Saturday, November 5, 2011

New Headband Displays!

I loved the look of my old headband displays made out of covered oatmeal canisters, but the fact of the matter was that it was pretty much impossible to get the headbands off of the canister.  Not great for people interested in, you know, actually buying my product.  Or interested in trying them on, or whatever.  So I decided to simplify.  I'm really pleased with the results--we'll see if it helps sales!

First, I found this wrought iron thingamabob at Goodwill for $3.  I'm not sure what its original use was (some kind of candleholder, maybe?), and I'm probably using it upside down, but the three curls at the "top" seemed perfect for hanging the three different sizes of headbands that I sell at childrens' stores.

All I did to this one was take three of my postcards and stick them together in a triangle, then I made a top out of cardstock so that you couldn't look into the middle, then used a glue gun to tack the postcards to the top of the display.  Since the headbands are just hanging, I thought it was important to have at least a picture of how they look on a head, hence the postcards.

But, I am in six stores now, and the chances of finding five more of these things were pretty slim.  I did find one more candleholder to flip upsidedown for a similar effect:

I spray-painted it black and evened out the display card before it was ready to go out.
But then I found a piece that is available in much more plentiful supply at Goodwill--the humble mug tree.

The only problem with these was that the lowest rungs for hanging mugs were too close to the base for a headband.  So I removed those, and plugged the hole with a combo of hot glue topped with plastic wood.

The bottom pegs twisted out fairly easily.

Plugged hole, ready to be sanded.
Then I gave them a light sanding and spray-painted them flat black.  I gave it two coats just to be safe.

With and without product.
Voila! The mug trees were $1.99 each at Goodwill, and the spray paint was $3 (it also covered the other candle holder, and I don't think I'm quite out of paint yet).  So, pretty affordable headband display, and I'm happy with the results.

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