November 4, 2012

How To Make A Wreath Craft Show Display or Storage

Do you need more room for storing your wreaths? Are you a fellow wreather like me? If so, then I know you crave more storage/crafting space and smarter storage areas. I want to share with you my idea for storing my wreaths until I sell them. It's so easy and no tools are required! This display would also be perfect for displaying your wreaths in craft shows; you can easily disassemble and reassemble as needed because this requires no tools. This took me 15 minutes to construct and cost less than $50.



What you will need
3 ClosetMaid 6' x 15.89" Shelves ($15 ea at Lowe's)




15 Heavy Duty Cable Ties (I used TwistTail 14.5")
9-12 "S" Hooks (31 cents ea)
 




Assemble The Base
Line up two of the shelves vertically side by side and use cable ties to secure tightly in 5 places. I secured 1 on the top, 1 in the middle, 1 on the bottom, and then in between those areas for a total of 5 ties.




Side one should look like this.



Now attach the third shelf to the two just connected, again secure in 5 places using cable ties. Note: I attached the cable ties in the same areas all the way around. Your display should now look like this.



Now twist off the excess cable ties.




Hang Your Wreaths
Now you can use the "S" Hooks to loop onto your wreath hangers and attach to the shelving grids. The feet on the bottom of these shelves are already covered with protective coating from the shelving unit itself so it won't scratch the floors.  I found this display to be very sturdy and level. I was prepared to use a 2' x 2' square piece of plywood and drill holes into in order to zip tie the display to that for a stable base, but I don't need to. It's sturdy on its own.




Like I said, these would be great for using during craft shows alone or combined with other display methods. What do you think? I hope this was helpful to you. I have 3 of these constructed that I use to store my wreaths until they are sold.

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15 comments:

  1. My husband and I constructed two of these for a show just this past Saturday. They worked great! It was a classy addition and makes my wreaths a real eye catcher. Thanks for the tip! I only wish I had taken pictures!

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    1. Awesome! Thanks so much for the feeback. I love mine, they are easy to transport too. Glad this was useful to you!

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  2. Just made one of these and it is awesome!!! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. I know I love mine! Thinking of making a couple more now.

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  3. I have been stressing over what to do about a display! Thank you so much for this!! I am planning to do a show in about 3 weeks and this will be perfect!!! Thanks again Julie!

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    1. Yay, so glad it was helpful! Feel free to pin onto pinterest and share.

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  4. Do you have any ideas for a display for an outdoor craft fair? Was just wondering about keeping them stable and not tipping over outside. Thanks.

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    1. You can mount them to a large piece of plywood. What if you had large hooks (like tea cup hooks but larger that screw into wood) and screw them into a piece of wide plywood. Then hook the bottom pieces under the hooks before zip tying them together into the triangle shape? This would allow for easy set up, breakdown and transportation.

      Or add heavy sand bags to the bottom.

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  5. Hi there. I have a question regarding selling wreaths at a craft show. Could you please email me at cjury9@gmail.com. Thanks Chelsea

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  6. Julie, you've been a HUGE HELP--I'm planning on selling at a consignment show and was looking at the $100 display racks. I love your solution, and I'm going to try it. Will definitely pin it on Pinterest--thanks so much!

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  7. I'm so glad that I found this! I was worried what I was going to do for a display and I was making it much harder than it needed to be. Thank you for sharing!!! ~Natalie

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  8. Gorgeous wreaths and I can see you are very talented. Have considered making wreaths and door hangings to sell, but not sure where to start. It looks like fun!!!

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  9. I made this yesterday for a Jubilee today! I got the 6ft Rubbermaid shelves just like these at Lowes for $7 each, with the S hooks and zip ties my total came to around $30! Thanks for the idea!!

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  10. For storage, while the wreaths are on the rack, you could pull a plastic garden trash bag over the top to keep dust out too.

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  11. If you want to use this for an outdoor show...just use tent stakes to hold it into the ground...it will anchor it in place

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