Thursday, 6 December 2012

DIY Display Tree

A couple of people have asked me how I made my little display tree for my craft fair table, so I thought I'd do a DIY on it. It's so easy and cheap, and the best thing is that it comes apart for easy transport and storage! 

You will need: a cardboard tube, wooden dowel, gold spray paint, a stanley knife and a pen. 

1// Cut the dowel into various sized pieces from 10cm to 30cm. 

2// Mark out where your holes will be on the cardboard tube... There's not really a science to this, just make sure that the entry and exit holes are at the same height so that your dowels will sit straight in the tube. 

3// Cut the holes using a stanley knife and push them through with a pen. Lay out your dowels in size order. 

4// Starting with the smallest, push your dowels through the holes. Make sure that none are too close together and adjust the holes if you need to! 

5// At this point I decided I wanted to spray the tube gold but not the dowels, so I removed all them before spraying. But it could be fun to spray the dowels too, or maybe in a contrasting colour? 

6// Hang up your jewellery/decorations/products. I also weighted it at the bottom with a couple of bean bags. For transport, just take out all the dowels and slot them inside the tube with the lid on! 

So there we go, my very makeshift but effective craft fair display tree. You could even use it in your home as an alternative Christmas tree!

x Rachel 


  1. Such a brilliant idea! Definitely going to give this a try. Thanks for sharing!


  2. Oh this is a really brilliant idea :). I might have to make one for my necklaces as they get all tangled when sitting on the table! xx

    Almost Delightful

  3. Aw this is really cute! Such a lovely idea
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and the lovely comment
    Daniella x

  4. That is such a great way of displaying things! Very tempted to have a go at this :) xo

  5. This is actually brilliant! I use to always try make stuff like this when I use to watch Blue Peter and Art Attack, hahaa. I'm honestly just no good at this though :( It is such a cute and smart idea though, makes me super excited for Christmas!:3 ♥

  6. Your ideas are incredible, I'm so glad I just found your blog. I have a DIY fashion blog, hope you can stop by



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