May 15, 2011

Jewelry or Button Display Boards

This is a great inexpensive way to display your merchandise in your booth, online, or brick and mortar store.

Or to display your jewelry in your store or at home

Have you guessed what I used?  

The back of a picture frame.  You can find a picture frame at any thrift store for a dollar.  Toss out the frame and use the back.

Once again I copied fabric and then ran the paper through my printer and printed a graphic from Graphics Fairy

I Mod Podged  the paper on to the picture board

Then used my fingernail scissors to poke holes, through the board.

I used brads

And pushed them through the back of the board

I have always used vintage playing cards to display jewelry and buttons.  My 70's fondue fork makes the perfect holes.  

I use jewelry wire to attach buttons

So there you have it, ready for my booth at Orange Tree.  I think an attractive display always helps sell the product.

I just wanted to say thank you for making blogging so darn fun because I get feedback on the smallest of projects. 
 Everything I blog about is stuff I am doing anyway, then I stop and think...Would people find this helpful or interesting? 
 I am so often surprised that things I think are barely blog-worthy get the most interest!

For instance, the dress form I covered

I thought it turned out kind of cute and maybe people would be interested.  After I posted, Mod Podge Rocks put the link on their Face Book page and I had over 2000 hits to this little blog in about 4 hours!

Silly me, I went to the display store the next day to pick up a couple forms and the clerk looked at me like I had two heads.  I said "Let me guess, you're sold out"  He said "How did you know" so, I told him about the blog.  He said we have had people ordering them 10 and 20 at a time!  Hum, maybe I should have picked a couple up before I blogged about it LOL!  They'll will be back in stock in 2 weeks.

So, thank you!  You have so enriched my life, filled my head with ideas, and made me feel that the most mundane of projects were a really big deal!

Have you entered my Cottage Charm Giveaway?

Happy Crafting


Anonymous said...

you have such a creative eye,, who would have thought to combine these items,, looks lovely,, thankyou for sharing,, I commented before on dress forms,, thats so cool,,

Scarlett Fontaine said...

Oooh i love these little jewellery cards - again another thing i would pick up and buy from your booth - I so have to come shopping at your place! Im not surprised you had so much intrest, your blog is amazing and so many lovely craft ideas, thanks for sharing them with us all. Mwah Scarlett x

Nancy said...

What a great idea...and it seems simple enough to do. Thanks for the great tip!


KarenSue said...

Do you ever sleep?! What a great idea, I hate throwing parts away. Hope your having a wonderful Sunday! See ya soon~Sue

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

You should write a BOOK!!! I love the newest idea and HEY...I LOVE those puppy playing cards..PLEASE save me a couple!!! I collect them!
It's a beautiful day and I'm taking a small break from cleaning my dirty house!!! I even damp mopped the floors..I know!!! I'd rather be out finding treasures!
That is very cool about all the hits on your blog!
deb :)

Lisa Macomber said...

first...the playing cards idea is it! Fab it! Secondly...Thank you for the comment on my blog regarding cleaning my vintage cross stitch find. Exactly why I asked as now where on google did I once see dishwasher cleaner! Soaking now...

sissie said...

I'm not surprised at the response you received after featuring your mannequin. I am so wanting one to do myself but have yet to get around to it.
You inspire me everytime I look at your blog.
I really like the button and jewelry display idea and I'm going to borrow it for sure.

Keep those ideas and projects coming our way!!!


Olivia said...

Carol! Oh fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! Your ideas are soooo cool. I never thought about losing the frame and fluffing up just the bones. I browsed through your posts to check out your goodies. Can't wait to have more time to craft, I have been down from my minor surgery. Anyhoo, I adore your blog. Keep up the great ideas!

Roselle said...

You are too humble. You are very creative and come up with unique ideas. You are so giving, too. That is WILD about all the hits because of Mod Podge and that he store sold out! I think that store should give you a piece of the profit :::Just sayin:::

Roselle said...

Hi Carol:

You are just so clever and creative!!! Love ALL your ideas and I think you are so sweet to share. That's not always the case in blog land. Love that you got all those hits because of the dress form! That shop should give you a piece of the profits!
Not sure if my first comment worked. If it did, disregard this one! LOL

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Carol ~ YOU are AMAZING!!! (*_*)

Scrap for Joy said...

