Adding Height to My Display (Tutorial)

Since this is my first craft sale coming up, and I don't know yet if it's something I'll do again, I don't want to invest a lot of money in equipment for my display. So I'm trying to scrounge and use the resources I have available to make things work. One thing I want to avoid is the flat table display. It's rather boring to see a booth that just has items laid out flat on the table. So to add interest and height, here's one thing I've come up with (by the way, my tablecloth is the same dark green fabric):

And here's how I did it:

Start with a wooden crate (you could also use a rubber bin or a sturdy cardboard box). This one was my daughter's, painted to match her room, but she doesn't want it any more.

Cut a piece of fabric large enough to drape over the crate on all sides, with a little extra to tuck over the edges. I bought forest green sheeting fabric (wide as queen size bed!) to make my tablecloth and more.

Flip the crate and fabric over, tuck the fabric nicely at the corners of the crate, then tape the extra fabric on the inside. Flip it back over, and it's ready to help improve your display. And a bonus is that I can haul some books in the crate to the sale.


  1. Fantastic! I want to your sign- I can see it peeking out. :)

    Your booth is looking great and I am so excited for you. It is so much work to get ready for a show but once you do it- you have to do it again. Books will sell in person, it's just about finding the right venue.

    Good luck! I can't wait to read all about it. :D

  2. well done! I like how the fabric is taped on, one of my favorite methods ;p

  3. Thanks Erica! You can see my sign in the previous post. Books are definitely more appealing in person, so I'll keep my fingers crossed!

    Ruth, you're so funny! But you can get nice looking results without "professional" equipment!


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