With the big summer craft fairs coming up, and the Christmas ones not too far behind, I’ve been plucking my brain and local thrift stores for some creative ways to display my wares. With most booth spaces being 10 x 10 feet or smaller, the main issue is figuring out how to fit all of my crap in such a compacted arrangement. Simultaneously, I need to make it all look pleasing enough as to not scare the little children away.
One thing’s for certain: simply laying out all of the items on the table-tops causes me to run of of space very quickly. So the more vertical I can go, the better.
For a comb display, a bought a cute black picture frame and took the glass part out. I wrapped up the cardboard backing with 2 layers of black ribbon in a horizontal fashion. The combs can slip right into the top layer of ribbon, and the cardboard backing doesn’t show because of the bottom layer hiding it. Both a space-saver, AND a classy-looking display.
For barrettes and hair clips, I needed something bigger. What would be even cooler, would be something that could spin. Traveling to my local Value Village, I found just the thing: a DVD display case for less than ten dollars.
I wrapped the outer edges in white ribbon, finishing off the corners with bows. The insides of the case I tied groups of 12 pieces of white yarn. (At first I tried to wrap the yard around the display, but quickly realized how difficult that was when I couldn’t fit the whole ball of yarn through the small slot in the center parts. Oops!) I personally like how the yarn gives off a look of hair formations, shaping with each clip. This spinning display offers a crap-ton of space for my clips, and its vertical formation will hardly take up any of my booth real estate.
Problem >>>>>> SOLVED!