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« on: November 06, 2005 05:11:27 PM »

A friend of mine asked me to participate in an upcoming art sale. Ive never sold any of my items before so Im a little aprehensive when it comes to the set up. Il mainly be selling scarves and T-Shirts and Ive coem to a real delemia on deciding how to display them. I dont have a dress form to make a nice little set up of a shirt and a scarf together. So I was thinking about just folding the shirts up like they would be at the Gap or other store, and just lay them side by side on the table. The only thing I could think of to do with the scarves is maybe create a little colthing rack type stand and drape them over it. Gosh, Im at a loss....
Any ideas or pointers are GREATLY appriciated. Also, can anyone recommend any sort of great little handmade looking sale tags? Im thinking about making my own out of some neat looking card stock, but I havent made up my mind yet. The sale is on the 19th and Id rather get tags that are pre-made vs making my own.
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2005 07:09:22 AM »

I will try Staples, I just didnt want plain old white ones, Im going for something a little more 'special'. Cool, Im glad you like the dowel idea. Its quick, simple and effective in my book.
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2005 07:31:54 AM »


I also make scarves and when I did craft shows I would use colorful ribbon and string it along my tent like a clothesline (if it was outdoors) then tie my scarves to the ribbon  I felt it gave my tent a harem look also it attracted customers to my tent because they would see the beautiful colors and prints from afar.  I rarely did indoor shows, but I can see how you can use the same process with a clothing rack.  You can also get peg board and use peg hooks, use colorful ponytail holders instead of scarf clips they are easier on the scarves so you don't get pulls or have to worry about knots or wrinkling. Hope this helps :-)

« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2005 06:02:51 PM »

Wow! The pegboard is an great idea! I could paint it with a fun background. Im so glad all of you are willing to share your ideas! Thanks a million.
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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2005 11:18:41 AM »

Two words. Duct tape.
Get some willing friends and a couple of rolls of duct tape, and make some duct tape busts for the shirt/scarves...

The pegboard sounds like it would be good too. Neat and sweet.

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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2005 11:53:20 AM »

My sister gave me some tags a while ago that were beautiful..they were a circle, I think made of vellum?  with some metal all around it.   

I think I know the tages you are talking about, or something similar. I just picked some up at the Dollar Tree the other day, they look much better then a plain old staples tag will look. 25 tags come in a pack for $1. Here is a photo


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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2005 10:09:35 AM »

Does anyone have any other ideas for displaying scarves? I am at a total loss here, and am not sure where i can hang something for my scarves. The table will be set up so my back is against the wall and the stuff is on the table in front of me... Was thinking of hooking up a long cardboard tube (from a roll of cello) thats covered in paper (to make it look more presentable) wiring the ends and some how hanging it on the front lip of the table.... does this make sense? how do i connect it to the table? i have heavy duty clamps... hmmm... i guess thats me thinking out loud. anyone else have more good ideas?

Oh- And i came up with a way to present my pins: Wooden frame, covered in contemporary fabric with batting behind, a fabric pin board! ( imagine an artists canvas but with funky fabric.) and I also bought a galvanized steel bucket thing from the $ store and am using it for my assortment of magnets.
Covering cardboard boxes with wood grain mac tac ( I HEART mactac!!!) is a good idea for risers and such too. Can you tell I majored in window display? I hope not. lol.  Cheesy

p.s. i WISH you could get tags like that in the $store Here!!! tres cool.

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