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How-to Get Ready for a Big Show with the New New Team handmade and vintage goods


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 says:

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

    8 years ago

  • EmilyEJewelry

    EmilyEJewelry says:

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

    8 years ago

  • kimmchi

    kimmchi says:

    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!

    8 years ago

  • CreationsAnew

    CreationsAnew says:

    Great info and inspirational photos thanks

    8 years ago

  • amysfunkyfibers

    amysfunkyfibers says:

    Looks Good! Thanks for the Banner idea.

    8 years ago

  • luckx4

    luckx4 says:

    Go Team!!!

    8 years ago

  • misscourageous

    misscourageous says:

    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:

    8 years ago

  • kimmchi

    kimmchi says:

    cool, great tips MissCourageous

    8 years ago

  • JTstitches

    JTstitches says:

    Yay!! The {NewNew} rocks!!

    8 years ago

  • mtlopez9

    mtlopez9 says:

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

    8 years ago

  • NestaHome

    NestaHome says:

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

    8 years ago

  • wonting

    wonting says:

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

    8 years ago

  • ModRocks

    ModRocks says:

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

    8 years ago

  • fubabee

    fubabee says:

    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!

    8 years ago

  • mymy

    mymy says:

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

    8 years ago

  • KarensMonsters

    KarensMonsters says:

    Go NewNew!

    8 years ago

  • wabisabibrooklyn

    wabisabibrooklyn says:

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

    8 years ago

  • Stockton

    Stockton says:

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

    8 years ago

  • DripStick

    DripStick says:

    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.

    8 years ago

  • Slowshirts

    Slowshirts says:

    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!

    8 years ago

  • katelynjane

    katelynjane says:

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

    8 years ago

  • Jamilary

    Jamilary says:

    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!

    8 years ago

  • daniellexo

    daniellexo says:

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

    8 years ago

  • KnitKnit

    KnitKnit says:

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

    8 years ago

  • PinkfireDesigns

    PinkfireDesigns says:

    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!!!

    8 years ago

  • MyFairyBabies

    MyFairyBabies says:

    How awesome! Great job team!

    8 years ago

  • atelierdesoyun

    atelierdesoyun says:

    Very infomative! Thanks!

    8 years ago

  • aquarelles

    aquarelles says:

    Awesome! Thanks !

    8 years ago

  • towhee

    towhee says:

    thanks for all the great info!

    8 years ago

  • miraartz

    miraartz says:

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

    8 years ago

  • raygunrobyn

    raygunrobyn says:

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

    7 years ago

  • LaAlicia

    LaAlicia says:

    excellent suggestions!Thx! :)

    6 years ago

  • RetroDivas

    RetroDivas says:

    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!!

    6 years ago

  • totesbycharlotte

    totesbycharlotte says:


    6 years ago

  • alfakosdesigns

    alfakosdesigns says:

    thanks for sharing this tips! great ideas!

    6 years ago

  • Lunaversoul

    Lunaversoul says:

    Great tips! Thanks

    6 years ago

  • fireflynotes

    fireflynotes says:

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

    6 years ago

  • lilyomay

    lilyomay says:

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

    6 years ago

  • sandmanquilts

    sandmanquilts says:

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

    6 years ago

  • CityChicCountryMouse

    CityChicCountryMouse says:

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

    6 years ago

  • JudiPaintedit

    JudiPaintedit says:

    Awesome as Im prepping now for fall shows

    6 years ago

  • MaryBethsArt

    MaryBethsArt says:

    Prepping for SF Renegade! Thanks!

    6 years ago

  • OlliePop

    OlliePop says:

    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!

    6 years ago

  • bellasparty

    bellasparty says:

    Great tips! Thanks!

    6 years ago

  • PrairieGardenStudio

    PrairieGardenStudio says:

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

    6 years ago

  • AngelaMeijer

    AngelaMeijer says:

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

    6 years ago

  • softboiled

    softboiled says:

    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.

    6 years ago

  • BeadedIndulgences

    BeadedIndulgences says:

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

    6 years ago

  • Craft4aCause

    Craft4aCause says:

    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!

    6 years ago

  • mammysshop

    mammysshop says:

    Thanks for the great info.

    6 years ago

  • GretasDesign

    GretasDesign says:

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

    6 years ago

  • kinaloon

    kinaloon says:

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

    6 years ago

  • bittersweetboo

    bittersweetboo says:

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

    6 years ago

  • beadbooty

    beadbooty says:

    Thanks for sharing such great tips everyone!

    6 years ago

  • amoronia

    amoronia says:

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

    6 years ago

  • craftscafe

    craftscafe says:

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

    5 years ago

  • PerdueArtandDesign

    PerdueArtandDesign says:

    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??

    5 years ago

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