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  • TIP: Keep an action list

    Make a rough sketch of how the display will look like. Write down what materials and tools you will need. Create a time-line / checklist: This week copying and laminating - Next week: buy or beg materials - Two weeks: covering display boxes with matching paper - Three weeks: collect books matching the display....
  • TIP: Staple at an angle

    Your job will be much easier when you hold the stapler at an angle. The staples will stick out a bit at one side - perfect to get hold of them with pliers and pull them out when you change displays.
  • TIP: Use a glue gun

    Glue guns are the most fantastic tools when creating displays. You can attach all sorts of materials like hard plastic, metal, fabric and everything else you can think off. Be careful with your fingers (blow - blow) the glue is very hot and you easily get blisters
  • TIP: Create a 3D effect!

    Create a 3D effect by hanging objects in front of the display board, like fish in a Sea Life display or lanterns in a Summer Reading display.
  • TIP: Don’t overdue it!

    Too much text, images or books on display too close together distract the eye. Each object needs its own space. Think of a shop window that is more than full with appliances, you can’t distinguish one object from the other, while carefully placed objects attract the attention.

Valentines Day – Together on the couch

 couch  Two seats next to each other, a few meters of pink voile and the 'LOVE SEAT'  is     ready

 

  I've used materials from previous displays to create a quick and instant Valentines display

 

What you need:

  • Title – Google Images – Creative Commons plus Word
  • Pink fabric – 2 different types and colours voile                                         
  • Pink hearts – once you have cut them you can use them year after year in different settings

     

     

     

    left part                       heart with feathers
  • Silvery material to create a 3D effect and a bit of sparkle
  • Christmas lights – you can't do without
  • Pink boa or string of feathers
  • Love poems or love quotes
  • Pink balloons
  • Pink / orange roses (I used artificial from $dollar shop)

 

poster display

 

                         balloon              roses

 

What to do:

I converted he GurlzZone display  so the base for this display was already there

  • Staple the heart cris-cross over each other onto the board
  • Glue love poems and quotes to the hearts
  • Staple the heart-shaped poem to the middle of the board
  • Attach the title to the two side-boards                        
  • Add the balloons
                                                                                           

     

     

     

    top part display
  • Cover the pedestal in hearts and glue poems onto them                      
  • Put two seats in front of the display and cover them in bright pink voile                               
  • Arrange the roses next to the seats
  • Put romantic novels or love poetry on display
  • Connect the Christmas lights

     

     

    total display

 

roses1 book

poem up close

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