Craft show booths are considered prime rental space, especially since most are greatly limited. They must be wisely utilized to make the most of available space. If items are tucked under shelves or beneath piles of other things, they will go unnoticed or become a jumbled mess after people dig through it. Use these fantastic ideas for displaying knitted or crocheted scarves and hats at a craft show or sale, and give each piece a prominent spot in your booth. Everything will be fully visible and ready for potential customers to try and buy. You do not need expensive shelf units or other costly racks to create an impressive display.
Use a Wooden Ladder
A sturdy hinged ladder can be a phenomenal tool for displaying scarves at a craft show, especially if it is made of wood. If it is worn, ugly or splattered with paint stains, consider painting it for display purposes. Opt for a color that will beautifully highlight your handmade items, and neatly drape them over the rungs. A six-foot ladder will hold dozens of gorgeous handmade scarves. You will be able to drape four or five over each step. Attach cup hooks along the sides to safely hold dozens of hats. Use a second or third ladder, and you might not even need another method of display for your craft sale items.
Show Hats and Scarves on Picket Fencing
If you do not have room in your home for at least one wooden ladder, consider another fantastic way to display your handmade scarves and hats. Buy wooden picket fence panels, and create a cute cottage-style hinged border for your craft booth. Sand, prime and paint the wood, and combine the panels using sturdy metal hinges. They will allow you to create the ideal configuration for displaying your scarves and hats. Hang the hats on the pickets and drape the scarves in between them. If desired, use cup hooks to hold hats further down the slats. When the sale is over, simply fold up the fencing. It will be easy to transport and store.
Clip Craft Show Items on a Hanging Clothesline
If you are stuck with nothing but a folding table to display your craft show items, do not despair. The empty space in between the table legs can be used for displaying scarves and hats. Tie a section of soft cotton rope from one leg to the other on the longer sides. Drape scarves over the rope. Tie two or three rows of rope to both of the shorter sides. Space the ropes to accommodate an array of hats. They can be clipped to the rope using spring-style clothespins, and they can be beautifully layered. Save the top of the table for displaying other items, and store duplicates beneath it. With a little ingenuity and resourcefulness, you will be able to make the most of available space at every craft show and sale, even if all that you have is a single folding table.
Source: Advanced Crafting Education and Craft Sale Display Experience