I don't know which idea in this post is the most amazing....maybe using the back of a picture frame for display...or using vintage playing cards as button, I think it's how you came to ue a fondue fork for the holes in the card!! There were so many clever ideas in this post that my brain is on overload! And the dress form...yikes...gorgeous!

Elyse said...

hi carol,

what a great hooray-for-blogging kind of post. i feel just like you, and so enjoy feedback on the smallest of projects, and getting advice on the bigger ones.

your displays are adorable. of course i am adoring the buttons! wtg on the cool dress form.


Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Love the use of vintage playing cards as display for the jewelry! And yes, I was one of those people who LOVED your dress form post! I have a similar altered dress form,but its not as pretty as yours!


Gina said...

That's such a simple & clever idea for displaying merchandise. And I think the display store needs to give you a cut on all the dress forms sales they've made because of your creativity!

Anonymous said...

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Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

Carol! Thanks for that picture frame idea! There's so much u can do with that! :)

fancy frugal life

Stampin' D'Amour said...


Thanks again for the FAB tips! Glad I already have a pint bottle of Mod Podge to work on my plastic mannequin!

I can't believe that I was looking at my gold ornate frames today - ready to spray paint and thinking what to do with the backs! And then you posted this helpful tip on what to do with it! I was trying to figure out another way to display more jewelry in my booth! Perfect tip!

I can't wait to read your next posting!!!! :)


Kat said...

Carol, what a great idea. You are so creative. Have a wonderful day. Kat

Diann said...

What a simple, thrifty clever idea! It is one I plan to use for our displays! Thanks and I appreciate that you show us all these little ideas Carol! Have a great Monday!

Vicki said...

I love your projects, Carol. Can't wait to see you tomorrow at lunch!

Janet Bernasconi said...

OMG Carol you slay me with your creative talent. I never would have thought of a using a picture frame backing. Amazing and what a great idea. I will have to remember that next time I am in an event. Thanks for sharing. It's always so much fun visiting you.
Have a great week,
Janet's Creative Pillows

Debbie said...

I just LOVE that story about the dress form. I know that I told several people about it and sent them to look at it.

It's one of my favorite projects from you.
And that's saying something since I get jazzed on a regular basis.

Cottage Rose said...

What a great idea,,,, I never would have thought to use them like that,, I have a lot just laying around,,,, but not for long,,,,thanks to you... that is why I just love blogging,, finding ladies like yourself with tons of talent... the dress form is amazing... I need to find me one now...hehehe


Bringing Pretty Back said...

Carol , you are like a rock star to me!!! You think these things you do are simple . But trust me... They impress the heck out of us!
WHooo hooo. 2,000 hits in such a short time. That is awesome and I am so happy you are getting so many people to see how talented you are! Yes, you are so right - packaging is everything.
We are appetizers... hahahaahhahahha! You're right!
Have a pretty day!

Sylvia said...

Carol, everything looks so pretty and frilly, I love it! Now I am off to check out the giveaway...

Lindy said...

I love this idea and the buttons are so pretty! Great idea!~Lindy

Createology said...

It isn't just your creative ideas or uses for things but the style you have that make your pieces of art so amazing. These display boards are perfect. I am in love with your dress form. Somehow I missed that post but I have gone back and absorbed it fully. F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S. You are genius my dear...

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Now you tell us! I needed a display board a couple of weeks ago. Made one I didn't care for and ended up using one of those black velvet things. But I love yours SO much better. Carol, you are just full of the best ideas! xoxo

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

You are the clever one Carol! You do have great ideas. It is amazing how Mod podge gets so much buzz. The same thing happened to me when she posted something of mine on facebook, I had no clue at first where all this traffic was coming from, and then I saw it, it was a great day:)! Have a good one Carol. Happy crafting.

Haunted Swamp Designs said...

WOW!!! So very clever and creative!!!
I would had never ever thought of something like this!!!!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a neat way to display items! I think I need to make one for my jewelry! I always save backs of frames, just never knew what to do with them! Now, I do!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

bikim said...

love the colours and decor!
take care,

Jacque said...

Dumb me!! I ordered the longer form with the swivel hanger to display my wedding gown and why I didn't add any of the shorter forms to my order--I have no clue! The company is so efficient, they had already shipped my order before I could call and change it. I am going to order the short ones and make a few of them for my sisters "just because" gifts. Thanks for sharing your technique with all us!

Have a great weekend!