kimmchi

5. Create different heights to display your goods, get as much as you can at eye level.


Hope these tips and photos help you with your booth displays!  Have any more tips and tricks?  Leave them in the comments below.  And good luck at the Bust Spring Fling Craftacular this Sunday, New New York Team!


  • pulpsushi

    pulpsushi said 11 years ago

    Go team!!!! Good luck this weekend!!

  • EmilyEJewelry

    EmilyEJewelry said 11 years ago

    woo hoo!!!! awesome!! GO TEAM GO TEAM!

  • kimmchi

    kimmchi said 11 years ago

    hmmm, tips - be proud of what you do and willing to talk about it! And TAKE CREDIT CARDS!!! Good luck Flea Folks, and anyone coming to BUST, to stop by and say hi!

  • CreationsAnew

    CreationsAnew said 11 years ago

    Great info and inspirational photos thanks

  • amysfunkyfibers

    amysfunkyfibers said 11 years ago

    Looks Good! Thanks for the Banner idea.

  • luckx4

    luckx4 said 11 years ago

    Go Team!!!

  • misscourageous

    misscourageous said 11 years ago

    You guys look like you're going to kick some major butt at the show! Best of luck! I've got some more event preparation tips on my blog:

  • kimmchi

    kimmchi said 11 years ago

    cool, great tips MissCourageous

  • JTstitches

    JTstitches said 11 years ago

    Yay!! The {NewNew} rocks!!

  • mtlopez9

    mtlopez9 said 11 years ago

    Yay {NewNew}!!! Thanks Danielle! XOXO - MTL (mtlopez9)

  • NestaHome

    NestaHome said 11 years ago

    Thanks for that article and all of the photos!!! My first show was such a flop!

  • wonting

    wonting said 11 years ago

    Great article, thanks! This is giving some good tips on how to set up my booth at Renegade!!!

  • ModRocks

    ModRocks said 11 years ago

    Gorgeous shots and displays! Way to go!! Wishing you all many many future sales :)

  • fubabee

    fubabee said 11 years ago

    Fantastic! The {NewNew} is dividing and conquering this weekend! Tip: Don't forget lots of business cards! People may not buy from you the day of, but giving out your business cards will give them an opportunity to browse your shop after. Who knows, it may lead to an even bigger sale!

  • mymy

    mymy said 11 years ago

    there is also a great guide for first time craft show vendors at

  • KarensMonsters

    KarensMonsters said 11 years ago

    Go NewNew!

  • wabisabibrooklyn

    wabisabibrooklyn said 11 years ago

    I'm looking forward to doing my first Brooklyn Flea with The {New New} - and accepting credit cards for the first time - this Sunday!

  • Stockton

    Stockton said 11 years ago

    This is great, I'm planning on doing my first show this fall, thanks for the tips!

  • DripStick

    DripStick said 11 years ago

    A first show can be so overwhelming! Thanks Danielle for the story. This can really help a lot of people, at least get the wheels spinning in their head, prepare for their first show. I second what KimmChi and Fubabee said. Accept credit cards and bring plenty of business cards. For me, business cards have always helped the sales continue to trickle in after the actual event was over.

  • Slowshirts

    Slowshirts said 11 years ago

    We just flew across country with a bag full of shirts, and will be participating this sunday! We're excited to meet even more etsians!

  • katelynjane

    katelynjane said 11 years ago

    These pictures get me excited to enter into a show! Great ideas! I love the Chinese lanterns and the fabric banner!

  • Jamilary

    Jamilary said 11 years ago

    This article is right on time! I just got into my first outdoor crafts show, the Indie Craft Experience ( in Atlanta. It's on June 7th, and I see I have a lot to prepare for. I can't wait!

  • daniellexo

    daniellexo said 11 years ago

    Oh I'll see you at the Flea wabisabi gals!

  • KnitKnit

    KnitKnit said 11 years ago

    Great pictures - thanks for the ideas and tips! I'm getting ready for my first show at Renegade. :)

  • PinkfireDesigns

    PinkfireDesigns said 11 years ago

    Thanks! I am getting ready for my very first show the end of this month. I wasn't sure what to do for a banner. Love what you guys did with the fabric!!!

  • MyFairyBabies

    MyFairyBabies said 11 years ago

    How awesome! Great job team!

  • atelierdesoyun

    atelierdesoyun said 11 years ago

    Very infomative! Thanks!

  • aquarelles

    aquarelles said 11 years ago

    Awesome! Thanks !

