Saturday, February 4, 2012

Recycled Card Rack + Trim = Unique Display

A few weeks ago, Mom and I were out junkin’ and we came across this card rack. 
We pondered it for a few moments , couldn't figure out what to use it for , 
decided we’d purchase it and  figure it out later.

As time went by, Mom and I had been discussing creating  a section of notions in  one of our booths at Harpeth Antique Mall.
We began chatting back and forth as to what we could do to display a plethora of trim that I had acquired at a tag sale several months back. 

We talked about wrapping the trim around cardboard , then Mom pulled out a merchandising tag from her scrapbook supplies and it set off a spark.  

We thought, what if we wrap the trim around a merchandising tag ....and then it hit us! We could display it in the RACK! Oh my! You’d think we won the lottery! Hahaaa! We were sooooooo excited!

We pulled the rack from storage, measured the size of the tags we would need and began searching for large merchandising tags. 
We purchased 2 different sizes, for thicker and thinner size trim.

We placed the order, and within a couple of days...these tags were in our hands!
We couldn’t get the box opened fast enough! 

Before you knew it...we had wrapped our first bundle of  trim around the first tag and we thought it was simply charming! 

We placed the tag with the trim in the rack, stepped back and looked at each other like we had discovered electricity! ( doesn’t take much to make  us happy! ) 

I had some other responsibilities this past week that I had to attend to.
My Mom  jumped in there and measured  / wrapped all of the trim for me. 
( I can’t thank you enough , Mom! You are the BEST! )

I’m happy to report , the trim and the rack are now on display at Booth 11, Harpeth Antique Mall - Franklin, TN. ...and we think it’s a fun display.

We know we are not the first ones to display trim on a card rack...but we thought it was so much fun how it all worked out.

Thanks my friends! 
I appreciate you stopping by to read about our  latest adventure.
Happy Treasure Hunting! 

Additional Information Regarding Tags and Trim:
We purchased the tags from Xpress Tags
Using cardstock size #10 and #12 - Manilla.

We folded the cards as they were too long to  fit in the rack.

We taped the sides together after they were folded.
It was good that it worked out that way as it gave the card extra strength.

The trim was attached using a small amount of heavy duty tape at the beginning and ending with a straight pin at the top of the card. 
Some of the trim was heavy, we pinned it in the middle to help it from moving or becoming loose. 

I hope you will let me know if you try this! It's a fun way to display trim.