Tuesday, July 5, 2011


A little while ago I was planning on having a stall at a big craft market in Wellington. I haven't had a stall at a market for quite some time, so I had to have a think about how I wanted to display my wares.

It's quite difficult to make a market display of clothing look interesting. You need to make the best use of your table space on top of having a rack, which is hard especially when your clothing items are so big!

Beer crates are a good size for sitting on a table and providing some visual interest as well as acting as both containers and shelves for functionality, too. I couldn't find any in a good condition on TradeMe and have been too busy to go out to second-hand and charity shops, but I did find a lumber company selling beer crate kits. Mine arrived the other day and I had a fun hour or so assembling it. It didn't come with any instructions so it took a wee bit of figuring out, and I'm not a hammer-and-nails expert but it came out looking great! 

Here are some photos I found of authentic beer crates being repurposed for storage and display.

via http://www.flickr.com/photos/shntzl/

via http://thatshappy.blogspot.com/

via http://www.flickr.com/photos/cosmicparachute/
via http://grasshoppersense.tumblr.com/

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