A few months ago, when the Seattle weather would still allow it, I helped put together a new display case in my backyard for future craft shows / sale opportunities for Constellation & Co. We got a few questions about it, so I thought I’d post some process photos here.
- 10 wooden crates from JoAnn’s Fabrics
- Minwax Dark Walnut wood stain
- a few foam brushes
- 5-8 small tie plates to connect each pair of crates
- a few old t-shirts you don’t plan on wearing (EVER) again
- screws & a drill
The old t-shirts are extremely important, because if you don’t wipe the wood dry after applying the stain, you’re stuck with a permanently sticky mess.
The screws and tie plates work well to secure these puppies because you can very easily put them on to display them and take them off again to move/store them. We used the “display crates” at the recent Winter Urban Craft Uprising in December. They looked particularly cute filled with twinkle wire lights, Christmas cards, and vintage ephemera.