Creativity in the Bundaberg Region will be on show as more than 20 small home-based businesses open their doors on Saturday for the Pop-Up Shop Trail.
Pop-Up Shop Trail Bundaberg is an opportunity for people who dabbled in arts and craft to sell their work to the public from the comfort of their own homes.
Organiser Riki Groundstroem said there was a lot of clever and artistic people in the Bundaberg Region, but not everyone had the opportunity to show the rest of the community what they could do and that's where the trail helped.
The initial Pop-Up Shop Trail idea
Riki said earlier this year her husband Graeme had the idea to make the trail so people could visit one or all of the stalls in the one day, without stallholders having to set up at one main venue, which helped free up their time and came at no cost to the stallholders.
“We created this to support the people who make little home-made goodies, from artwork to candles and everything in between,” Riki said.
“My husband thought of it, because I make glass flowers out of up-cycled materials and with working I found it hard to sell them.
“The trail provides a map of the locations of where the stall-holders live, and people can go along and visit each of them or just the ones that they are interested in.”
Pop-Up Shop has 23 stalls set up
Riki said the first Pop-Up Shop Trail took place before Mother’s Day and there were 15 stall holders.
She said the initial event was very popular and had a lot of positive feedback, so they decided to hold it again and now have 23 stalls.
“There are a lot of people out there who are arty, and with the trail its easy to sell from your own home – no cost and is so easy!”
The stalls include Bromeliads and Homemade Crafts, Scrapping Adventures, Life Lockets, Fibre and Clay and One Rustic Bird to name a few.
Riki said there was also a little competition to encourage people to visit more stalls and it would also be a little bit of fun.
“They collect the competition card and its marked off as they continue on through the day,” Riki said.
“If they visit 10 or more stalls they have a chance to win one of 23 prizes donated by stall holders.”
The Pop-Up Shop Bundaberg runs from 9am to 2pm on Saturday, in the locations on the map below.
Riki said they were hoping to have another trail before Christmas and new stallholders could check out the Facebook page for more information on how to participate next time.