I found it easiest to sketch how I wanted my table to look, then to build my props from my sketch.
Friday, October 23, 2015
Craft Fair Display
Here is the table display I designed for last year’s craft fairs. It drew people to my table and I received many compliment. I used crates purchased from Michaels. They’re sold in most craft stores, but I’m all about using my 50% coupon at Michaels. To age the crates, I dabbed Walnut Ink onto a cotton balls and spread the ink across the crates to give them a rustic/aged look. To display earrings, I strung rows of picture wire inside two of the crates. I hung the earrings using a deck of playing cards and clothes pins. As for the necklaces, I used cabinet handles drilled into a crate for the necklaces to hang from. I was able to find most of the handles around my house, but did have to buy one from a craft store. You can also purchase them from your local hardware store for a few dollars. I made my “vintage jewelry” sign by painting chalkboard paint onto a vintage tray. I made the mannequin displays out of paper mache’ (previous entry). The beauty to this display is that you can stack the crates and carry your merchandise in them.