Wintry Market – Handmade for the Holidays – Art and Craft Market Boise, Idaho

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Holiday Craftin’

We know, it’s still September, but we’ve got Wintry on the brain! Being in the throes of planning for the big weekend in November has got us brainstorming holiday crafts and we’ve found a few too cute not to share.

DIY Gold Leaf Pine Cone Garland

This simple DIY gold leaf pine leave garland is awfully sweet and could be something to save and decorate your mantle with year after year. (Or if you’re short on time and patience, you could get the same effect with gold spray paint and tying the twine directly around the top or middle of each pinecone, forgoing the eye screws.)


These whimsical ornaments have a mid-century mod feel and are easy to make with scraps of cardstock you might have lying around. Smaller ones hung around a tree or larger ones suspended from the ceiling with fishing line would both by cheap and easy holiday décor.

gingerbread house that sits on the edge of a mug

And, our most favorite, when crafting and cooking collide! These wee gingerbread house cookies that perch on your coffee mug are too die for. A  culinary construction masterpiece for sure.

Be sure to follow our Wintry Market Pinterest boards for more wintry crafts, baking, treat making, and vintage decoration ideas!

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Booth Layout & Display

For those of you who haven’t done a market before (and for those who have) we wanted to provide you some ideas for setting up your display. The booth spaces at El Korah Shrine are 6’x6′ again. Please use your space to best display your product, below are a few layout suggestions for an outward facing and inward facing design.


Here are some useful tips for displaying your goods:

  • Layout and access to your booth makes a difference for your patrons – do a mock-up at home before the event if you can.
  • Decide where you want to sit / stand in your space.
  • Plan a location for additional merchandise and gift wrap.
  • Create signage so patrons know what your booth name is.
  • Be creative with your booth materials, create more than one level of display.

Below are some display ideas – check out our Pinterest board  for more!


Plum – organic and modern metal – Wintry Market 2011 (Laurie Pearman)

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Belle Fourche – Wintry Market 2011 (Laurie Pearman)


Block+Fiber – Wintry Market 2012


Weave Gold – Wintry Market 2012


Nifty-Fifty Vintage – Wintry Market 2013 (Allison Corona)


The Black Scottie – Wintry Market 2013 (Allison Corona)

Don’t forget to apply by October 20th – Early applicants are invited to attend this event at Bricolage on September 18th!

El Korah Shrine!

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We here at Wintry Market headquarters are so excited to announce the venue for this year’s 2014 market – El Korah Shrine!


Located downtown Boise on the corner of 11th and Idaho (at 1117 W. Idaho, to be exact), the Shriner’s building is right across the street from The Record Exchange. It has ample street and lot parking nearby and is just a hop, skip and a jump from the Capital City Holiday Market. It’s walk-able and bike-able, just the way we like it.

The Shrine Center is a local historic landmark, built in 1914 in the spot of an old burned out livery stable. Its great ballroom space is a perfect spot to host a large event like Wintry Market – providing us with space for about 42 vendors and a stage for live local bands courtesy of Go Listen Boise. It’s downstairs restaurant, the Oasis, will be open during Wintry this year, providing us with a lil’ diner for a snack, coffee, cocktail, or lunch.


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