10 Simple DIY Craft Show Display Ideas You Can Make in a Day or Less

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Seeking clever ways to display your crafts? Here are 10 DIY craft show display ideas that are uncomplicated and affordable. Make your own, find items to repurpose, or discover affordable places to purchase premade displays.

DIY Ornament TreeThis cute ornament tree can be built for around $10 and could be used for any small items that dangle.

I use something similar for a keychain stand that I found at a flea market and repurposed.  It was originally a coffee mug holder.  I really like how fancy this one looks and it’s a very easy project.

Click on the image to visit the tutorial over at Shanty2Chic.



DIY Ring Display High Heel ShoeYou won’t believe how easy this adorable project is and it’s very versatile.  A high heel shoe, some paint, hot glue and scrap fabric make a super cute ring display.

Use your hot glue gun to embellish a shoe with flowers, beads, bling – whatever your heart desires.  Paint the bottoms.  You can purchase and clean up and disinfect a flea market find – or purchase a new pair.

The tutorial is linked through the picture.


frugal craft display wine crate shelf I created these shelves using wine crates, some scrap wood for the center shelf, some scraps of fabric and acrylic paint. Paint the crate inside and out (or stain it) then decoupage your fabric into the inside bottom of the crate which will become the back wall.

Finally, use your scrap board and screw on a shelf. – Simple.


DIY small crate tutorialLove the look of crates? They are quite easy to build and very versatile.  You can create any sizes you need, then paint, stain or decoupage them to match your business colors/theme.  You can create a couple of small crates for about $5 or so.

This image links to a tutorial.  there are also great youtube videos out there for how to build simple crates.



DIY pillarsHere is another simple DIY project that can add height, dimension, and visual interest.  Oh, it’s also super easy and inexpensive to make.

This project consists of a 4 x 4 cut to various lengths – whatever your heart desires.  (Home Depot does free cuts) Wood plaques you can purchase at any craft supply store or online, some paintable caulk and wood glue.

Click the image to view the full tutorial at landeelu.com.  She made hers for a Halloween display, but I think these would be fantastic to highlight some pieces for a craft display don’t you?



DIY craft displays with PVCPretty up some PVC pipes and connectors to create custom displays in various heights, widths, and colors.

PVC is durable, cheap and also easy to assemble and disassemble.  You can use displays like this for headbands, jewelry, bows or anything else you want to hang.

The image leads to a quick tutorial on how to create them yourself.



Saw this on Pinterest and can’t find the original tutorial, but according to the pinned image, this was created by cutting down the sides of a wire crate with wire cutters and applying small magnets to hold the boards in place.

The use of magnets over adhesive makes this a collapsible display that is easier for transport. Clever idea! If I find the tutorial for it, I’ll be sure to link it.


DIY Teepee Clothing DisplayThis adorable DIY clothing display rack would be perfect for a craft fair because it’s collapsible.

The tutorial requires only a few basic tools and some paint and can be done in an afternoon.  This would be adorable for baby clothes, but could also be used for other hanging items.

The image takes you to the tutorial.




popsicle stick earring displayCheck out this cute display made out of popsicle sticks.  I like the use of cascading colors, but they could probably be done in one solid color also.

Super cute and you can’t beat the price – popsicle sticks are incredibly cheap to buy in bulk.




Hula Hoops are another inexpensive option you can convert.  We spray painted a dollar store hoop that we suspend from the top of our canopy.  I placed shower curtain rings around it and hang my sun catchers around the hoop.  It’s a simple, inexpensive display for hanging objects.

I also like the way the lady in the images below transforms a hoop to hold images.  The blog is not in English, but you can tell by all her images how she makes this – very clever and I think it would be a great way to display photos of your products, particularly for those who do custom orders etc.

hula hoop photo frame

What clever DIY craft show display ideas have you come up with?  Want to feature some here?

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Christin has been loving life as a freelance writer and artist for 15 years and is dedicated to using her skills and creativity to help others succeed doing what they enjoy. She owns and runs several sites and blogs that center on her various passions, from simple living to art, design and writing. You can check out more of her work on HubPages at http://christins.hubpages.com/

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