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DIY Jewelry Displays for Craft Shows
Jewelry is highly competitive and usually the most dominant item at craft fairs. If you sell jewelry, it’s not just a good idea to get creative with your display to get noticed; it’s essential.
A unique and creative jewelry display will draw people to view just one more jewelry stand, and perhaps that person will find something of yours they just can’t live without.
Here are a few ideas for DIY jewelry displays that can help you save money and move more product.
Wine Bottle Necklace Display
First off, I want to share a display I did for Halloween Pendant necklaces at a couple of local fall festivals. I redid a wine bottle into a Halloween lamp, drilled a hole into a piece of scrap wood to fit over the bottleneck and added hooks – voila – super cute display.
You can see the full post how I did this on my DigitalPrintables blog.
People went nuts over the display and I sold several necklaces. The display cost about 7 dollars to make in materials (I had to use battery powered led lights at the shows)
DIY Necklace Display Bust
What I love about this tutorial from Jewelry Making Journal is how easy it is to create and customize these displays. Use whatever fabric you like that enhances your particular pieces and make them really your own.
The commercial versions of these are pricey and usually the basic black or white. Here you can get creative with color and texture. Click the image above to go to the tutorial.
Repurposed Vases as Necklace Displays
The next time you visit a flea market, dollar store or yard sale look for vases or other items that can be repurposed like this. A bit of paint and you have an instant, eye-catching display.
Tree Branch Necklace Display
Next up is this cute idea – a stick. Yep, a plain old tree branch with some spray paint, nails, wire – maybe some cup hooks. Suspend it from wire on your canopy or place the branch between shelves or whatever you like. It’s unusual, it’s nearly free and how adorable!
This example is from Little Treasures Vintage & Designer Market. Here are the full directions on how to create this.
Lace Earring Holders
Lace earring holders are also nice, although I’ve seen more of them cropping up lately. These frames are super cute and so easy. Attach a piece of lace to a dollar store frame, spray paint the frame and voila. Easy, cheap, and very appealing to the eye!
Here’s an example from Sincerely Yours
For full instructions on how to build this and to see more images and possibilities visit Sincerely Yours.
PVC Hanging Displays
I use these for my suncatchers also. PVC tubing is uber cheap at any local hardware store. Piece it together, paint in whatever fun color you desire and voila, a great display.
Click the image above to see the full tutorial on how to make these courtesy of the dealin and dishin blog.
More Inexpensive Jewelry Display Ideas
For bracelets in the past I’ve covered a Pringles can with fabric. Use black felt or any color. If you use a patterned fabric, make sure it doesn’t clash or detract from your jewelry itself. Scrap fabrics cost very little and you can put your Pringles can on a little stand and slide plenty of bracelets over the ends.
Other cheap ideas – spray paint or otherwise decorate the bottom of cardboard egg containers and place earrings in them.
You can also easily create a great artistic tree to hook earrings and necklaces onto. Grab a cool branch and affix it to the bottom of a flower pot or ceramic piece and then plastering in place. This is a simple, beautiful display for home and shows. Use it for jewelry, tags, keychains, whatever.
Here is a great example with an excellent tutorial from Rachel Leonard’s Right Brain Visual Journal. (Great website too)
So, there you have it – some great ideas for displays that are easy on the eyes and your wallet! What DIY jewelry display ideas have you come up with? Feel free to share in the comments below.
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