  • towhee

    towhee said 11 years ago

    thanks for all the great info!

  • miraartz

    miraartz said 11 years ago

    Hurray for the NewNew Team. Thanks to Danielle for the sharing the info.

  • raygunrobyn

    raygunrobyn said 10 years ago

    I'm always looking for new ideas to display my stuff. Thanks for some good ideas!

  • LaAlicia

    LaAlicia said 9 years ago

    excellent suggestions!Thx! :)

  • RetroDivas

    RetroDivas said 9 years ago

    I love the pictures of the booths. I'm displaying at shows for the first time this summer and this gives me great ideas. Thanks Etsy!!

  • totesbycharlotte

    totesbycharlotte said 9 years ago


  • alfakosdesigns

    alfakosdesigns said 9 years ago

    thanks for sharing this tips! great ideas!

  • Lunaversoul

    Lunaversoul said 9 years ago

    Great tips! Thanks

  • fireflynotes

    fireflynotes said 9 years ago

    hmm... nice ideas.... i am forver looking for ways to maximize space yet keep it looking uncluttered. thanks!

  • lilyomay

    lilyomay said 9 years ago

    Thank you for sharing these tips! Great article...

  • sandmanquilts

    sandmanquilts said 9 years ago

    What timing! I have a show next week that I could really use some ideas for. Now I've got some!

  • CityChicCountryMouse

    CityChicCountryMouse said 9 years ago

    Thanks for the inspiration! We have our first outdoor show in about two weeks!

  • JudiPaintedit

    JudiPaintedit said 9 years ago

    Awesome as Im prepping now for fall shows

  • MaryBethsArt

    MaryBethsArt said 9 years ago

    Prepping for SF Renegade! Thanks!

  • OlliePop

    OlliePop said 9 years ago

    I'm so glad you give out great tips...I'm doing my first show at the Harrison Arts Festival next weekend at Harrison Hot Springs, BC, Canada...I'm going to make a banner for sure, and I got some great merchandising tips from your pics....thanks!

  • bellasparty

    bellasparty said 9 years ago

    Great tips! Thanks!

  • PrairieGardenStudio

    PrairieGardenStudio said 9 years ago

    great tips, really like that "wire waterfall" for the cards.

  • AngelaMeijer

    AngelaMeijer said 9 years ago

    Great tips. Thank you. The banner is a great eye catcher, and the photos give lots of great display ideas.

  • softboiled

    softboiled said 9 years ago

    Thanks Danielle! Yes, you've got perfect timing. Will be doing my first 2 shows this month: Willamsburg Flea & Brooklyn Indie Market. Your help is much appreciated.

  • BeadedIndulgences

    BeadedIndulgences said 9 years ago

    Wow...Now I know what I could do better! Thank you for all who contributed to this!! Good Luck! Christine

  • Craft4aCause

    Craft4aCause said 9 years ago

    I love the banner idea and it has been in the back of my mind for now coming to the front and at the top of my 'to-do' list. As far as setting up my booth to draw shoppers in.....I looked at the photo and still thought...'Yeah, but how?' 'MyMy'....thanks so much for the link to the indie craft fair guide! Fantastic....printed, highlighted...on the to-do list!

  • mammysshop

    mammysshop said 9 years ago

    Thanks for the great info.

  • GretasDesign

    GretasDesign said 9 years ago

    What a great article! Banner... I hadn't even considered it!! Thanks!

  • kinaloon

    kinaloon said 9 years ago

    Great ideas! I never thought of a banner...which is strange because it seems very important. Thanks!

  • bittersweetboo

    bittersweetboo said 9 years ago

    Thanx soo much for the great pics! This is inspiring and I can't wait to get my own booth together :)

  • beadbooty

    beadbooty said 9 years ago

    Thanks for sharing such great tips everyone!

  • amoronia

    amoronia said 9 years ago

    Thanks! I enjoyed this. It's very useful!

  • craftscafe

    craftscafe said 8 years ago

    Super helpful! Just preparing for my first little art/craft show...

  • PerdueArtandDesign

    PerdueArtandDesign said 8 years ago

    i really don't get how this is useful. It goes against the previous articles...don't display too much, have a cohesive display. what does new new sell? i see fabrics, jewelry, books, something that looks like cd's, huge yellow balls hanging from the top of the canopy, and a bunch of chaos. How do you tell what New New is by looking at these pictures? or their booth? I'm sorry, I'm not trying to "diss" New New or the author of this article. But I am really perplexed as to how this helps me get ready for a big show??

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