What do wine bottles, wire hangers and fabric have in common? Trade Show displays! If you are like me there is a certain amount of guilt involved when you empty any kind of glass container and then throw it in the trash. I am even known to keep plastic containers from drink mixes, seasonings and unique packaging. In my mind I think I could do something with that. So I put it into my cabinet along with the other salvaged items and wait for inspiration. Well my cabinet is getting pretty full so being on the verge of culling some things, I decided to make a few displays for my crafts.
Look how snazzy these are! The material I used on the displays is a polyester knit. It has some sparkle and drapes beautifully. You would hardly know that these trade show displays are made with wine bottles and wire hangers!
So many different types of crafts could be displayed on them like knitted wear and sewn collars or even scarves and jewelry. The best part is you probably already have everything in your house right now to make them.
A little sneak peak for you at the wire hanger bends.....
Click on the link below to download the pattern for these trade show displays. I have included a printout that you can lay your hangers on top of to make sure the wire is bent in the appropriate shape and size. Don't forget to weight the bottles with glass beads or small pebbles so your merchandise will be stable. I hope you have enjoyed this post, pass on what you have learned and are generous with what you make. Someone will appreciate your hard work!
Lagniappe Peddler believes that the process of working with our hands can be one of the best forms of healing the hurts in our lives and welcomes all who visit this safe little corner of the world.
What is a Lagniappe Peddler?
ˌlanˈyap,ˈlanˌyap - something given as a bonus or extra gift