Displays With Recycled Materials.




Introduction: Displays With Recycled Materials.

About: I'm a working at home mom, with two kids and one cat ;). I love create cuse and useful things, specially with recycled materials: jewerly, cloth dolls, patchwork, etc.

I'm a crafter, and use to go to Craft Shows and fairs to sell my products. But, have a nice stand with great displays is something difficult to get, if you don't have enough $$$ to invest on it.

Well, I will show you how to make a simple display for handbands, bracelets or whatever kind of jewerly you sell, using recycled materials.

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Step 1: Choosing the Right Materials

My dad was working at home with PVC pipes, he used different sizes, so I "rescue" the scraps and kept them for future projects... and now is time to put hands on it!
If you can't get PVC pipes scraps, try with plastic bottles or another nice material you can recycle.

As I sew, I have a lot of scraps of fabrics and padding from some others projects.
My dad cut 3 PVC pipes sizes I got, very nicely and I just have to cover it with padding and a nice fabric.

Once you clean and dry the PVC pipes, cover (by section), with cold silicone glue, use your hands to fix very tight the padding. 

Step 2: The Fabric Cover

As I want to show the jewerly I made with recycled materials, I went for something with a natural look, like this sackcloth. Just remember to look for a plain color, don't get crazy with printed fabrics... will looks nice, but, you want to show your jewerly, not the displays.

To start gluing the sackcloth, I applied some drops of cold silicone along the padding. Wait a few seconds before and press hard. Let it set well and with the help of the palms, stretch as much as possible the material, to surround it all PVC pipe. Apply a cold silicone double line ... wait a bit and fix it tightly together.

Apply cold silicone on the internal borders (both sides), wait for a bit and fix it tightly. Try to stretch the fabric as much as possible.

Step 3: The Tops

To make the tops...both sides... you can use some plastic caps or make your own with recycled cardboard, like me ;)
Just cut the sizes (2 pieces of cardboard per each sides, and don't forget to glue them together).
Apply the cold silicon at one side of the cardboard properly, and glue the fabric to it. Also, will need to apply some glue inside the circle, and shape the fabric into the circle. 

Step 4: Joining the Tops

Apply cold silicone to all around the top border of the PVC pipes, and do same with the cardboard piece. Wait for a bit, then press both pieces, to join.

Step 5: Done!

Now, I have 3 sizes to display a lot of my eco-jewerly.  Now is your turn...

Happy recycling! ;)

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    7 Discussions


    4 years ago on Step 5

    Great display idea, thank you for sharing :)


    6 years ago on Introduction

    love your idea, just wonder what is the size of the largest pvc?

    many thanks


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Hi streto!
    Those were scraps from a work my dad was doing at my place... I'm (almost) sure it was a 4" PVC pipe. When you add the padding and fabric it looks bigger. ;)


    8 years ago on Introduction

    not a bad idea. I have some things I could use as well, old pringles cans might work for this right?


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Hi Taria!
    Yes, I think Pringles used cans could be a great idea... and you save the "cutting" . The idea is recycle as much as you can.