Well here I go again!. I have been going crosseyed trying to find a greeting card rack or riser for my upcoming show next week. Everyone I found was either out of stock or will not ship to Canada or.. if they do it would take almost 2 months to get here. Good GRIEF!!!!
So I have been searching online for a DIY greeting card riser and everyone I find is cut into strips and taped together. To me that will not last any longer than one show and to me, that is way too much work. So I made it my mission to figure something out that would work for me. Off I went to the dollar store and I found 5.5″x7″ boxes. I bought 7 of them. Black boxes with really pretty covers. At the time the covers didn’t really matter but what I did at the end will surprise you. Heck I even surprised myself.. but I am getting ahead of myself so let me back up a bit.
Here is what I did with the boxes. I took the first two boxes and taped them together lengthwise and turned them over so the bottom is now the top. Follow me?
Then I took two more boxes and did the same thing but I faced the open end up this time.
I then took the four boxes and butt them together and taped them to make one square. I used two pieces of black duct tape to secure the boxes together. (not done yet in the below picture)
So then I took three more boxes and taped them together on the long side.
I then took those three boxes and centered them on the back base right up the the edge of the boxes
I then used designer paper to the front pieces of the boxes. I cut the paper and left 1/4″ all around the paper to make a black border. Run a strip of duct tape down the middle of the front two boxes to keep them from spreading open. (as you see in the picture below. I didn’t do that and the boxes spread a bit. So I went back and taped them after the pictures were taken. )
I put coordinating paper on the side to take away from the plainness.
I was pretty pleased with my first attempt. Now I had 7 covers.. hmm what to do with them… ah ha… they will slide inside each other,, right? so I took two covers and made a thin display box for… well.. maybe my gift card holders? or my mini note pads with pens? I haven’t decided yet but I have the option now to have a few displayed upright and I will probably put those on my small metal rack I have here to raise it up above other items on the table.
So that was my project for the day and I am sure I will hit the store again to get more boxes so I can do a wider box set up for my larger cards probably on the weekend after I access what I have here and how I am going to display on my table.
So I hope I have given you a bit of inspiration to make your own display riser for your shows. If you have any questions feel free to contact me.
And Have a wonderful and productive day!