Like it or not, summer’s almost here. And that’s something to keep in mind as you plan your crafting inventory. So what’s more likely to sell this time of year?
What says summer more than sea shells? You see them everywhere these days, from Pottery Barn’s home accessories to Anthropologie’s jewelry. Shells are easily crafted onto many items such as mirrors, candleholders and picture frames. Just use your imagination. Both shell and nautical-themed jewelry are always hot-selling summer items. I make nautical-themed charm bracelets every summer and I’m always glad I did.
We’ve all seen those recycled wood pallet signs with various trendy/seasonal/pinnable sayings on them. So why not sell beach and lake house-themed signs? The more rustic, the better. Turns out I’m going to be spending a bit of time on Lake Michigan this summer, so I already went ahead and painted my own sign: “Go Jump in the Lake!” I mean, how cute is that? Another popular saying (and one of my personal favorites) is “Life is Better at the Lake.” Have fun with it.
Always remember the beauty of the garden, and those garden-themed items that sell like hotcakes in the summer! Garden-themed booths at craft shows are filled with everything from actual gardening supplies like wellies, shovels and flower pots to more ethereal garden-themed items like tchotchkes, accessories and home decor. Think outside the box with decorated pots and watering cans, painted plant stands and handmade bird feeders.
Flower arrangements and summery wreaths are popular, too.
Anything garden-related is fair game!
4th of July-themed items also sell well. Even jewelry can be Old-Glorified with some red, white and blue!
Patriotic T’s are popular items, as well other patriotic textiles including aprons, tablecloths, placemats and napkins. How about a picnic basket filled with red, white and blue picnic supplies?
The sky’s the limit when it comes to selling summer crafts. Using beachy, garden and patriotic-themed creations, your summer sales will soar.
What’s your best selling summer craft?