by Elaine King.
(Colorado, United States)
Especially for an outdoor booth, where wind may be an issue, I like to have display pieces that are versatile. This tabletop display includes my wicker picnic basket in the back left corner.
It is a sturdy box shape with a wood bottom and two hinged lids on top. Not only is it used to safely transport all my jewelry pieces, it also serves as a riser and platform for display. I sometimes tip it on a side with the hinged lids opened to block a breeze.
Possibly not as easily noticed in the picture, is a set of nesting heart-shaped cardboard boxes. The largest of seven boxes is 16″ wide and 10″ tall. The smallest is about 6″. They are attractive in their natural cardboard color, but I covered each box and its fitted lid with antiqued gold-colored wallpaper. It has the look of embossed metal ceiling tiles.
Because they nest together, the box set is easy to transport, yet it yields a vast assortment of possible setup options. For indoors, or for non-windy outdoor days, I can stack the boxes to variable heights to hold easels and such. If a lower profile is needed, they act as a windblock and a backstop for leaning the flocked necklace boards against.
The boxes can also be set on their sides creating protected alcoves. The seven box lids act as trays for smaller items as well as sometimes bridging between stacked boxes to create more surfaces. These nesting boxes are found in most craft supply stores and come in additional shapes such as squares and rectangles.
The leopard print theme on my banner & business cards is carried through with black and khaki fabric drapes. It ties nicely with my wicker picnic basket and antiqued metal look of the nesting boxes.
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