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« on: April 26, 2005 12:22:08 PM »

Allright, so I'm gearing up for a mini craft show on Satuday (Bizarre Market for any Richmond, VA folks) and I figured I might as well bring some 1" pins along, even though I'm not that into them anymore. But they're small and aren't hard to make a few handfuls of. If I sell one or two I'll be happy.

What's the best way to display them? I have a few on little cards in their own bags, but that seems excessive for a $1 pin. How do other people display pins? Or should I just put them all in a little basket or something?

Does anyone even buy these things anymore? Or should I not bother at all?

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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2005 12:27:40 PM »

i have all of my 1" pins displayed on an old white tank top hung on my wall. that way i can see them all without having to dig through anything. i'm not sure how professional that is for a craft show, but it works for me.
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2005 12:50:11 PM »

You could stab the 1" pins onto a small cork board.  I'm thinking the size of a picture frame.  Then prop the board up on a dish plate holder.  That way people can easy see the buttons and grab the ones they want.  And you cover the cork board with some fancey fabric, and put a $1 sign somewhere on it.
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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2005 05:42:59 PM »

I have mine all over 2 different bulletin/cork boards. I use them for "art" in my house.

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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2005 06:17:29 AM »

My boyfriend sells lots of 1" buttons when we do craft fairs.  He puts some in a bowl for people to fish around in.  And then he also puts some on a board so they're easy to see all layed out.  The board is a small cork board covered in a big piece of craft felt.  And he just loosely sticks the pins into the felt.  Then to prop up the board he uses on of those freestanding photo easels (a largish one so the cork board doesn't get knocked over easily).


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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2005 09:33:50 AM »

i would use little colorful vintage/thrift store bowls and arrange them on your table.  I use these cool set of three "ice cream cone" bowls for my buttons that I scored for $3 at a local thrift shop! Grin there colorful fun and draw attention.

« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2007 09:52:29 PM »

What's the best way? I have both felt ones with the fiddly backs and the normal 2 inch button ones....something cheap would be good Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2007 09:43:22 AM »

I sold badges/buttons at a fair this spring where I bought a cheap fabric shower curtain that was patterned in large squares. I pinned different types of buttons in different squares, and then pinned the shower curtain to the edge of my canopy top. You could probably duct tape or maybe suction cup one to a wall. I figured since they were pinned on the fabric, they would be hard to steal. Everyone seemed to like the display. Hope that helps. Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2007 09:54:08 AM »

How about just a strip of any fabric hung from somewhere on your stand like above? Or, if the backs to your pins are metal or magnetic, have a piece of cardboard or something and put strips or pieces of magnets (from craft stores obviously) and put your pins on those. Just make sure you get strong magnets. ^^

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« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2007 05:31:13 PM »

This is probably of no use to the OP anymore, but maybe it could help someone else. 

I think it would look nice if you got a picture frame ($1 store) took the backing and glass out of it, then stapled some nice fabric to the back of it.  you could put the pins through the fabric and voila! easy display!

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