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« on: November 26, 2006 04:27:29 PM »

Any ideas out there on how to display magnets at fairs?  I make magnets from microscope slides- they are 1"x 3".  The last fair I did, I put them on an old muffin tin- thought it looked cute, but didn't really know how to prop it up- it kept slipping.  When I laid it down on the table, it looked weird- I'd rather have a standing something or another to display them.  Help!!
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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2006 06:27:09 AM »

I bought a metal trash can (a small, attractive netted metal one), set it upside down and stuck the magnets all around it. Put it on a turntable so folks can spin 'er around. You can find a spinning lazy Suzan in the kitchen dept of most dept stores.
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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2006 09:04:06 AM »

Thats a great idea!! And I can transport some of my 'stuff' in the can, too.  Thanks
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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2006 05:29:56 PM »

At the craft fairs I sell at people put them on cookie sheets.


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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2006 11:29:11 PM »

I have a magnetboard I bought at an after back to school clearence.  One thing I did learn is that an easel is a good thing.  It brings the magnets up to eye-level for adults and most children.  If you are not anti-WalMart they sell basic easels for about $10.  You can also use them to display cookie sheets of magnets.  For a smaller display on a table, maybe find one of those table top stands for framed prints?  We have one for a mirror and it works great. 
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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2006 02:54:18 AM »

Or you can use magnetic paint and paint an open-frame bookcase or a folding screen/room divider type thing!  Paint a board to look like a fridge or file cabinet -- that way you're showing your items in context!  Make sure to have things like photos and recipes/to do lists up too to show people how useful the magenets are!
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« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2006 07:59:40 AM »

At the monthly fair that I do, a lot of people sell magnets. They display on lamps, sculptures, bread boxes, toasters, pails...anything unexpected that is magnetic or can be made magnetic. I would hit your local thrift store with a magnet or two in tow and see what you can get it to stick to.
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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2006 09:16:26 AM »

I went to one show where someone used the door from one of those little dorm fridges.

A real conversation piece and crowd grabber was the person who used a real door from an old fashioned fridge. People came to look at the antique as well as their magnets. (The vendor said that they reduced the weight by stripping the inside guts out.)

Personally, I don't like the cookie sheets - who puts magnets on their cookie sheets? Just looks funny and cheap to me. However, I do like the garbage can idea - it's different and funky.

I like the idea of the easel. Maybe one of those metallic white boards? You could also use it to post messages on.

I don't remember what they were called, but those square pans folks use in science class to disect stuff? Something related to science, labs, or microscopes?

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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2007 05:37:13 AM »

i make some as an after thought type thing. At Ikea they sold metal magnet strips for a buck. You could always string them together for a cool affect, but I just left it laying on the table.
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