since i started selling at a local art market, i crochet with a side of random, i needed displays. since i had no budget for such, i made some with things i found around the house. luckily one of my roommates has an amazon.com habit, so plenty of cardboard & packing materials.
these 2 are made from cardboard, thin sheets of foam, brown paper, a cut up natural awakenings magazine, & sharpy. i am no artist, but am pleased with my work.
they had cardboard stands on the back, but today i replaced those with wood for added weight & stability.
the 'vases' are made from cans, brown paper, some heavy twine, & a little red curling ribbon. the flowers are made from the front & back covers of the natural awakenings (for color), some wooden dowels painted green, buttons, & some denim scraps. on the bottom are some wooden knobs to add height to the flowers.
& this is Lydia Mitzi Cardboard-Lady. she is just 2 pieces of cardboard cut out & the head is glued together. the body splits so she will stand up. she also got a wood base today. a small, unfolded strip of cardboard was added to the back side of the neck for stability since it was on a fold (she is cut from the opened sides of a box - heads = short sides, body = long).
i use t-pins to stick stuff on them, & hang earrings & hair pins from the cans. i am very pleased with them. they work very well. i'd love to hear your thoughts.