When you add up the hours spent working on an item plus the materials needed to make it and the cost of honing your craft, a product can have a pretty high price for it to make any real profit. But if you’re worried about potential customers being put off by your items high value, don’t be. People still appreciate the worth of handmade and are willing to pay that little more for something truly special. Here are some steps you can take to convince browsing buyers that your pricier products are worth that little extra…
From pale peach roses and dusty pink peonies to golden orange sunflowers, summertime blooms provide an ever-growing palette of colour inspiration. And with autumn just around the corner, now's the time to make the most of this colour burst and go big with the blossoms! We've rounded up some floral-inspired crafts to make the most of this season's buds. Go on, take your pick...
Need to cheer up a drab winter coat? These fox and owl brooches make the perfect autumn accessory. Just pop one (or both) of these cuties on for a little touch of woodland whimsy. Discover how to make them with our quick and easy instructions and free template.
Lampshade-making is lighting up the craft scene and with interior design upping its game, now's the time to get switched on to this up-and-coming craft. We chatted to the runner-up of Needcraft's lampshade design competition, Joanna Heppinstall to find out how she started her lampshade business and why her craft future looks brighter than ever... By Kati Harris
Building up your brand is no easy task, especially for a small craft-selling business. But knowing who, what and where your company’s going is half the branding battle. Creating a strong character for your business will really encourage shoppers to call at your door when shopping for handmade makes. So stand out in the line-up and build a business identity with these helpful tips and tricks.
Thinking about setting up your very own bricks and mortar shop? Well then we’ll let you in on the badly kept secret: it’s all about location, location, location. The right or wrong spot can make or break your business so before you get carried away and plan the big move, you might want to mull over these property points before signing on the dotted line.
How would you like to amp-up your creativity with some craft courses and £150 to spend at Amazon? Well courtesy of Creativebug, you can! To celebrate your artistic talents, Creativebug are giving away a year-long subscription to their courses with access to more than 500 classes and 12 class credits. To top it all off, they’re giving away an Amazon shopping spree worth £150 so you can splurge on all your crafty materials! By just sharing your email, you can pick a free class of your choice! Simply click the link below and be in with a chance to bag yourself this fantastic prize. http://competition.immediate.co.uk/creativebugwin Good luck! Competition open worldwide. Ends 16-08-2015 at midnight.
Turn a blank space into a stylish spot with this Rosy Posy wall hanging from Vanessa Harvey of Coco Rose Diaries.
Shoot for the moon with your makes and light up a drab space with this eye-catching star garland from Christine Leech of Sew Yeah.