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Topic: Mini-Tute for Craft Show Display Frame  (Read 29198 times)
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« on: October 27, 2011 10:43:15 PM »

My first craft fair is in a week (ahhh! So nervous!) and I needed a nifty display option. I saw this online and *HAD* to have it. My husband helped tremendously on this one! Here is a mini-tutorial on how we accomplished it. I've never done a tutorial before, so please forgive me if it's lacking in some way. I would love to know if it is helpful and y'all's thoughts on if it will help bring people into the booth! Smiley I'm sooo new to this.

Materials needed to make one about 5 ft tall:
 8 L-straps with screws (also called "90s" supposedly)
(4) hinges with screws
(6) 8ft long sections of 2x4s
1 roll of 2ftx10ft of chicken wire (I used 1/4 inch but 1/2 inch would probably be more universally useful. We found it in the garden section at Lowe's)

Sharp scissors
Staple gun and staples
Experience with saw and drill, or supportive partner who is

Step 1:
Cut (4) 22" sections of boards and (4) 5ft sections of board (If you buy extra boards, you could technically go 5'5" if my measurements are right. But I wouldn't trust my measurements).

Step 2:
Lay out boards in two frames. Hopefully I don't have to explain how to do this. Use L-Straps to connect boards together. This will give you "square" frames.

Step 3: Paint your frames!

Step 4: Attach the hinges like this. It will allow you to close your frames flat, and open them inward. When you're looking at your frames while they're opened inward, the bulky part of the hinges should be poking out toward you (like the part that shows through the door and the frame).

Step 5:
Unroll chicken wire and cut it at roughly 50" long. (If you push it to 5'5" be very accurate on your cutting, because you only have 1 inch to work with aorund the edge of the frame)...

Step 6:
Staple chicken wire to the back of the frame

That's the hubs! Isn't he good to me?! Smiley

Step 7:
Bask in the glory of what your awesomeness has created!
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2011 09:22:20 AM »

My parents did the craft fair circuit and they had something very similar, only metal.  Mom used it to disply earrings, but I think using it for larger projects is great.  It was easy to store and if I used it to find their booth, that probably meant that customers noticed it too.

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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2011 10:35:46 AM »

Great! Thank you! I've seen them on smaller scales, too. They're perfect for jewelry. But since I'm doing wreaths, signs, etc, I was thinking it would look better than stacking it on the table. Although now that I think about it, a hat rack would be pretty awesome, too! Inspiration hits at the oddest times! I appreciate the feedback. Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2014 03:26:00 AM »

This is really great!  Thanks so much for sharing it here.   Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2014 02:15:12 PM »

I've been looking to do something to make my craft display stand out and this idea looks perfect! Thanks for sharing it!

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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2014 11:06:50 AM »

Awesome, thanks for sharing your great idea!  I've been looking for a display for an upcoming Artisan Market, this fits the bill perfectly Smiley

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