August 7, 2012

Mossy Display Makeover

Do you have some tired old necklace displays and want to breathe fresh life into them?  With a little bit moss and a handy glue gun you can give your displays a makeover in minutes.

We used Supermoss Moss Mat that we picked up at Hobby Lobby.  They are thin, flat sheets that can be cut with scissors.  Lay down some newspaper before you start for easier clean up.
Step 1. Cut the moss 1" larger than your displays.
Step 2: Fold the moss sheet around to the back of the board.  Pull the moss sheet tightly and glue it down. 
Step 3: Go back along with edge of the moss with another bead of glue to secure the edges.
Step 4: For the corners, trim the excess moss and glue the edges of the corners to the display.

And that's it! You'll want to give it a few taps on the table to shed some of the loose moss.  I also recommend wrapping these in bubble wrap when you are packing for a show to protect them.  

(Jess created these, I was merely the art director. Add display and prop guy to his job title!)



You can do the same technique with fabric.  I've used some lovely silk on some of my displays.  You could even try paper, although that would probably need some Modge Podge magic and that's beyond my skill set.

You can fill little bowls with Styrofoam and glue some of the moss on top for coordinating displays.  Just make sure to balance all this mossy goodness with other colors and textures.

15 comments:

Bead-Mused said...

LOVE these! Your booth looks great!

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LisaS said...

Love this! Thanks for the tip ;)

Christine said...

Love your displays - thanks for sharing!!

Beverly Herman said...

The moss displays are the perfect touch to compliment your jewelry. Your going to have the best dress booth at the show. I am looking forward to seeing pictures of your weekend.

Belén Brown said...

muy original!!!! :D

kristibasket said...

Love this idea!! I too have redone my displays. I sell more vintage inspired jewelry and recovered mine in vintage sewing patterns! It's great to see some fresh, new ideas!!

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

LOVE these! Jess did a really great job. Thank you for sharing this tutorial and for inspiring us Heather!

Saraccino said...

It looks gorgeous! Love your new displays! :)

A Half-Baked Notion said...

I admit when you mentioned this on a previous post, I wasn't seeing the picture in my mind. Seeing is believing! The displays look like they're wearing woodland fairy finery... it's a great backdrop for your butterflies!

Tammie said...

Very COOL idea~ love the earthy feel of your display.

Lupe Meter said...

What a cool idea...never thought of that and I also like the bowls with the moss in them!

Spirited Earth said...

great idea, your displays look amazing

Trish said...

I love the display! Very Clever! Is the butterfly necklace still available??? Great work!

Gaea said...

ADORABLE! : )

Lynda said...

Great transformation for your new line of jewelry. Perfect organic backdrop. And thanks for the 'how-tos'.