Frugal Craft Display Ideas

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One of the beautiful things about being a crafty person is the creative ways we can come up with to display our products. Handmade or re-purposed items make unique, eye-catching displays. I often visit thrift stores, yard sales and flea markets looking for items for my crafts and my booth. Here are some of my frugal craft display ideas and some inspiration from others as well :).

One of my favorite frugal finds was an old wooden coffee mug holder ($1.00) that made a perfect display for my handmade art tiles. I also hang ornamental curtain rods from my canopy top and tie jewelry and other items on them so they can hang above my tables. Those cost me 50 cents each 🙂

I purchased an old cabinet face at a thrift shop that I converted into a chalkboard that I use at all my shows. I put a price list on it and put it in the front corner of my booth – works well and looks great. That was $2.00 and some chalk paint.

Wherever you look; you can find something fun for your crafts or displays. Take advantage of rummage sales, garage sales, thrift stores, even online sites like Craigslist or Freecycle can be great resources for materials to build your displays.

chalkboard craft cabinet face
The old cabinet face I transformed into a chalkboard with some embellishments and a bit of paint – it’s a great display sign.
craft display wine crate shelf
I converted this wine crate into custom shelves. I decoupaged fabric into the back and painted the crate and used a piece of scrap wood for the shelf.











Other Frugal Craft Display Examples

So, I decided to do some exploring for other frugal, yet still awesome displays and I found some really great ones.

Look at this cute dress form display.

frugal craft display ideas dress form.
This little dress form display is made from an old dish soap bottle filled with sand, decoupaged and topped with a cork and wires. How cute is that. Be sure to click the image to visit the tutorial on the frugal crafter blog.


Have pebbles a bit of paint and some double sided tape? A very simple, but clever way to display jewelry or other hanging items is soon to be yours.  Check out this inspiration from a fellow blogger.

frugal craft display ideas pebble jewelry display
Paint and stick to some corkboard or other standing displays. You could even tape these to the legs of your canopy tent for more prime real estate and eye catching possibilities 🙂





































So, there you have a few frugal craft display ideas.  Want more inspirations for your craft booth and displays? Follow my boards on Pinterest for tons of unique ideas – I’m always adding fresh stuff!

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  • I love, love, love the chalkboard! Totally stealing it. We try to create a vintage-y eclectic look at our shows, and they’re all a bit different. One of my favorite displays is a tier of three old suitcases, stacked up from largest to smallest. It allows different items to stand out in different ways. We also use wooden mug hangers. They’re great bracelet displays!

    • That wooden mug hanger of mine was the best 50 cents at a flea market I ever spent! It is easily very eye catching and people seem to love the staggered look to it. The suitcases sound super cute too. Glad you love the chalkboard idea – they are a fairly simple project and I like the look myself 🙂

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