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How do you display your

(Grimm Exhibition) #1

…Xmas stockings. I plan on making some to sell here and craft fairs. So far I have thought up a length of ribbon across the front of the table and peg them onto it like a washing line. But that means they are very low.

I cant work out how to make a display on the table top.
Can I be cheeky and ask how you all do it?

(Diane Burton) #2

How big are the stockings? Could you put a box on top of your table and fasten the ribbon to that and peg them on or a small table/stool? I have seen some sellers at craft fairs with small bookcases that fold flat for transporting, if you can find one that should work.

EDIT I’ve just checked Amazon and they seem to have loads of folding bookcases :slight_smile:

(Christine Shephard) #3

I have a small wooden table that I stand on top of my main table, and it has hooks around the edge of it for hanging things. I also have a small towel rail with 3 ‘arms’ that I hook things on. I’ve seen people use large picture frames and open suitcases too. Or perhaps a wooden crate on its side, with a ribbon across it?

(Leathermeister) #4

I would try putting a insert for a shoe at the bottom to make it flat and stuff it then on the top put some small packages. You would need to set it up before hand to make sure it stands up.

(Grimm Exhibition) #5

Thanks for your suggestions, Ive had a look at some small furniture bits I have which I ay be able to add hooks to.

(Roz) #6

I have a couple of small “obelisk” style garden frames that I stand on either end of my table (tied to some small weighted boxes) and then I hang a very lightweight baton between the two which has hooks on it which allows me to hang things at the back of my display. My things are very lightweight though and I’m not sure how it would work with heavier items. I got mine for a couple of pounds each from B&M bargains but I expect lots of similar shops and garden centres will be selling them off now we have reached the end of summer. Alternatively a basic portable clothes rail, which you can pick up cheaply at places like pound stretcher, beside your table could work.

(Diane Burton) #7

That’s a good idea Roz, I may try the obelisk idea with string/ribbon to display my cards :slight_smile:

(Helen Healey) #8

I have a few different ways of doing this. For the large stockings I have 2 pieces of trellis which are hinged with cable ties and have hooks along the top. I stand it up angled at 90 degrees on the corner of my table and hang them on the hooks (which are used for bags for the rest of the year). I also have a large-ish wicker basket which has hooks along the front top edge and goes at the front of my table and can be used to hang large stockings. I also sell small stockings as tree decorations and for these I have a Christmas garland which I place along the front of my table with some battery powered fairy lights and the small stockings hanging from the branches. I hope this might be helpful to you.

(Grimm Exhibition) #9

@PocketfulCreations You just reminded me I have a metal rung type basket I could add hooks to and put it on the
tabletop. I shall experiment and add pics when I can.

(Grimm Exhibition) #10

This is an odd photo but I have a small shelf unit I can turn so its taller and add string to, so it will take about 6 stockings. Ive added a stocking pattern to give you an idea.