Monday, 21 October 2013

Craft Show Prep meets Handmade Holidays

Craft show prep that will do double duty once the time comes for holiday decorating.

My next craft show is a mere 3 and a half weeks away.  I still have some work to do in the display department, so yesterday I got to it.  I scavenged up some large branches in the backyard and just chopped them up into random lengths.

This will give me the height variations I am looking for without filling up my table with boxes or larger blocks.
 Plus it gives me the versatility to add in some fresh elements if I can get my act together in time.
 They are absolutely perfect for displaying my tiny itty bitty items - like these fairy/gnome dish sets I am working on...
 ...without them getting lost on a large table.

And then when the holidays get here, I can use them again...
I only set up a small portion of it here since I was a little rushed for time, but picture this three or four times times longer...won't it be nice on my dining room shelf?  I might add in little containers of greens too.

I think I have plenty of blocks cut.

The inspiration came from this picture I found on Pinterest, but as far as I can tell, this is the original source.
Maybe I can convince someone to cut me some great big logs?  I don't use the chainsaw.

How are your handmade holiday preparations coming along?

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  1. What an original way to present your work.
    That last picture would make a beautiful christmas card.

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  3. What a lovely way to display your beautiful creations.

  4. Beautiful display ideas! And I love the holiday candles on stumps too... Blessings!